Klein gives up role in News Corp hacking probe

AP News
Posted: Jun 18, 2012 4:00 PM
Klein gives up role in News Corp hacking probe

Former U.S. assistant attorney general Joel Klein is relinquishing his role as head of News Corp.'s internal probe into phone hacking at its British newspaper unit. He is surrendering the duties to Gerson Zweifach, a company lawyer.

News Corp. said the move allows Klein to return to his full-time job as executive vice president and CEO of News Corp.'s education division.

Klein joined News Corp. in January 2011 after resigning from his post as New York City's school chancellor. His job developing an education business for the company was quickly side-tracked by the hacking probe that began last summer.

Zweifach has been a member of News Corp.'s Management and Standards Committee, which has been looking into the hacking scandal, since February. As head of the committee, he will report to News Corp. director Viet Dinh.