Hope Hicks named Trump’s third White House communications director

Hope HicksHope Charlotte HicksThe Memo: Trump’s media game puts press on back foot White House looking for candidates at conservative job fair: report CBS: Sanders may leave White House at end of year MORE, a longtime aide to President TrumpDonald John TrumpCNN analyst Kirsten Powers: Melania's jacket should read 'Let them eat cake' CNN's Cuomo confronts Lewandowski over 'womp womp' remark Sessions says FBI agent Peter Strzok no longer has his security clearance MORE, will become the new White House communications director.

Hicks, who is Trump’s director of strategic communications, had been appointed last month to serve as interim White House communications director after the firing of Anthony Scaramucci.

Officials at the White House confirmed the appointment, which was first reported by NBC News

 

Hicks is a longtime associate of Trump's who previously worked for the Trump Organization.

She's been a gatekeeper for Trump during the campaign and since his election and is seen as a part of the president's inner circle.

The former model has generally kept a low profile at the White House, rarely giving interviews. She also does not appear on cable news representing the president.

Trump's first communications director, Mike Dubke, lasted just a few months on the job. Scaramucci, his replacement, lasted less than two weeks.

Trump has been remaking his White House communications team. Sarah Huckabee Sanders replaced Sean Spicer as press secretary in July.