, who has headed News Corp.'s cross-platform selling unit since April 1998, has left the company to pursue other interests. The parting was said by company insiders to be amicable.
As Senior VP of News Corp. One, Lanahan's mission was to guide advertisers to cost-efficient buys and promotional efforts across News Corp.'s more than 35 media properties. Prior to joining News
Corp., Lanahan spent 10 years at J. Walter Thompson and five years as director of North America media for Coca-Cola.