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News Corp.’s Teri Everett to Step Down From Communications Post

January 31, 2012

Jan. 30 (Bloomberg) -- News Corp. said Teri Everett will leave the company next month and be replaced as senior vice president of corporate affairs by Julie Henderson, who also will become chief communications officer.

Everett, who joined News Corp. in 2000 as vice president of corporate communications, will depart Feb. 10, the New York- based company said today in a statement. Her current title is senior vice president for corporate affairs and communications. She said in the statement that she is “ready for something new,” without elaborating.

Henderson, who has managed corporate communications for the company’s West Coast companies such as movie studio 20th Century Fox, will split her time between Los Angeles and New York, reporting to Chief Operating Officer Chase Carey, News Corp. said in the statement.

News Corp. is trying to manage the fallout from the phone- hacking scandal at its U.K. unit that has led to the arrests of at least 20 people, though no one has been charged. Alice Macandrew, the company’s former head of public relations in Europe, left last month. The departure of Matthew Anderson, a strategy adviser to Deputy Chief Operating Officer James Murdoch, was announced last week.

News Corp. rose 0.9 percent to $19.05 at 1:51 p.m. New York time. The shares gained 5.8 percent this year before today.

Bloomberg LP, the parent of Bloomberg News, competes with News Corp. units in providing financial news and information.

--Editors: John Lear, Jeffrey Tannenbaum

To contact the reporter on this story: Edmund Lee in New York at elee310@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Ville Heiskanen at vheiskanen@bloomberg.net


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