White House Press Secretary Jay Carney leaving

Posted at 2:19 PM, May 30, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-30 14:19:01-04
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(CNN) — Jay Carney is stepping down as White House press secretary, President Barack Obama announced on Friday.

Carney said he’d leave in mid June.

He is Obama’s second press secretary during the more than five years of his presidency.

“It’s been an amazing experience,” the former journalist said from the White House briefing room podium.