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How to Be White House Press Secretary

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There is no proven formula for becoming White House Press Secretary. The single most important factor in determining your odds of becoming White House Press Secretary is your working relationship with the President of the United States. To determine a route that may lead you that position, it is useful to study the backgrounds of the individuals that have recently held the position of White House Press Secretary as of 2015.

Jay Carney began his career as a journalist for the Miami Herald, and eventually became a correspondent for Time Magazine working out o

Josh Earnest, Robert Gibbs, Jay Carney, Ari Fleisher, Tony Snow, Scott McClellan, Dana Perino

Press Secretaries of the Obama Administration

Robert Gibbs, Obama'a first press secretary, was an aid to Obama as a Senator and subsequently headed up communications for Obama's first presidential campaign. Gibbs was replaced by Jay Carney who began his career as a journalist, eventually earning a position as a correspondent for Time Magazine covering the White House. He first served as director of communications for Vice President Biden before Obama picked him for the top spot. Obama's third press secretary, was then-Senator Obama's Iowa communications director in the 2008 presidential campaign.

Press Secretaries of the George W. Bush Administration

Ari Fliescher, the first press secretary in the George W. Bush administration, worked for Bush on the 2000 presidential campaign. Fleischer previously worked for many politicians and served as deputy communications director on the 1992 reelection campaign of the first President Bush, George H.W. Bush. Fliesher's successor, Scott McLellan had served as George W. Bush's communications director when he was Governor of Texas. McLellan was followed by Tony Snow, a broadcast journalist, who had also worked for the George W. Bush's father during his presidency in the 1990s. Bush's final secretary, Dana Perino,



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