White House deputy press secretary heads to private sector

Deputy White House press secretary Jamie Smith is leaving for the private sector, the White House confirmed Saturday. 

Smith has not disclosed yet where she is heading.

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“Jamie was one of the first people I hired after I became press secretary. She’s been a wonderful colleague, an excellent deputy and a good and true friend. We’re all going to miss her," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said.

The departure was first reported by Politico.