Fox hires ex-Trump aide Hope Hicks

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Hicks, the 29-year-old former White House communications director who was at Mr. Trump's side since the earliest days of the campaign until she left the White House in March, joins the Murdoch empire at FOX - the company resulting from the merger between 21st Century Fox and The Walt Disney Company.

Hicks will go to work for FOX, as its Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, according to The Hill. "I will miss having her by my side". Hicks is relocating to Los Angeles for the role, 21st Century Fox said in a press release. The company also named Danny O'Brien as their Executive Vice President and Head of Government Relations. O'Brien has previously been chief of staff to three Democratic senators: Joe Biden (Del.), Robert Menendez (N.J.) and Robert Torricelli (N.J.). "Hope and Danny are proven leaders and world-class public affairs professionals". "Together they will define and project Fox's voice to our relevant communities".

Fox News was the administration-friendly platform where Trump's embattled Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, addressed allegations of sexual misconduct from high school and college in a rare interview in the midst of the confirmation process.

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Hope Hicks has landed a new job.

Hicks was caught up in a controversy surrounding former White House staff secretary Rob Porter, another close Trump aide, whom Hicks had been dating.

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The hiring of Hicks is sure to further fuel criticism that Fox News has become largely a mouthpiece for Trump.

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch will retain ownership of Fox, the new spin-off company that includes the cable news network.

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