https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing ... ns-officerHope Hicks to become Fox chief communications officer
Former White House communications director Hope Hicks is joining Fox as its chief communications officer.
The media company made the announcement on Monday, saying that Hicks will be based in Los Angeles.
Fox, the company to be spun off as part of 21st Century Fox's merger with Disney, also announced the hiring of Danny O’Brien, who is slated to become head of government relations.
“Hope and Danny are proven leaders and world-class public affairs professionals," Viet Dinh, Fox chief legal and policy officer, said in a statement. "Together they will define and project FOX’s voice to our relevant communities.”
Hicks will start in her new position once Disney closes its acquisition of 21st Century Fox assets. She will lead public relations of the remaining Fox assets.
The new Fox will include Fox News, Fox Sports, the Fox network and TV stations. Lachlan Murdoch, son of conservative media mogul Rupert Murdoch, will be its chairman and chief executive.
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Trump, no longer ratings gold, loses his prime-time spot on Fox News
President Donald Trump loves to brag about ratings, but he’s not getting them anymore.
As he’s ramped up his rally schedule ahead of the midterms, viewership numbers for the raucous prime-time events have been roughly similar to — sometimes dipping below — Fox News’ regular programming, and the network has recently stopped airing most evening events in full.
During three Trump rallies last week, Fox News showed clips and highlights from his speeches but stuck largely with its normal weekday prime-time programming. On Saturday, when “Fox Report Weekend” and “Justice with Judge Jeanine” would ordinarily air, the network showed Trump’s speech from Topeka, Kan., in full. But on Tuesday, a rally in Council Bluffs, Iowa, was particularly hard to find — it was not aired live on any major network, and even C-SPAN cut away for other news. And on Wednesday night, as Trump took the stage in Erie, Pa., at 7 p.m., Fox News stuck with its coverage of Hurricane Michael.
Since Trump took office, CNN and MSNBC have mostly declined to air his campaign rallies, though, like Fox News, they’ll typically carry any presidential speeches or comments to reporters.
Fox still provides livestreams of the campaign events online, but during a crucial period, with the midterms less than a month away, some in the White House are worried that the president is losing a prime-time megaphone to his base.