The former White House communications director and director of strategic communications as part of the Trump administration is joining Fox, the company that will be spun off upon completion of the merger between 21st Century Fox and The Walt Disney Co.
21st Century Fox announced Monday that Hope Hicks will be Fox executive VP and chief communications officer. Hicks held her position in the White House from January 2017 to April of this year.
The company also announced that Danny O’Brien has been named Fox executive VP and head of government relations.
The appointments were announced by Viet Dinh, Fox Chief Legal and Policy Officer, to whom both executives will report. O’Brien will be based in Washington and will head the Fox D.C. office, and Hicks will be based in Los Angeles.
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