V.P. Biden's Communications Director Jay Carney Expected To Be Named New WH Press Secretary

Washington (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden's communications director Jay Carney is expected to be named the new White House Press Secretary, likely on Friday when a series of other big staff moves will be announced by President Obama, according to a senior Democratic source familiar with the process.

Outgoing White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said at his daily briefing that his successor could be named as early as Thursday afternoon or on Friday, though he said he was not aware of Obama making a final decision on the press post yet. Other White House aides who have been considered for press secretary include Bill Burton, Stephanie Cutter, Josh Earnest, and Jen Psaki.

Several Democratic sources, however, said based on the private deliberations inside the White House Carney is the clear frontrunner for the job.