Teri Everett Leaving as News Corp.'s Top PR Officer

Julie Henderson will be elevated to chief communications officer

Teri Everett is leaving as  News Corporation's top public relations executive, the company said on Monday.

She will be replaced by Julie Henderson, who is being elevated to senior vice president, corporate affairs and chief communications officer.  

Saying she is "ready for something new," Everett will exit the company on February 10. She did not elaborate on her destination. 

Also read: News Corp. Expands Julie Henderson's Domain

"I am immensely grateful to Teri for leading our communications efforts so adeptly in recent years," Rupert Murdoch, chairman and chief executive officer of News Corporation, said in a statement. "During her more than 10 years with News Corporation, Teri gained not only the trust and respect of all who worked with her — but my great appreciation as well. She has been one of our most effective and well-liked executives. I respect her decision and wish her sincere good luck in her next endeavors." 

Henderson's new post will include oversight of the company's global communications, corporate affairs and corporate social responsibility efforts.

Everett joined the company in 2000 as vice president of corporate communications, spearheading News Corporation's Los Angeles communications initiatives. Over the succeeding decade, she expanded her portfolio of responsibilities to include corporate affairs and corporate social responsibility, ultimately running the company's global corporate affairs and communications efforts from December 2009.

Prior to joining the corporate office, Henderson served as senior vice president, corporate communications for the company's former Fox Interactive Media (FIM) unit. She previously ran the digital division at mPRm Public Relations, where she focused on providing counsel to companies at the convergence of entertainment and technology.

Henderson will divide her time between Los Angeles and New York, but will remain primarily based in Los Angeles. She will report to President and Chief Operating Officer Chase Carey.