Former editor of the Sun and the News of the World, Rebekah Brooks, may be in line for a US position in Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp following the not-guilty verdict returned in the phone-hacking trial delivered in June.
Brooks, who stood down from her position as the chief executive of the firm’s UK newspaper sector, visited News Corp’s New York offices this week, scouting out a potential return to the media, according to the Guardian.
A spokesperson for News Corp told the Guardian: “Brooks and her family are here in the United States for a visit, reconnecting with friends and meeting with businesses as she explores and considers her professional future.”
Former government director of communications, Andy Coulson, stood trial alongside Rebekah Brooks and others and was found guilty of conspiring to illegally intercept voicemail communications between 2002 and 2006 while he was editor of the News of the World. He received an 18-month sentence.
Brooks who earlier this month withdrew a bid to receive a multi-million pound refund for her phone hacking trial costs, said she felt “vindicated” by the trial verdict.