Monday, 10 December, 2018


Fox Hires Former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks

Bennie Garza | 08 October, 2018, 23:52

The former Trump White House Communications Director had announced her retirement in February, one day after testifying before Congress she had lied for the president.

New Fox will include the Fox broadcast network, its sports unit FS1, and Fox News, which is America's leading cable news network.

Once the new Fox is spun off, Hicks will lead the company's communications strategy from Los Angeles.

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

The appointment was cheered by White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who tweeted Monday morning, "Fox won't find anyone smarter or more talented than Hope Hicks".

Mr Shine resigned from Fox News a year ago as the network's handling of sexual misconduct scandals came under scrutiny, though Mr Shine himself was not accused of any harassment.

Before that she worked for the Trump Organization as director of communications.

Hicks was head of the communications team at the White House before leaving in March.

The new company is expected to get an official name and begin operations early next year. O'Brien served as Joe Biden's chief of staff during a portion of his tenure in the Senate. So happy for my friend. O'Brien joins Fox from General Electric, where he is a senior government affairs and policy executive. "They are beyond lucky to have you and the East Coast misses you already".

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