Brooks on Thursday appeared at Lewisham police station in London to receive the charges, which carry a maximum punishment of two years in prison, AFP reported.
She was bailed to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on September 3.
In total, police issued 19 separate charges of conspiring to illegally intercept the voicemails of some 600 people, including Hollywood stars Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Jude Law as well as politicians and crime victims.
“I am not guilty of these charges,” she said in a statement released by her lawyers. “I did not authorise, nor was I aware of, phone hacking under my editorship.”