Rebekah Brooks is set to return to Rupert Murdoch-controlled News Corp a year after she was cleared of phone hacking, it has been reported.
The former Sun boss will be appointed chief executive of its UK division as soon as September, according to the Financial Times.
ITV News understands Mrs Brooks is expected to take up the role in the coming weeks.
Brooks was cleared of all charges following a 138-day trial at the Old Bailey which saw former News of the World editor Andy Coulson jailed.
A spokeswoman for News Corp said: "As we have said before, we have been having discussions with Rebekah Brooks and when we have any announcements to make we will let you know."