Fox, the company to be spun-off in connection with 21st Century Fox’s merger with The Walt Disney Company, Monday announced leaders for government relations and corporate communications.
Danny O’Brien has been named Fox executive vice president and Head of Government Relations, and former White House Director of Strategic Communications Hope Hicks, executive vice president and Chief Communications Officer, according to a statement.
The appointments were made by Viet Dinh, Fox Chief Legal and Policy Officer, to whom they will report. O’Brien will be based in Washington and head the Fox DC office, and Hicks will be based in Los Angeles.
“Hope and Danny are proven leaders and world-class public affairs professionals,’ Dinh said. “Together they will define and project Fox’s voice to our relevant communities.”
The appointments will take effect upon close of the Disney transaction and the creation of Fox.
O’Brien will join Fox from General Electric, where he serves as a senior government affairs and policy executive. He formerly served as Staff Director for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Chief of Staff to Senators Menendez, Biden and Torricelli.
Hicks most recently served as White House Communications Director and Director of Strategic Communications for President Donald Trump. In these roles, she oversaw the administration’s communications strategy and led a team responsible for creating and coordinating key messages relating to economic issues, domestic policies and international affairs.
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