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

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Pedestrians walk past News Corp. headquarters in New York. 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. Photographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

Jan. 30 (Bloomberg) -- News Corp. said Teri Everett will depart next month, the third communications executive to leave the company since December, and will be replaced by Julie Henderson.

Everett, who joined News Corp. in 2000, will depart on 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 will become senior vice president for corporate affairs and chief communications officer. She has managed corporate communications for the company’s West Coast companies such as movie studio 20th Century Fox. Henderson will split her time between Los Angeles and New York, reporting to Chief Operating Officer Chase Carey, according to 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 1.1 percent to $19.09 at the close in New York. The shares have gained 7 percent this year.

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

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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