Ms. Hicks, who declined to remark for this text, suggested Ivanka Trump on her style and actual property companies earlier than becoming a member of Mr. Trump’s marketing campaign. On the White Home, she was one of many few aides who may anticipate, and typically mood, Mr. Trump’s mercurial moods.
For the Fox empire, it’s a second of transition.
In a $71.three billion deal anticipated to be accomplished subsequent yr, the Walt Disney Firm is about to accumulate the majority of the Murdochs’ leisure and media property, considerably altering the Hollywood panorama. For Rupert Murdoch and his kids, the deal represents a major downsizing, and a shift in focus to information and sports activities.
In coping with the press, the Murdochs have lengthy relied on the steerage of Julie Henderson, the chief communications officer of 21st Century Fox. Ms. Henderson is anticipated to step down from her function with the Murdochs after the Disney sale is accomplished. Her deputy in New York, Nathaniel Brown, can also be opting to not proceed with the brand new firm.
Fox introduced Ms. Hicks’s appointment alongside a brand new function for Danny O’Brien, a former senior aide to Joseph R. Biden Jr., the previous vice chairman, and Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey, who will lead the corporate’s Washington-based authorities relations group.
“Collectively they may outline and mission Fox’s voice to our related communities,” Viet Dinh, Fox’s chief authorized and coverage officer, wrote in a press release.
A former mannequin and faculty lacrosse star, Ms. Hicks minimize her enamel in public relations at Hiltzik Methods, the high-powered New York communications agency. She labored there with Joshua Raffel, who additionally ended up within the Trump administration and lately landed his personal post-White Home job, dealing with communications for the e-cigarette big Juul.
Ms. Hicks’s White Home tenure was not with out controversy. Her function in a press release by Donald Trump Jr., a few 2016 assembly with Russian operatives at Trump Tower, attracted consideration from federal investigators, and she or he testified for eight hours earlier than the Home Intelligence Committee shortly earlier than leaving the West Wing.