New Fox hires Hope Hicks as head of communications

Posted October 10, 2018

Surprising no one, former White House communications director Hope Hicks has announced that she is joining Fox, the new parent company of Fox News, as an executive vice president and chief communications officer.

Hicks will go to work for FOX, as its Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, according to The Hill. The president months ago hired former Fox News co-president Bill Shine as his Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications. Hicks, who left the White House on March 29, will be based in Los Angeles.

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The news about Hicks' new gig was signal-boosted by White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who tweeted, "Fox won't find anyone smarter or more talented than Hope Hicks. They are beyond lucky to have you and the East Coast misses you already". He is known as such an avid viewer of Fox that anchors and political guests have even sometimes sought to address Trump directly from its programs in attempts to influence his thinking.

The company also named Danny O'Brien head of government relations. Additionally, Danny O'Brien, who now serves as a senior government affairs and policy executive at General Electric, will join Fox as an executive vice president and head of government relations.

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Mr Trump gives the bulk of his television interviews to Fox News.

The new company is expected to get an official name and begin operations early next year.

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