News Corp.’s Ginsberg Out, Everett Rises

Teri Everett upped to head of corporate communications.

Last Updated: November 16, 2009 @ 4:31 PM

Gary Ginsberg, News Corp.’s executive vice president of global marketing and corporate affairs, will be leaving the company at the end of the year, the company announced Monday.

“Gary has been one of my most trusted and effective executives over the past decade,” Rupert Murdoch, News Corp. chairman-CEO, said in a statement. “He developed and expertly managed our corporate affairs efforts, spearheaded initiatives that added significant value to our businesses, and is as well-liked and respected a colleague as any in our company."

Mr. Ginsberg will remain as a consultant to Mr. Murdoch.

Teri Everett, News Corp.’s senior VP for corporate communications, becomes the new head of corporate communications and corporate social responsibility. She was Peter Chernin’s spokeswoman for many years.

Reed Nolte, senior vice president for investor relations, will assume the top position in investor relations.

Mr. Ginsberg joined the company in January 1999 as executive VP for corporate communications; over the next 11 years, he expanded his portfolio of responsibilities to include investor relations, corporate social responsibility and global marketing.

He was named to News Corp.’s executive management committee in 2000, and in 2007 was named to the seven-member Office of the Chairman.

“This has been the experience of a lifetime and I will always be grateful to Rupert for the many opportunities he’s given me over the years,” Mr. Ginsberg said in a statement. “It was a difficult decision to leave a company that has been such a vital part of my life. … But I’ve been thinking about leaving for a while now to pursue something new, and this seemed like the right time to do it.”