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Hope Hicks finds new home at Fox News. Other networks feeling the pain as WH friends celebrate

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Former White House communications director Hope Hicks is heading to Fox News.

Coming out the winner in the Hicks sweepstakes, New Fox announced Monday that Hicks has been hired as chief communications officer and executive vice president of the streamlined FOX cable broadcasting company.

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The new company includes Fox News, Fox Sports, Fox Business and other properties. Her appointment will take effect upon the completion of the sale of film and television assets to the Walt Disney Company in 2019 — Disney is buying much of 21st Century Fox.

Hicks, 29, resigned from the Trump administration earlier this year after replacing Anthony Scaramucci when he was fired. She’ll reportedly be based in Los Angeles.

It was also announced that Danny O’Brien will serve as executive vice president and head of government relations for the revamped company.

Hicks and O’Brien will report to Viet Dinh, Fox Chief Legal and Policy Officer.

“Hope and Danny are proven leaders and world-class public affairs professionals,” he said. “Together they will define and project FOX’s voice to our relevant communities.”

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders took to Twitter to inform Fox just how fortunate they are.

“FOX won’t find anyone smarter or more talented than Hope Hicks. So happy for my friend. They are beyond lucky to have you and the East Coast misses you already,” she tweeted.

It goes without saying that the Trump Derangement Syndrome crowd has its panties all in a wad.

This being the same crowd that sits silent while CNN and MSNBC employ countless former Obama administration officials and other notable Democrats.

Tom Tillison


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