NEW YORK, NY, November 9, 2010 – News Corporation today announced that Former New York City Department of Education Chancellor Joel Klein will join the Company as Executive Vice President, Office of the Chairman. He will report to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rupert Murdoch and will join News Corporation’s Board of Directors.
After decades of leadership in private and public sectors, ranging from U.S. Chairman and CEO of Bertelsmann, Inc. to Deputy White House Counsel to President Clinton, Mr. Klein will act as a senior advisor to Mr. Murdoch on a wide range of initiatives, including developing business strategies for the emerging educational marketplace.
“We’re very fortunate to have a leader of such exceptional depth join the senior executive team of News Corporation,” said Mr. Murdoch. “His record of achievement leading one of the country’s toughest school systems has given him a unique perspective that will be particularly important as we look into a sector that has long been in need of innovation.”
“I’ve long admired News Corporation’s entrepreneurial spirit and Rupert Murdoch’s fearless commitment to innovation,” Mr. Klein said. “I am excited for the opportunity to be part of this team — and to have the chance to bring the same spirit of innovation to the burgeoning education marketplace.”