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Port Authority Commissioner Steps Down, Plans Move To London

James Rubin's Last Day At His Post Was Wednesday
James Rubin (credit: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey)

James Rubin (credit: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – The commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has resigned.

A spokesman for the Port Authority confirmed Sunday that James Rubin’s last day was Wednesday. He was appointed to the post by Gov. Andrew Cuomo a year and a half ago.

Rubin is the husband of CNN foreign correspondent Christiane Amanpour. The New York Times reports Rubin will move to London with his wife and son.

Rubin was the State Department’s chief spokesman under President Bill Clinton. Before entering government, he was a journalist and a professor.

Rubin led the Port Authority’s security committee and was a member of its operations committee. Cuomo also appointed him as a counselor to the state’s Empire State Development Corporation.

Rubin will be a scholar in residence at Oxford University’s Rothermere American Institute. He also plans to write a book.

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