Reports: Chase Carey In Talks To Replace Peter Chernin


A familiar face could be headed back to News Corp. in a top management role under Rupert Murdoch.

Chase Carey, prexy and CEO of DirecTV Group, is in advanced talks with Murdoch about returning to News Corp. in a senior post to help manage the conglom's far-flung businesses following the departure later this month of Murdoch's longtime No. 2, Peter Chernin.

Word of Carey's possible return comes as a surprise, however, given Murdoch's insistence at the time Chernin announced his resignation as News Corp. prexy and chief operating officer in February that he would not appoint a direct successor. News Corp. even restructured the exec hierarchy of its L.A.-based entertainment business to adjust to the post-Chernin order.

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(Cynthia Littleton writes for B&C’s sister publication, Daily Variety)