Former Fox News executive Bill Shine officially joined the White House Thursday.
Donald Trump announced Shine, the former co-president of the president’s preferred television channel, as his deputy chief of staff for communications, more than a week after his appointment was revealed.
The White House says Shine ‘brings over two decades of television programming, communications, and management experience to the role.’
His hiring comes as Trump is increasingly putting his stamp on the West Wing, as aides with more traditional experience leave the administration. Friday marks the last day for Joe Hagin, the veteran deputy chief of staff for operations.
Shine’s arrival comes amid Trump’s frustration with his news coverage heading into a contentious midterm election and the 2020 campaign.
The White House communications director job has been vacant since Hope Hicks resigned in March and Shine’s appointment effectively fills it.
Former Fox News chief Bill Shine, who Trump has formally appointed as deputy chief of staff for communications.
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Shine was forced out as co-president at the cable news network last May for his handling of sexual harassment scandals there.
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Source: Daily Mail