Chase Carey, the former DirecTV CEO, is on board for another tour with Rupert Murdoch, this time as deputy chairman, president and chief operating officer.
News Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rupert Murdoch today announced the appointment of Chase Carey to deputy chairman, president and chief operating officer, effective July 1. Reporting to Murdoch, he will have oversight of News Corp.’s global operations and will be based in New York.
Carey, 55, will join the board of directors of News Corp. on July 1 when Peter Chernin steps down as a director.
The appointment marks a return to the company for Carey who spent 15 years as a senior executive at the company before becoming chief executive officer of The DirecTV Group in 2003.
“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,” said Murdoch.
Carey said, “Under Rupert’s leadership, News Corp. has always been the boldest, most innovative media company in the world. With its leading franchises, News Corp.’s growth opportunities are second to none and I am thrilled to be returning at such a transformative time for our businesses across the globe.
Prior to DirecTV, Carey was co-chief operating officer of News Corp. from 1996 to 2002, as well as co-chief operating officer of the Fox Entertainment Group from 1998 until 2002. He served on board of directors of News Corp. from 1996 until 2007 and on the board of the Fox Entertainment Group from 1992 until 2002.