Joel Klein to Stop Overseeing News Corp. Standards Committee

Gerson Zweifach will replace Klein, who will return to his duties as CEO of News Corp.'s education division

The internal committee tasked by News Corp. with investigating illegal bribery and hacking at the company's U.K. tabloids is overhauling its chain of command. 

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Joel Klein, who previously oversaw the so-called Management and Standards Committee, will transition back to his role as executive vice president and CEO of News Corp.'s education division. 

(Joel Klein pictured left)

The committee will now report to Gerson Zweifach, News Corp.'s senior executive vice president and group general counsel. Zweifach has been a committee member since February. The shift in leadership was approved by News Corp.'s board of directors, the company said. 

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In May, the committee completed its internal review of three News Corp.-owned papers — the Times, Sunday Times and the Sun — finding virtually no evidence of any illegal conduct along the lines of the phone hacking that resulted in the closure of News of the World last summer.

It said it would continue to assist Scotland Yard in its investigation into illegal news-gathering tactics at the company's U.K. arm. 

In his new role, Zweifach will report to News Corporation's independent directors through Viet Dinh, an independent director and chairman of the company's nominating and corporate governance committee.