Murdoch Taps N.Y.C. Education Official as Chief of Staff

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The director of communications for the New York City Department of Education has been tapped by News Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch as the media mogul's chief of staff.

Natalie Ravitz will join News Corp. in about two weeks and report directly to Murdoch. Ravitz has close ties to Joel Klein, the former chief of education for New York City who joined News Corp. in 2010 as executive vice president and is a member of Murdoch's Office of the Chairman.

In an internal email to his staff, Murdoch said, Ravitz would help him "prioritize my commitments to align with key News Corp. initiatives."

The announcement comes just one day after News Corp. announced that Teri Everett, the head of corporate communications for News Corp., was resigning.

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