Hicks, who left the White House in 2018 as the White House communications director, will not return to the communications team. She will instead work closely with the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner and White House Political Director Brian Jack, according to a senior administration official.
“There is no one more devoted to implementing President Trump’s agenda than Hope Hicks,” Kushner said in a statement Thursday. “We are excited to have her back on the team.”
Since leaving the White House, Hicks served as the head of communications for Fox Corporation, the parent company of Fox News. Before her departure, she was considered one of the president’s most trusted confidantes.
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She first began working for the Trump Organization in 2014, serving as an aide to Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter, for her fashion brand. She then joined Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. She remained by Trump’s side throughout the campaign and followed him to the White House, where she mostly kept a low profile.
“I have worked with Hope for almost six years and can say without hesitation she is one of the most talented and savvy individuals I have come across,” White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said in statement. “She has always impressed me with her quiet confidence, loyalty and expertise, and I am beyond thrilled to welcome Hope back to the White House.”