Ayotte Elected to News Corp Board
Former senator lost in a squeaker last year to Sen. Maggie Hassan
Former Sen. Kelly Ayotte was elected to the board of directors for the Rupert-Murdoch-owned News Corp.
The New Hampshire Republican served one term in the Senate before losing to Democrat Sen. Maggie Hassan in a squeaker last year.
More recently, Ayotte served as a sort of liaison to the Senate for Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court nomination.
“By providing high quality news, books, digital real estate services and more to people around the world, News Corp plays such an important role in keeping people informed and engaged while focusing on delivering long-term value for investors,” Ayotte said in a statement announcing her election to the board.
News Corp Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch touted Ayotte’s “invaluable leadership and strategic planning skills, as well as in-depth knowledge in the areas of public policy, government and law.”
The former senator will serve on the board’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. She replaces Elaine Chao, who stepped down after being selected as President Donald Trump’s Transportation secretary.