White House Press Secretary Jay Carney waves at the end of his last White House briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House June 18, 2014 in Washington, D.C.
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February 26, 2015 10:16 AM EST

Where once he talked foreign policy, now he’ll talk Kindles – former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has taken a high level job with Amazon.

Carney will leave his post at CNN, where he is a commentator, and begin with Amazon on Monday as senior vice president for Worldwide Corporate Affairs, Politico reports. Carney will split his time between the D.C. office and the company’s Seattle headquarters, and he will report directly to Jeff Bezos.

He’s not the only former Obama confidante to head to Silicon Valley. In 2014, former campaign manager and White House adviser David Plouffe became the senior vice president of policy and strategy at Uber.


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