Fox Hires Former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks

Former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks is joining FOX

Former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks is joining FOX

President Trump's former communications chief Hope Hicks is taking on a similar role at the new Fox company, meaning she'll supervise messaging at her former boss' favorite television network.

Ms Hicks, who was known as the "Trump Whisperer", resigned days after giving testimony to a congressional committee about a probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

This summer he named former Fox News co-president Bill Shine as assistant and deputy chief of staff for communications.

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The relationship between between the White House and the Fox empire is well documented.

This new position is due to the recent sale of 21st Century Fox to Disney. Company insiders who spoke with Variety expressed concern that Hicks - who once, according to the New York Times, admitted to House of Representatives investigators that she sometimes told so-called white lies on behalf of President Donald Trump - could prove a divisive presence in the company.

Those deals are expected to be completed in the first half of 2019, pending regulatory approval. Lachlan Murdoch, son of conservative media mogul Rupert Murdoch, will be its chairman and chief executive, The Hill reported. Fox also announced on Monday that Danny O'Brien, former executive vice president and head of government relations for GE Transportation, will join the company in that same role. "Hope and Danny are proven leaders and world-class public affairs professionals".

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