Hope Hicks Joins New Fox as Chief Communications Officer
Oct 09 2018
Hope Hick, former White House communications director, is the new head of corporate communications for the new Fox corporation, which includes Fox broadcasting, Fox Sports, and Fox News, Variety reports.
According to a press release, Hicks will join "New Fox", the company left following Twenty-First Century Fox's upcoming merger with Disney.
At New Fox, Hicks will succeed two executives who oversaw 21st Century Fox's communications when Fox News was beset by multiple sexual harassment allegations, including against its co-founder Roger Ailes and top star Bill O'Reilly. A 22-year Fox News veteran and a loyal soldier to the late Roger Ailes, Shine had been with the organization since its launch.
Mr Trump gives the bulk of his television interviews to Fox News. Before that she worked for Hiltzik Strategies, a public relations firm that handled PR for Trump's businesses, including Trump Tower. She resigned from the administration in February, after she admitted to telling white lies in her testimony before the House Intelligence Committee. She succeeded Scaramucci as White House communications director shortly after his volatile 10-day stint came to a close in late July 2017. Porter was ultimately forced to resign.
She will be based in Los Angeles.
Chief legal and policy officer Viet Dinh announced Ms Hicks's hiring on Monday. O'Brien served as Joe Biden's chief of staff during a portion of his tenure in the Senate.