Oct 8, 2018 - Economy

Hope Hicks to join New Fox as chief communications officer

Hope Hicks stands outside wearing a white dress, heels and sunglasses

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Former White House communications director Hope Hicks will join New Fox, the company left after 21st Century Fox sells its assets to Disney next year, as its chief communications officer and executive vice president, according to Variety.

Why it matters, via Axios' Sara Fischer: This is one of the bigger, more noteworthy gigs that a former Trump aide has landed thus far, and it shows the close relationship between the Murdochs and the Trump White House. Hicks, while a very savvy 29-year-old White House vet, is not very experienced in the complex world of global broadcasting, but she’s an important asset to New Fox, which will inevitably face political and regulatory battles in its efforts to expand its new network.

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