Hope Hicks has landed her post-White House gig. President Trump's former communications director, who left the administration earlier this year, is now the head of corporate communications for Fox. Hicks will assume the role for the new version of the company that will emerge after Disney purchases 21st Century Fox's assets next year; Disney is buying the entertainment-focused assets, leaving behind a streamlined company "rooted in television," as Variety puts it, and revolving around Fox News, Fox Sports, and Fox Broadcasting Co. (Variety says this new company will be called New Fox, though CNN says it will be renamed FOX from Fox, and NBC News explains that "New Fox" is simply how the company has become known in media circles.)
Hicks, whose official title is executive VP and chief communications officer, succeeds Julie Henderson, who decided not to transition from 21st Century Fox. Rupert Murdoch will be co-chairman of the new company, it was announced last week, while his son Lachlan will be CEO. Also Monday, Danny O'Brien was named executive VP and head of government relations. "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," said Fox’s chief legal and policy officer, Viet Dinh, in a statement.