That didn’t take long. Teri Everett left News Corp at the end of last month as Rupert Murdoch’s chief communications officer, and now she has landed at Time Inc as EVP Corporate Communications. Her duties at the Time Warner publishing arm will include media relations and publicity, executive and employee communications, corporate philanthropy, government affairs and social responsibility. She starts March 5 and will report to Time Inc CEO Laura Lang. “One of our priorities is to create a transparent, open dialogue about Time Inc’s goals and strategies both within the company and to our external constituents,” Lang said in the release announcing the move. “Teri’s honest and direct approach and strong track record make her the ideal executive to lead our communications efforts.” Everett’s departure at News Corp came as Murdoch’s empire has taken fire for a phone-hacking scandal at its UK newspaper unit.
NEW YORK, NY, January 30, 2012 – News Corporation today announced that Teri Everett, News Corporation’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Communications will be leaving the company on February 10. In a related announcement, the Company elevated Julie Henderson to Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Chief Communications Officer, expanding her current corporate communications and strategy roles to include oversight of the company’s global communications, corporate affairs and corporate social responsibility efforts.
“I am immensely grateful to Teri for leading our communications efforts so adeptly in recent years,” Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and CEO of News Corporation said. “During her more than 10 years with News Corporation, Teri gained not only the trust and respect of all who worked with her – but my great appreciation as well. She has been one of our most effective and well-liked executives. I respect her decision and wish her sincere good luck in her next endeavors.”