News Corp. Announces Departure of Key Communications Executive

Jan 31, 2012  •  Post A Comment

News Corp. has announced a change in its executive ranks. Leaving the company, effective Feb. 10, will be Senior VP of Corporate Affairs and Communications Teri Everett.

The company promoted Julie Henderson to senior VP, Corporate Affairs, and chief communications officer, The move will expand Henderson’s current roles in corporate communications and strategy to add oversight of the company’s global communications, corporate affairs and corporate social responsibility efforts.

News Corp. Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch said in a statement: “I am immensely grateful to Teri for leading our communications efforts so adeptly in recent years. During her more than 10 years with News Corporation, Teri gained not only the trust and respect of all who worked with her — but my great appreciation as well. She has been one of our most effective and well-liked executives. I respect her decision and wish her sincere good luck in her next endeavors.”

Everett has been with News Corp. since 2000, having joined as VP, Corporate Communications. She became head of the company’s global corporate affairs and communications effort in December 2009.

Said Everett: “The past decade has, without a doubt, been the highlight of my career. News Corp. executives are a peerless group and I will miss them immensely. I will always be grateful to Rupert and Chase for their support over the years and am thrilled that Julie will be succeeding me. While it may be a tired cliche, I am ready for something new.”

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