Apple Considers Former White House Press Secretary for PR Boss [Update]

Former Obama administration Press Secretary Jay Carney is reportedly in the running to become Apple's next PR boss, replacing Katie Cotton. Apple announced her planned departure in May, but as of yet hasn't said when she's leaving or who will take her place.

Apple said to be considering Jay Carney to replace Katie CottonApple said to be considering Jay Carney to replace Katie Cotton

Mr. Carney has also caught the interest of Uber for their PR efforts, too, according to Re/Code.

Mr. Carrey served as President Obama's White House Press Secretary from February 2011 until June 2014. Prior to that, he worked as Director of Communications for Vice President Joe Biden, and Time Magazine's Miami Bureau chief.

Apple's PR division is known for its tight control over information and strong efforts to control the message media receives about the company, although that may be changing. Reports claim Apple is looking to reshape its PR department into something that's more approachable and open.

Apple isn't talking about its PR boss job hunt, so there isn't any official word on when Ms. Cotton will be replaced.

Update: The Loop's Jim Dalrymple gives Re/Code's report a big, fat "nope," which is pretty much as good as coming right from Apple. Jim says Apple CEO Tim Cook hasn't ever even met Mr. Carney.