News Corporation (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV) today announced that Julie Henderson, the Company’s Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Chief Communications Officer, will be elevated to the role of Executive Vice President, Chief Communications Officer of 21st Century Fox, the media and entertainment entity that will be formed as a result of News Corporation’s separation into two distinct publicly traded companies.
Julie Henderson (Photo: Business Wire)
Ms. Henderson will continue to serve as the chief spokesperson for the Company, leading all global communications initiatives, specifically in support of corporate financial matters, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues and litigation. As part of her new role, she will also be responsible for leading the Company’s efforts to build and manage the 21st Century Fox corporate brand among key audiences worldwide.
Chase Carey, President and COO of News Corporation, commented: “Julie is an invaluable member of our executive team, and her work in effectively communicating our vision and corporate perspective on key issues has become even more vital as we begin a new chapter in our company’s history.”
Ms. Henderson has served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Chief Communications Officer of News Corporation since January 2012, and previously served as its Senior Vice President, Communications and Corporate Strategy. Prior to joining the corporate office, Ms. Henderson was 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.
News Corporation Separation
On June 28, 2012, News Corporation announced its intent to pursue the separation of its business into two separate independent companies, one of which will hold the Company’s global media and entertainment businesses and the other which will hold the businesses comprising News Corporation’s newspapers, information services and integrated marketing services, digital real estate services, book publishing, digital education and sports programming and pay-TV distribution in Australia.