We've know for a while that Robert Gibbs' days as White House press secretary are numbered. Now reports are emerging that Jay Carney, Biden's communications director and former a former journalis at Time, is going to be named as Gibbs' replacement. ABC News has more on this and some other White House personnel shake-ups:
Sources tell ABC News that President Obama is expected to make staffing announcements as soon as today or tomorrow, and is expected to name two new deputy chiefs of staff: current head of the White House Office of Health Reform Nancy-Ann DeParle and current White House director of Scheduling and Advance Alyssa Mastromonaco.
White House insiders say Robert Gibbs' replacement as White House press secretary seems likely to be Jay Carney, the current communications director for the Vice President, though the president has yet to inform Carney or any of the other candidates -- deputy communications director Jen Psaki, in particular, but also deputy press secretaries Bill Burton and Josh Earnest -- of his decision.
Other job announcements expected include a role for Assistant to the President for Special Projects Stephanie Cutter as deputy to senior adviser David Plouffe and a senior staff role for David Lane, a longtime aide to chief of staff Bill Daley, on Daley's team. Rob Nabors, currently a senior adviser to the White House chief of staff, is expected to become director of legislative affairs; the current director, Phil Schiliro, has long been expected to leave after a very active two years.