Gibbs starts last week as press secretary

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs is nearing the end.

Gibbs said Monday that this is his last week as press secretary before he moves out of the White House and Jay Carney, former spokesman for Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenBiden says 'enough is enough' after Santa Fe school shooting Zinke provided restricted site tours to friends: report Democrat wins Philadelphia-area state House seat for the first time in decades MORE, takes over.

"I'm going to miss almost all of you," Gibbs joked Monday during his briefing, confirming that this is his last week.

Carney has been enduring a series of preparatory sessions, where West Wing aides pepper him with questions similar to those he will hear when he takes over the podium next week.

The timing of Gibbs's departure means Carney's first big task will likely be selling Obama's budget, which comes out Feb. 14.