Published: Tue, October 09, 2018
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Hope Hicks has a new job

Hope Hicks has a new job

The company announced Monday that Hicks will serve as executive vice president and chief communications officer for Fox, which will include its broadcast network, Fox News Channel, Fox Sports and 28 television stations.

Hicks resigned from her White House position in April.

Hope Hicks, formerly a close aide to President Trump, is joining "New Fox", the TV company that will be left after 21st Century Fox completes the sale of its production and entertainment cable assets to Walt Disney Co.

Fox has always been a bi-coastal media conglomerate - Fox News is run from NY, for example, while Fox Sports and Fox Broadcasting have been led from Los Angeles - but Rupert Murdoch, the company's founder and longtime governing executive, largely managed affairs from a skyscraper on Manhattan's Avenue of the Americas (though he is known to have a vineyard on the West Coast).

A longtime confidant of Donald Trump, Hicks was the press secretary on his 2016 campaign. The $71.3 billion Disney-Fox merger is expected to be finalized by early next year. Hicks will replace former executive vice president and chief communications officer for 21st Century Fox, Julie Henderson, who chose not to transition to the new Fox corporation, along with senior vice president Nathaniel Brown.

Viet Dinh, Fox's chief legal and policy officer, lauded Hicks for coordinating the administration's communications strategy and leading a team that coordinated messaging on economic issues, domestic policies and worldwide affairs.

"So happy for my friend", she tweeted. O'Brien has previously been chief of staff to three Democratic senators: Joe Biden (Del.), Robert Menendez (N.J.) and Robert Torricelli (N.J.). The company also named Danny O'Brien as their Executive Vice President and Head of Government Relations. "They are beyond lucky to have you".

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