(May 27, 1968- )
Born in Warrington, United Kingdom
Chief executive of News International (2009-2011)
Editor of the Sun (2003-2009) and News of the World (2000-2003)
Resigned from News International in wake of News of the World phone hacking scandal (July 15, 2011)
Arrested for phone hacking and corruption (July 17, 2011)
Charged with interfering with the police investigation into the phone hacking scandal (May 15, 2012)
Why she might be annoying
Her first writing assignment was for a soap opera column.
She bugged the hotel room where she interviewed Princess Diana’s boyfriend James Hewitt (1994).
Her ‘naming and shaming’ campaign against child molesters resulted in several innocent people being harassed (2000).
She was nicknamed ‘the slapper’ after allegedly assaulting her husband (2005).
She was editor of New of the World when its reporters illegally hacked into several cell phones, including those of 9/11 victims and a murdered schoolgirl.
She only resigned from News International after being urged to do so by several prominent people.
Why she might not be annoying
She decided to be a journalist when she was 14.
She started out as a secretary at News of the World.
She was the Sun’s first female editor (and tried to get rid of the Page Three girls).
Her charm and shrewdness have been widely commented on.
She was arrested when she arrived for what she thought was an interview with the London police.
Some think she is sacrificed by media mogul Rupert Murdoch to protect his family.
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In 2016, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
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In 2013, Out of 27 Votes: 70.37% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 121 Votes: 76.86% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 245 Votes: 73.06% Annoying
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