Jay Carney Resigns, To Be Replaced By Josh Earnest

According to USA Today, President Obama announced Friday that White House press secretary Jay Carney will be stepping down from his job.

According to the report, Carney will stay on staff until mid-June and then be replaced by deputy Josh Earnest.

Obama called Carney one of his closest friends and a great press secretary whom he said will continue to rely on as an outside adviser.

The president said Carney plans to take the summer off before getting a new job.