"I'm going to miss him a lot," Obama said about Carney.
Obama said Carney "has become one of my closest friends" and is a "great advisor" with a "great heart."
Carney did not specify his last day or plans after the White House, but said that he will be leaving in mid-June. Deputy press secretary Josh Earnest will take his place.
"It's been an amazing experience," Carney said of his time as press secretary. "In mid-life you don't often make a whole new set of friends."
Source: huffingtonpost.com By Katherine Fung & Paige Lavender