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. (Read more Rupert Murdoch stories.)

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