White House Press Secretary

  • December 22, 2016  

    During the campaign and after, President-elect Donald Trump voiced his distrust of the media and held the press at arms-length. On Thursday, he announced his communications team, including RNC strategist Sean Spicer as press secretary. Brian Stelter of CNN and Jeff Mason of Reuters join Judy Woodruff to discuss what to expect about press relations once the president-elect takes office. Continue reading

  • May 30, 2014  

    In our news wrap Friday, President Obama announced that Jay Carney will resign as White House press secretary after three and a half years. Carney is being replaced by his deputy, Josh Earnest. Meanwhile, officials in northern India fired two policemen amid mounting outrage over the gang rape and killing of two teenage girls. Continue reading

  • May 30, 2014   BY  

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama disclosed he’s losing his chief spokesman on the same day that the president came to the White House briefing room to personally announce the resignation of his Veterans Affairs secretary.

    It was a Friday not quite like any other recently.

    Press secretary Jay Carney had a surprise visitor to his daily news briefing, which began not long after Obama’s visit there to discuss Secretary Eric Shinseki’s departure. Continue reading

  • February 12, 2013  

    Judy Woodruff gets a preview of President Obama’s first State of the Union of his second term from White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, who offers a sense of what Americans can expect from the speech, as well as the president’s reactions to critics. Continue reading

  • September 13, 2000  

    The White House Press Secretary for President Clinton until the end of September 2000 discusses how "The West Wing" could change public perceptions of the White House and the press. The following are extended excerpts of his interview with the NewsHour. Continue reading