News Corp has announced the appointment of Arthur Bochner as the new Chief Communications Officer and Executive Vice President. Bochner, who begins his tenure this month, will be succeeding Jim Kennedy, who is set to retire later this year. Bochner brings with him considerable experience from his time at The Walt Disney Company, where he held various communications roles including overseeing strategic communications and serving as Chief of Staff in the CEO’s office. Previously, Bochner has had stints at Bloomberg, Citigroup, and FD Public Affairs. News Corp’s CEO Robert Thomson lauded Bochner’s strategic sensibility and savvy messaging skills, describing him as a fitting successor to the retiring Kennedy. Kennedy, who was the first Chief Communications Officer for News Corp, is stepping down following a distinguished career with roles in the government, Hollywood, and the White House. Thomson highlighted Kennedy’s influence in addressing digital platforms and his role in News Corp’s strategy on the digital front. Bochner, who is relocating to New York with his family, holds a BA from The University of Pennsylvania and is currently pursuing an MBA at the University of Michigan. He has co-authored several books and even appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Oprah Winfrey Show.

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