In the latest employee transfer between the White House and Fox, it was announced that former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks will be taking on the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer for New Fox — the parent company of Fox News, Fox Business, and others — bringing the presidency closer than ever before to the media conglomerate.
Her new role was announced on Monday by Fox’s chief legal and policy officer Viet Dinh. As Dinh praised Hick’s for her coordination of the administration’s communication strategy, he said that she “will define and project Fox’s voice to our relevant communities” in a message to staff.
This transition comes at a time of great change for the company which is, in part, being bought out by Disney. In a deal including the company’s movie studios and cable channel FX, Disney is buying most of 21st Century Fox excluding Fox News, Fox Sports, and the company’s broadcast network and TV stations. That will become the new version of Fox that Hicks will be overseeing.
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