Rebekah Brooks to Run News Corp's Storyful (Report)

Rebekah Brooks

In June 2014, she was found not guilty of all charges in the phone-hacking scandal.

Rebekah Brooks, the former News of the World and The Sun editor, is reportedly close to getting a gig at Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.

The Financial Times is reporting that Brooks will be based in the U.K. and run News Corp's social media news agency Storyful, possibly as part of a broader role focusing on digital initiatives. 

Meanwhile, the Daily Mail had reported that she is planning to move to the U.S., where she would head up the company's search for online investments. A source said she was expected to stay in the U.K. though.

Brooks, who ran News Corp's U.K. newspaper business before stepping down during the phone-hacking scandal, was found not guilty in June 2014 of all charges in the hacking trial. 

Sources told The Hollywood Reporter in October 2014 that Brooks was meeting with News Corp about possible job opportunities. She also had a reputation for being a close Murdoch confidante and having a feel for what readers cared about, making a return to the News Corp fold less surprising, said one industry observer.

In her past work, though, she never had any major formal digital or social media focus, that person also pointed out. Analysts wouldn't immediately comment on the possible new role for Brooks.

A News Corp rep declined to comment. 

March 1, 2:50 p.m. Updated with the Financial Times' story.

March 1, 11:05 p.m. Updated with observer comment and analysts information.

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