Former Communications Director Hope Hicks Joins Fox in Corporate Role

Howard TerryOct 10, 2018

Hicks, who left the White House on March 29, will be based in Los Angeles.

This would put Hicks in charge of defending Fox News - at the same time Fox News is defending President Donald Trump against investigations by special counsel Robert Mueller.

The Hicks news in many ways overshadowed a long-anticipated announcement, also made Monday, about Peter Rice, Dana Walden, and multiple Fox television executives moving to Disney.

Ms Hicks, who was known as the "Trump Whisperer", resigned days after giving testimony to a congressional committee about a probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. She was considered one of Trump's most trusted advisers during a chaotic first year for the president.

Before the deal closes, expected next year, Fox will separate the Fox Broadcasting network and stations, including Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network, into a newly listed company.

In July, Disney outbid Comcast Corp with a $71.3 billion offer to buy some assets from Fox. Additionally, Danny O'Brien, who now serves as a senior government affairs and policy executive at General Electric, will join Fox as an executive vice president and head of government relations. "Hope and Danny are proven leaders and world-class public affairs professionals". O'Brien was previously chief of staff for Democrats Joe Biden and Robert Menendez.

"So happy for my friend", she tweeted. "They are beyond lucky to have you and the East Coast misses you already".

Hicks had a mostly behind-the-scenes role at the White House.

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