Kathryn Murdoch — the daughter in law of conservative media mogul Rupert Murdoch — and her husband James have emerged as unlikely voices for climate change and setting aside partisan politics, according to a profile by The New York Times.
- James Murdoch was once a rising star within the Murdoch empire.
- He was running its British satellite TV service Sky while quietly slipping in green initiatives to the company’s efforts.
- James’ older brother, Lachlan, however, soon emerged as the “favored sun” with James receding.
- After News Corp. sold many of its assets to Disney earlier this year, James left the company.
- Lachlan, meanwhile, continued on as CEO and chair of Fox Corp., the company that held on the assets that weren’t sold — namely its broadcast network, Fox Business and the cable channel that airs “Hannity.”
- Meanwhile, James and Kathryn Murdoch have widened their push into climate change initiatives, which is likely a sore spot with the other Murdochs and Fox.