Trump's Former Communications Director, Hope Hicks, Has Landed a New Gig

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

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted that Fox won't find anyone smarter or more talented than Hicks.

At the time of her departure, Hicks was one of Trump's longest-running advisors.

New Fox will include the Fox broadcast network, its sports unit FS1, and Fox News, which is America's leading cable news network.

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The appointment of Hicks highlights the ties between the Trump White House and Rupert Murdoch's media empire.

At New Fox, Hicks will succeed two executives who oversaw 21st Century Fox's communications when Fox News was beset by multiple sexual harassment allegations, including against its co-founder Roger Ailes and top star Bill O'Reilly. She also worked on the Trump campaign as the press secretary.

Hicks resigned from her post on February 28, the day after she reportedly testified to the House Intelligence Committee that she occasionally had told "white lies" on behalf of the president, but never within the context of the ongoing investigation into Russian election tampering. The $71.3 billion Disney-Fox merger is expected to be finalized by early next year.

Hicks will move to Los Angeles to start her new role once the sale is finalized with Disney. "Together they will define and project FOX's voice to our relevant communities", Dinh said. So happy for my friend. O'Brien is a longtime Washington hand who was staff director of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and chief of staff to three senators. O'Brien previously served as chief of staff to Senators Joe Biden (D-Del.), Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and Robert Torricelli (D-N.J.).

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