New York City's longtime school chancellor, Joel Klein, has been hired as a senior advisor and board member at News Corp. The company said Klein is to advise it on initiatives including the "emerging educational marketplace."
Klein, 64, was also deputy White House counsel to President Bill Clinton, the chief executive of the U.S. operations of German media giant Bertelsmann AG, and the antitrust chief at the Justice Department when it launched a case against Microsoft.
Klein will occupy a newly created position and report to News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch.
He joins the company at a time when it is facing a European Commission review of its proposed $12.5 billion acquisition of the 61 percent of British satellite TV provider BSkyB that it doesn't already own.