Former Trump White House communications director Hope Hicks is expected to return to the White House in the coming weeks, leaving her position as chief communications officer at Fox Corporation after just 16 months.
According to CNN and the New York Times, Hicks will be working as a senior counselor and reporting to President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, who also acts as the president’s senior adviser. In her new role under Kushner, Hicks won’t be working in the communications department at all.
In her roles as communications director and director of strategic communications during the first year of the Trump administration, she oversaw the administration’s communications strategy and led a team responsible for creating and coordinating key messages relating to economic issues, domestic policies and international affairs.
Hicks, a relatively unknown public relations specialist with Ivanka Trump, rocketed to fame during the 2016 election and went on to become one of President Trump’s closest and most long-serving aides. She joined up with the billionaire in the earliest moments of the presidential campaign and followed him into the White House.
In the famously volatile administration, Hicks ultimately rose to the position of communications director after several more senior officials in the positions exited. She departed the West Wing herself in March 2018.
In October 2018, it was announced that Fox Corporation had named Hicks its chief communications officer.