Hope Hicks, former White House communication director, will be returning to the White House in a new role.
Andy Surabian, GOP strategist who worked with Hicks cheered the news.
“Hope is not only someone with a deep understanding of President Trump, she is immensely loyal to him and his agenda,” said Andy Surabian “Above all else, she is an extremely talented operative who I am sure will serve the president and the American people well in her new role. The White House is lucky to get her back.”
The Hill reports Hope Hicks, Trump’s former communications director will work as a senior adviser for Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner’s office, the White House confirmed Thursday.
Hicks is likely to return to the White House sometime in early March, White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said, though she noted that “details are still being determined.”
One of the president’s longest serving aides, Hicks stepped down from her position in February 2018. She has since been working as an executive president and chief communications officer at Fox, which operates properties like Fox News and Fox Sports.
Hicks was one of the president’s closest advisers dating back to the launch of his campaign in 2015 and worked in the press office at the White House, including as communications director.
Hicks has a strong relationship with the president and a number of other administration officials, though much has changed since she last worked in the West Wing.
Since her departure, former special counsel Robert Mueller has concluded his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election; Democrats won control of the House and impeached the president; and Trump was acquitted in the Senate. Trump has cycled through another chief of staff and a few more Cabinet secretaries as well.