Exclusive: Rupert Murdoch bio by Claire Atkinson coming in 2025
Claire Atkinson, a veteran media reporter, plans a major biography of Rupert Murdoch that'll be out in 2025 and is titled ... "MURDOCH."
Why it matters: Atkinson is a British journalist who once worked for Rupert Murdoch's New York Post. She'll portray him as a "tenacious yet perennially unsatisfied man, a formidable business leader, and a once-in-a-century business legend," according to the publisher, Grand Central.
Zoom out: Murdoch said Thursday he'll step down as chairman of Fox Corp. and News Corp.
- Michael Wolff, who wrote a bestselling trilogy about former President Trump, will be out Tuesday with a dark take on the Murdoch empire, "The Fall: The End of Fox News and the Murdoch Dynasty."
Zoom in: "Spanning the full arc of his life and career, 'MURDOCH' will explore what drives this relentless workaholic — an Oxford University graduate with a disdain for the elite and an uncanny ability to connect with the man on the street," the publisher's announcement says.
- "The book will uncover the enduring impact Rupert has had on the world of politics and communications — and his grown son Lachlan Murdoch, now solely in charge of Fox and News Corp. — and shed light on the complicated relationships that inspired 'Succession.'"