News Corp (NWS) chairman Rupert Murdoch wants to hire DirecTV CEO Charles G. Carey — known as Chase to friends like you and us — as his second-in-command, reports the NYT.
People thought Rupe would replace his departing right-hand-man and COO Peter Chernin with his son, James Murdoch. That looks less likely now.
DirecTV, controlled by John Malone, will hold a board meeting today to discuss Chase’s contract, which is set to expire in 2010.
Chase — who possesses a fantastic mustache, it must be said — worked his way up through the News Corp empire before going to DirecTV in 2002. He was CEO of Fox Television and co-COO of News Corp from 1996 to 2002.
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