Hope Hicks Joins Fox As Executive Vice President And Chief Communications Officer

The cozy relationship between Fox News and the White House just got a whole lot cozier.

Former White House communications director and close Trump associate Hope Hicks has found her newest landing spot: New FOX.

According to a press release from the company that is left over following the merger of 21st Century Fox and Disney, Hicks has been hired as an Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer.

Hicks will not be joining Disney but instead the spun-off company that will include Fox News, Fox Business, Fox Sports and the Fox broadcasting stations.

This, of course, raises more questions about the cozy relationship between the Trump administration and Fox. Recently, former Fox News co-president Bill Shine joined the White House as he essentially replaced Hicks as the administration’s communications chief.

Besides Shine, former Fox News contributor John Bolton is now the president’s national security adviser, ex-contributor Kim Guilfoyle works for a pro-Trump Super PAC and is dating the president’s son, former Fox News host Heather Nauert is the State department’s spokesperson, one-time contributor Mercedes Schlapp is the White House strategic communications director, and former commentator KT McFarland was briefly a deputy national security adviser.

On top of the number of former Fox News personalities that hold positions within the administration, Fox stars Sean Hannity, Lou Dobbs and Jeanine Pirro are seen as unofficial advisers to the president, speaking to him on a regular basis. And former Trump campaign deputy chair David Bossie is currently a Fox News contributor.

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Justin Baragona is the founder and publisher of Contemptor. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.
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