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News Corp.’s independent directors are discussing shifting Chief Operating Officer Chase Carey to the role of chief executive officer, Bloomberg reports from anonymous sources. This would make him Rupert Murdoch’s first-ever successor after almost six decades as CEO.
The change in leadership is not yet a done deal, according to sources. The company’s independent directors will reportedly make a more concrete decision following Murdoch’s appearance before the U.K. Parliament today. Reportedly, News Corp. executives who saw Murdoch rehearsing for the appearance were not confident in how he handled the questions given to him.