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Former Communications Director Hope Hicks Joins Fox in Corporate Role

Former Communications Director Hope Hicks Joins Fox in Corporate Role

New Fox is the company that will remain after 21st Century Fox completes it's sale to the Walt Disney Company. In her new role, the Times reported, Hicks will relocate to Los Angeles and work in close concert with Murdoch's eldest son, Lachlan Murdoch, who is poised to become next chairman and chief executive of Fox.

Former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks exits Air Force One behind U.S. President Donald Trump after they arrived at the John Glenn Columbus International Airport in Columbus, Ohio, U.S., August 4, 2018. The new company will include its major TV channels: Fox News, Fox Business Network, Fox broadcasting and sports networks FS1 and FS2. Before that she worked for Hiltzik Strategies, a public relations firm that handled PR for Trump's businesses, including Trump Tower.

Trump gives the bulk of his television interviews to Fox News.

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This summer he named former Fox News co-president Bill Shine as assistant and deputy chief of staff for communications. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted that Fox was "beyond lucky" to have her. It was paired with announcement that Julie Henderson, a 12-year veteran of the company, would step down as head of corporate communications when the Disney deal closes, along with top lieutenant Nathaniel Brown.

The new company is expected to get an official name and begin operations early next year.


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