The White House on Thursday confirmed that former Fox News president Bill Shine is joining the team as deputy chief of staff for communications.
Trump named former top Fox News executive Bill Shine to oversee White House communications https://t.co/aPRFcrgomr
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) July 5, 2018
— POLITICO (@politico) July 5, 2018
— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) July 5, 2018
“It’s extraordinary that the president could hire someone like this,” a senior Fox News executive said of Bill Shine. “This is someone who is highly knowledgeable of women being cycled through for horrible and degrading behavior” https://t.co/0a7nsTReai
— Steven Perlberg (@perlberg) July 5, 2018
Shine worked under Fox News founder Roger Ailes for years and was one of the most well-known executives in cable news, as he also worked with and has a close relationship with Sean Hannity.
He left the network last year amid questions about his handling of sexual assault allegations at the network.
Shine himself was not accused of sexual misconduct.