Bill Shine, who was pushed out of his executive role at Fox News over his handling of the network’s sexual harassment scandals, has reportedly joined the White House as deputy chief of staff for communications.
According to The New York Times, White House officials say he’s had the job a little over a week. He had reportedly been in talks to assume the role since the spring, though he was initially unsure if he wanted to take the job. He “brings over two decades of television programming, communications, and management experience to the role,” the White House said in a statement. Shine resigned from Fox in 2017, just 10 months after ex-Fox chairman Roger Ailes resigned after being accused of sexual harassment by a former host.
Upon initial rumblings in April 2017, Sean Hannity—an outspoken Trump supporter who CNBNC notes has been called a “de facto member of the administration” and a “shadow chief of staff”—tweeted that the move would mark “the total end of the FNC as we know it.”
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