Former White House communications director Hope Hicks will join the new FOX organization as chief communications officer, according to a statement by the company.
Hicks is a proven leader and “world-class” public affairs professional, FOX said in the statement. In her new position, FOX says that she “will define and project FOX’s voice to our relevant communities.”
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders congratulated Hope on her new position.
“FOX won’t find anyone smarter or more talented than Hope Hicks. So happy for my friend,” Sanders posted on Twitter. “They are beyond lucky to have you and the East Coast misses you already.”
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
— Kayleigh McEnany (@PressSec) October 8, 2018
The announcement comes after 21st Century Fox sold its entertainment assets to Disney so that it can concentrate on live news and sports content.
Hicks’ position is that of an executive vice president and her appointment will take effect after the new FOX is created.
Ms. Hicks most recently served as White House Communications Director and Director of Strategic Communications for U.S. President Donald Trump. In these roles, she oversaw the administration’s communications strategy and led a team responsible for creating and coordinating key messages relating to economic issues, domestic policies and international affairs.