LONDON (AP) - News International says that CEO Rebekah Brooks has resigned.
She is the most prominent victim so far of the U.K. tabloid journalism scandal racing through Rupert Murdoch's media empire.
The company confirmed that the Murdoch protege, who served as News International's chief executive, had handed in her resignation.
In a letter sent to staff, Brooks said she was leaving the company because her desire to stay on was putting the reputation of the company at risk.
Prime Minister David Cameron says it's the right decision. News Corp. also announced today it would run advertisements in all of Britain's national papers this week to "apologize to the nation for what has happened."