Former Trump aide Hicks joins Fox as communications chief


Hope Hicks, President Donald Trump's former White House Communications Director, has landed a new gig as FOX's Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, the company said in a statement on Monday.

Former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks exits Air Force One behind U.S. Presidehiot Donald Trump after they arrived at the John Glenn Columbus International Airport in Columbus, Ohio, U.S., August 4, 2018.

The new company, being created by the shedding of many of 21st Century Fox's entertainment assets to the Walt Disney Company, will include Fox News Channel, the Fox broadcasting network, several local Fox stations and Fox Sports.

Trump gives the bulk of his television interviews to Fox News. She worked for Trump at his company before he was elected.

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It's not unusual for communications executive, trained in the crucible of Washington, D.C., to land jobs in Hollywood.

Hicks resigned from her post on February 28, the day after she reportedly testified to the House Intelligence Committee that she occasionally had told "white lies" on behalf of the president, but never within the context of the ongoing investigation into Russian election tampering. Viet Dinh, recently named chief legal and policy officer of the new company, is expected to relocate to Los Angeles, according to a person familiar with the matter. The president months ago hired former Fox News co-president Bill Shine as his Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications.

"So happy for my friend", she tweeted.

New Fox also appointed Danny O'Brien has its head of government relations.