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Outgoing White House press secretary Jay Carney delivered his final briefing on Wednesday, saying he has "loved every minute" of the job.

“This has been an extraordinary experience, and I have loved every minute of every day, even the many minutes of many days that I’ve spent in this room,” he told reporters at his last briefing.

Thanking President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and the press itself, Carney contrasted his former job as a reporter with the task of speaking from the podium each day.

“It was all about a team effort and all about working towards a common goal that had nothing to do with any individual, even the president,” he said of the top spokesman position.

Carney first took the post in 2011. Obama made a surprise appearance in the White House on May 30 to announce Carney’s departure.

He will be succeeded by deputy Josh Earnest.