David Rhodes, a former Fox News executive who also led CBS News, has quietly begun consulting for Rupert Murdoch’s media empire.

Mr. Rhodes has been working on projects connected to News Corp. in the United Kingdom, according to a company spokesman, Jim Kennedy. The reunion has provoked speculation within the empire that Mr. Rhodes could return to Fox News in some capacity.

His return to the Murdoch fold comes at a time when Fox News has faced questions about its coverage of the coronavirus crisis.

News Corp. controls Dow Jones, the parent company of The Wall Street Journal, as well as News UK, the company behind The Times of London. The chairman of News Corp. is Rupert Murdoch and the co-chairman is his elder son, Lachlan. The company is run separately from Fox News.

Mr. Rhodes spent 12 years at Fox News, where he led the network’s news coverage — but not its higher-rated opinion programming — through the 2008 election. His brother, Ben Rhodes, was an adviser to Barack Obama during the presidential campaign and, later, in the White House.

Mr. Rhodes did not respond to an inquiry about his role and plans.

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