DirecTV Boss to Be Murdoch's New Vice-Chair

Carey will return to News Corp to replace Chernin at month's end

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 1, 2009 2:11 PM CDT

(Newser) – The CEO of DirecTV is Rupert Murdoch’s choice to be the new No. 2 at News Corp, execs tell the Wrap. Chase Carey will return to the company where he’s held numerous top posts to replace Peter Chernin, whose contract ends this month—though Carey would be vice-chairman, not president. “The deal is essentially done between him and News Corp,” said an insider.

News Corp Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch gestures as he delivers a lecture in Sydney, Australia, Nov. 2, 2008.   (AP Photo)
Rupert Murdoch listens to questions during a media conference at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 28, 2009.   (AP Photo)
Chase Carey.   (DirecTV)
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