New WH Press Secretary Jay Carney Married to ABC News Reporter Claire Shipman


The White House announced that Jay Carney will replace Robert Gibbs as Press Secretary. Carney is most known for his work at Time Magazine, which would make him a natural fit for a job in this White House. He’s also married to ABC News correspondent Claire Shipman.

Carney, a Yale University graduate, is a former Moscow correspondent for Time and was the magazine’s Washington bureau chief through the 2008 presidential campaign. He is married to Claire Shipman, a journalist for ABC News.

Am I the only one who finds this all a little too cozy?

Claire Shipman joined ABCNEWS‘ Good Morning America as the show’s senior national correspondent in May 2001.

Shipman also serves as a substitute anchor on the news segments of Good Morning America and contributes to other ABCNEWS programs.

She is based out of the network’s Washington, D.C., bureau.

How will she provide unbiased coverage when she’s married to the White House Press Secretary? Not that ABC News is known for unbiased reporting. But if you thought they spun things before, imagine the spin when Shipman’s covering national political news now.