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Josh Earnest to Succeed Jay Carney as White House Press Secretary in July

WhiteHouseWhite House Press Secretary Jay Carney will leave his role in July and Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest will take over as lead spokesperson, GovExec reported Friday.

Carney’s three-year tenure as press secretary is the longest anyone has served in that post in 20 years, Brian Resnick and Marina Koren write.

“People say to me, ‘You have the hardest job’ or ‘one of the hardest jobs’ and I am not saying it is easy every day—but I loved it,” Carney said during a press briefing.

Meanwhile, Earnest also spoke at the briefing about his predecessor and readiness for his new job.

Earnest worked as the president’s Iowa communications director during the 2008 presidential campaign, the report said.

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