Chase Carey To Be News Corp.'s Number Two
June 4, 2009 at 4:51 AM (PT)
NEWS CORP. Chairman RUPERT MURDOCH YESTERDAY (6/3) confirmed he is bringing back company veteran CHASE CAREY to be his second-in-command, reports THE NEW YORK POST. "CAREY will become Deputy Chairman/Pres./CEO on JULY 1st after PETER CHERNIN steps down as Pres./COO. He will also join the company's board. MURDOCH reportedly has been courting CAREY, the chief executive of satellite operator DIRECTTV, since CHERNIN announced his decision to leave at the end of the month.
"A longtime trusted adviser to MURDOCH, CAREY will oversee NEWS CORP.'s sprawling media business.
"CHASE has been one of my closest advisers and friends for years and I am delighted we'll once again be working together across our businesses as we face the challenges and great opportunities ahead," MURDOCH said in a statement.