The former communications director for President Trump is headed to Fox News. Hope Hicks, who left the White House in March, has been named the chief communications officer for Fox as well as an executive vice president of the new Fox company, based in Los Angeles.
According to USA Today, “Fox also announced that Danny O’Brien, an executive from General Electric Co. and former Senate aide, will serve as executive vice president and head of government relations.”
Viet Dinh, the company’s chief legal and policy offer, released a statement saying “Hope and Danny are proven leaders and world-class public affairs professionals. Together they will define and project FOX’s voice to our relevant communities.”
Earlier today, President Trump’s press secretary Sarah Sanders Tweeted her support for Hicks.
FOX won’t find anyone smarter or more talented than Hope Hicks. So happy for my friend. They are beyond lucky to have you and the East Coast misses you already. https://t.co/mUQUlip5oc
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) October 8, 2018