Hope Hicks was President Donald Trump’s 29-year-old White House communications director. But before joining Trump’s 2016 campaign, she had no political experience.
Hicks was born in Greenwich, a town of 60,000 on the southwest tip of Connecticut that’s a favorite spot for hedge-fund headquarters.
She was a model, actress, and lacrosse player as a child, before getting her English degree at Southern Methodist University.
Hicks didn’t intend on playing such a large role in a presidential campaign, instead falling into the gig through a job at the Trump Organization.
Yet she became the youngest White House communications director in history.
And Hicks has been with Trump — to use his words — „from the beginning.“ White House staffers may even called her his „real daughter.“
Hicks became ensnared in two high-profile White House controversies: the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, and her role in crafting the White House’s response to abuse allegations against staff secretary Rob Porter.
On February 28, Hicks announced that she was resigning one day after she said in testimony she had occasionally told white lies for the president but never lied about anything consequential related to the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US election.
After laying low in New York and Connecticut for several months, it was announced that Hicks would head to Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox as executive vice president and chief communications officer.
Here’s what we know about Hicks.
Hicks and her sister, Mary Grace, were successful teen models. Hicks posed for Ralph Lauren and appeared on the cover of „It Girl,“ a spin-off of the best-selling „Gossip Girl“ book and TV series.
Source: New York Times
Hicks‘ first brush with the Trumps came in 2012 when she was at the public-relations firm Hiltzik Strategies working on Ivanka Trump’s fashion line. Trump’s eldest daughter hired Hicks away in 2014 and she became an employee of the Trump Organization.
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Hicks met patriarch Trump and quickly „earned his trust,“ Ivanka Trump told The New York Times for a June 2016 profile on the spokeswoman.
Source: New York Times
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