Hope Hicks, former right-hand woman to President Donald Trump and his trusted communications chief, is set to join Fox as an executive vice president and Chief Communications Officer.
According to a press release, Hicks will join “New Fox”, the company left following Twenty-First Century Fox’s upcoming merger with Disney.
Lachlan Murdoch, son of Rupert Murdoch, will take the reigns at New Fox as chairman and CEO. The new company will include its major TV channels: Fox News, Fox Business Network, Fox broadcasting and sports networks FS1 and FS2.
The move is sure to raise even more questions about the cozy relationship between Fox News and the Trump administration. Bill Shine, a former Fox News executive, replaced Hicks as White House communications director in July.
Hicks will report to Viet Dinh, Fox Chief Legal and Policy Officer, and will be based in Los Angeles.
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