James Murdoch quits as News International executive chairman

James Murdoch quits as News International executive chairman London: James Murdoch, News International executive chairman, has stepped down from his post, the company announced Wednesday.

The move comes as News International continues to mired in a phone hacking scandal that led to the closure of News of the World tabloid in July of last year.

He will remain as deputy chief operating officer of parent group News Corporation, BBC reported.

PTI