Rebekah Brooks parents: Meet John Roberts Wade and Deborah Wade

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Who are Rebekah Brooks’s parents? Rebekah’s parents are John Roberts Wade and Deborah Wade. She was born on 27 May 1968 in Warrington. Brooks is a British journalist and former chief executive of News International, the British newspaper subsidiary of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation. I have more details on who her parents are. Keep reading for more.

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Who Is Rebekah Brooks?

Rebekah Brooks was born on 27 May 1968. She is currently 54 years old. Rebekah began her Brooks career as a reporter at the Surrey Advertiser. She then joined News International in 1989.

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With hard work, Rebekah rose to the ranks at the company, becoming editor of the News of the World in 2000 and editor of The Sun in 2003. In 2009, she was appointed chief executive of News International.

Things were going well till 2011 when a lot of controversies hit her. One such controversy was the 2011 News International phone hacking scandal. The scandal, which involved the illegal hacking of voicemail accounts of public figures by News of the World journalists, led to the closure of the newspaper and resulted in multiple arrests and criminal trials. She herself was charged with multiple counts of conspiracy to hack voicemails, conspiracy to bribe public officials, and perverting the course of justice, but was acquitted of all charges in 2014.

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After the scandal, she resigned from her position as chief executive of News International and took a year-long off. In 2015, Brooks returned to News Corp to become CEO of the company’s British newspaper division and was later appointed as Chief of News UK.

Rebekah Brooks to head Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp as CEO

With the phone hacking scandal over, Rebekah Brooks has the chance to rise again. The merger of Fox Corps and News Corps will land Rebekah Brooks the new role of CEO. Fox Corps and News Corps split as a result of the Phone hacking scandal and as everything has settled, they will merge again.

Who Are Rebekah Brooks’s Parents?

Rebekah’s parents are John Roberts Wade and Deborah Wade. She was born on 27 May 1968 in Warrington. Brooks’s parents were running a tree-pruning business. Her father, John Robert Wade, died aged 50 in 1996.


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