Rebekah Mary Brooks
, born 27 May 1968) is a British journalist
and former newspaper editor
. She was chief executive of News International
(from 2009 to 2011), having previously served as the youngest editor of a British national newspaper as editor of the News of the World
(from 2000 to 2003) and the first female editor of The Sun
(from 2003 to 2009). She married actor Ross Kemp
in 2002; in 2009, they divorced, and she married former racehorse trainer and author Charlie Brooks.
She is a prominent figure in the News International phone hacking scandal
, having been the editor of the News of the World
when illegal phone hacking
was allegedly carried out by the newspaper. On 15 July 2011, Brooks resigned as chief executive of News International, following widespread criticism of her role in the controversy. Sky News
, 15 July 2011.
Brooks was born Rebekah Mary Wade
, Lancashire. She grew up in Daresbury
, She attended Appleton Hall County in Warrington.<ref... Read More