Hope Hicks joins Fox as chief communications officer

Hope Hicks joins Fox as chief communications officer

Donald Trump's former communications chief Hope Hicks is taking on a similar role at a new Fox company, meaning she'll supervise messaging at her former boss's favourite television network.

Hicks didn't have any political background when Trump asked her to join his presidential campaign as his communications director, but she quickly became one of the aides closest to him and was seen as the president's gatekeeper to the media.

During her tenure at the White House, which ended in February after she voluntarily abdicated the post, Hicks garnered a reputation among reporters for providing a window of accessibility into an administration known for its clandestine and often unpredictable moves.

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch will retain ownership of Fox, the new spin-off company that includes the cable news network.

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Hope Hicks has landed a new job.

"She is as smart and thoughtful as they come, a truly great person", Trump said in a statement after her White House resignation, adding: "I am sure we will work together again in the future". Porter was ultimately forced to resign. The $71.3 billion Disney-Fox merger is expected to be finalized by early next year.

Hicks assumes the position as the new Fox takes shape in the aftermath of the selling of most of 21st Century Fox to Disney. The president months ago hired former Fox News co-president Bill Shine as his Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications. O'Brien has previously been chief of staff to three Democratic senators: Joe Biden (Del.), Robert Menendez (N.J.) and Robert Torricelli (N.J.).

"So happy for my friend", she tweeted.

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