Amazon hires former Obama press secretary: Politico

Jay Carney
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Jay Carney

Amazon.com has hired President Barack Obama's former spokesman Jay Carney as senior vice president for worldwide corporate affairs, Politico reported on Thursday.

Carneystepped down as Obama's press secretary in June after more than three years in the high-profile job. Since then, he has been a political commentator on CNN, a gig that he will give up now that he has joined Amazon, Politico said.

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Carney,who will oversee the internet retailer's public relations and lobbying efforts, will report to Chief Executive Jeff Bezos, Politico said.