Jim Kennedy, a top Sony corporate communications exec and PR advisor to Bill and Hillary Clinton, will join News Corporation on Dec. 9 as its chief communications officer.
He exits the senior VP for strategic communications post at Sony Corp. and will report to News Corp. CEO Robert Thomson.
Julie Henderson held the chief communications officer post at News Corp. before its June split into two companies. Henderson took the top slot at 21st Century Fox.
Kennedy was spokesman for President Bill Clinton, Vice President Al Gore, and Sens. Hillary Clinton and Joe Lieberman. He was also a White House aide and later served as communications director for the William J. Clinton Foundation.
Ashley Huston, formerly of Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal, is deputy head of communications for News Corp.
Kennedy joined Sony in 2005, serving in Culver City, Calif., before moving to New York in late 2011.