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Ex-White House aide Hope Hicks joining Fox

Former White House communications director Hope Hicks will run Fox’s public relations.
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Former White House communications director Hope Hicks will run Fox’s public relations.

The Trump-Fox bond continues to tighten.

Surprising no one, former White House communications director Hope Hicks has announced that she is joining Fox, the new parent company of Fox News, as an executive vice president and chief communications officer. She’ll move to Los Angeles to run their public relations, and she’ll report to Lachlan Murdoch, eldest son of Rupert. When she left the White House, she was replaced by Bill Shine, who had been serving as Fox News’s senior vice president.

Hicks worked for Trump’s campaign in New York, then moved to D.C. when Trump took office. She resigned in February, after serving as one of his most loyal and long-serving aides.

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I’d suggest that the move would give Fox News an edge in access to the president, but Trump has already made Fox News his favorite. He has given the network more interviews that any other by a long shot — some 33, compared to six for the next on the list, Bloomberg.

Matthew Gilbert can be reached at matthew.gilbert@globe.com.