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A White House announcement is planned yet today or early tomorrow.
The announcement will also include two new appointments as Deputy Chiefs of Staff. Nancy-Ann DaParle, currently head of the White House Office of Health Reform and Alyssa Mastromonaco, current White House director of Scheduling and Advance.
Prior to Carney’s role as communications director for VP Biden, he worked for Time Magazine for 15 years and left as Washington Bureau Chief in 2008.
Gibbs plans to open his own consulting business, however, will retain close ties to the president and will undoubtedly become more involved with President Obama’s re-election campaign as it achieves traction.
Others being considered to succeed Gibbs as Press Secretary included Jen Psaki, Karen Finney and Bill Burton.