Hope Hicks, the previous communications director of U.S. President Donald Trump, has been appointed as communications chief at Fox, the corporate being spun off from Twenty-First Century Fox’s merger with Walt Disney Co.
Hicks, certainly one of Trump’s longest-serving and most trusted aides, resigned from her White Home job earlier this yr.
Hicks was caught up in an issue surrounding former White Home workers secretary Rob Porter, one other shut Trump aide, whom Hicks had been relationship. She labored to defend him when costs of home abuse in opposition to his two former wives emerged. Porter was in the end pressured to resign.
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In July, Disney outbid Comcast Corp with a $71.three billion supply to purchase some property from Fox.
Earlier than the deal closes, anticipated subsequent yr, Fox will separate the Fox Broadcasting community and stations, together with Fox Information Channel and Fox Enterprise Community, right into a newly listed firm.
The corporate additionally named Danny O’Brien head of presidency relations. O’Brien joins Fox from Normal Electrical, the place he’s a senior authorities affairs and coverage govt.