Former Fox News executive Bill Shine, who was pushed out of his post in 2017 for his handling of sexual harassment claims against the company, will be the White House’s fifth communications chief.
He will take the assistant to the president and deputy chief of staff for communications posts, according to a statement released by president Trump.
The former Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network co-president, “brings over two decades of TV programming, communications and experience to the role,” said the statement.
Shine, who was the right-hand man of Roger Ailes, will assume the duties of Hope Hicks, who quit in March.
He’s a close friend of Fox personality Sean Hannity, a strong promoter of Trump.