Antoinette Cook Bush has been appointed as the executive vice president and global head of government affairs for Rupert Murdoch's new News Corporation, the company announced on Wednesday.
Bush will take over her new position, based in Washington, D.C., starting June 24. She will report to Robert Thomson, CEO of the new News Corporation.
News Corporation proposed splitting itself into two independently traded businesses last June, one housing its publishing assets, the other boasting its more lucrative film and television businesses.
Two other executives earlier had been named for the company. Anoushka Healy, the group managing editor for the Times and the Sunday Times in London, was named chief strategy officer, and William Lewis, who joined News Corp. in 2010 to help run the British newspaper group News...