Murdoch’s Democratic Liaison Leaving News Corp.

By Andrew Gauthier 

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The New York Times

Gary Ginsberg, a close adviser to Rupert Murdoch for 11 years who often served as a liaison between the conservative Mr. Murdoch and the Democratic Party, will leave News Corporation at the end of the year.

Mr. Ginsberg, an executive vice president, is the second top executive in recent months to leave News Corporation, the media conglomerate controlled by Mr. Murdoch. Over the summer Peter Chernin, who was president of News Corporation and for years had been Mr. Murdochs top lieutenant, stepped down. Mr. Ginsberg had been close to Mr. Chernin, who was also closely associated with Democratic politics.

In a statement on Monday, Mr. Ginsberg, 47, said: “I’ve been thinking about leaving for a while now to pursue something new, and this seemed like the right time to do it.”

Mr. Murdoch called Mr. Ginsberg “one of my most trusted and effective executives over the past decade.”

Mr. Ginsberg, a former lawyer in the Clinton White House, was hired in 1999 to be News Corporations director of communications. More…