The former co-president of Fox News is reportedly in ‘final talks’ to become the White House communications director.
He was expected to be offered the job according to sources who told The New York Times, taking over the position vacated by Hope Hicks when she left in March.
Fox News reporter John Roberts tweeted that an “announcement could be soon.”
— John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) June 27, 2018
The former Fox News executive was close to Roger E. Ailes, the network’s chairman who was ousted amid a wave of sexual harassment allegations. Though Shine left the network last May over the handling of the allegations, he has denied any wrongdoing.
Shine has reportedly been spending time at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida along with the president and mutual friend, Fox News host Sean Hannity, according to Politico. Hannity had been advocating for Shine in the communications director position for the last few months “big time” behind the scenes, a source told CNN.
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