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09/10/2014 09:23 am ET Updated Sep 10, 2014

Jay Carney Joins CNN, Surprising Nobody

In a move that will surprise very few, former White House press secretary Jay Carney has joined CNN as a contributor.

Carney, who was a veteran journalist before joining the Obama administration, will start Wednesday night, just as the president makes a major address about ISIS.

He is one of a string of Obama officials to get jobs in the media once they leave the White House. He's also about the zillionth White House press secretary to make that move.

Carney's move into punditry was widely assumed; a New York Times interviewer once asked him, "Now that you’re leaving your job as White House press secretary, do you know which cable news network you’re going to be a pundit for?"

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