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From the Miami Herald to the White House

There's always a Florida connection. The new White House press secretary, Jay Carney, began his journalism career at the Miami Herald.

Bios note that Carney -- who replaces Robert Gibbs -- started his journalism career at the newspaper in 1987. He worked in the Key West bureau and left in 1988 to become Miami bureau chief for Time magazine. He most recently was vice president Joe Biden's communications director.

Not many journalists get chosen for the top communications post.