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Fox Hires Former Trump Aide Hope Hicks as Top Communications Officer

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What to Know

  • Hope Hicks is best known as one of President Donald Trump's most trusted aides
  • She served as White House communications director and director of strategic communications for Trump until she left in April
  • After she left the White House, former Fox News executive Bill Shine took over a role similar to hers

Months after leaving the White House, Hope Hicks will head to Fox to become its new chief communications officer.

Hicks is best known as one of President Donald Trump's most trusted aides. She served as White House communications director and director of strategic communications for Trump until she left in April of this year.

The company, which will be spun off after Disney completes its takeover of 21st Century Fox, will be home to Fox News, the conservative-leaning news and commentary network. Trump is an outspoken fan of Fox News, often promoting their programming on his Twitter feed.

Hicks' move represents a swap of sorts. After she left the White House, former Fox News executive Bill Shine took over a role similar to hers, as deputy chief of staff for communications.

This story first appeared on CNBC.com. More from CNBC:

White House communications director Hope Hicks said she will resign from her position in the coming weeks. The announcement came a day after Hicks spoke before the House Intelligence Committee on Russian interference in the 2016 election. Hicks admitted to the committee that she would occasionally tell “white lies” for the president.
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