Hope Hicks has landed in Los Angeles.
Months after resigning from her role as White House communications director and moving back to New York City, Hicks has been hired by Fox as executive vice president and chief of communications officer.
Hicks will be based on the West Coast in her new role with the company being spun off from 21st Century Fox’s merger with The Walt Disney Company. The new company being spun off, sometimes referred to as "New Fox," includes Fox News, Fox Sports, and the broadcast network.
Hicks, who was one of President Trump’s closest confidantes, left the White House in April. She had served as Trump’s press secretary during the 2016 presidential campaign.
She famously avoided the spotlight throughout her tenure by Trump’s side. However, she was thrust into the limelight in her final months on the job.
Hicks announced her decision to leave her West Wing position a day after she acknowledged to the House Intelligence Committee that she occasionally told “white lies” for Trump.
She was pulled into the scandal surrounding former White House staff secretary Rob Porter’s domestic abuse allegations. Hicks had been reportedly dating Porter at the time and was involved in drafting the White House’s initial response to Porter’s past.
Fox also announced Danny O’Brien had been named as executive vice president and head of government relations. O’Brien held a similar position at General Electric.
“Hope and Danny are proven leaders and world-class public affairs professionals. Together they will define and project FOX’s voice to our relevant communities,” Viet Dinh, FOX chief legal and policy officer, said in a statement Monday.
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