On Thursday, Al Jazeera America announced that Carey was one the first four new anchors hired by the channel.
Carey will join other Al Jazeera America anchors Del Walters, Jonathan Betz and Morgan Fogarty to present live new throughout the day from the Al Jazeera America studio in New York City.
Carey is the only national anchor out of the four, with Walters having worked as an anchor at Washington, DC’s ABC affiliate; Betz working as a field reporter and fill-in anchor at an ABC affiliate in Dallas; and Fogarty having been the main evening anchor at the CW affiliate in Charlotte.
Back in January, Al Jazeera coughed up a reported $500 million to buy Al Gore’s little-watched Current TV and replace it with Al Jazeera America, which is scheduled to launch next month. Al Jazeera America is funded by the government of Qatar.