Dept. of Succession: Rupert Murdoch Promotes His Sons

Rupert Murdoch walking with sons James Murdoch (R) and Lachlan Murdoch Photograph by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Sometime quite early this morning, before the sun rose in New York, Rupert Murdoch’s news and entertainment empire announced (PDF) simultaneous dual promotions for Murdoch’s sons. According to the pre-dawn release, older brother Lachlan Murdoch has been promoted to non-executive co-chairman of 21st Century Fox. Younger brother James Murdoch has been promoted to co-chief operating officer. There was no mention of their sister, Elisabeth Murdoch, who is the founder of Shine Group, a television production company now owned by 21st Century Fox.

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