Hope Hicks Biography
Hope Hicks Bio
|Hope Charlotte Hicks was born 21 October 1988. She is an American public relations consultant who served as the White House Communications Director for U.S. President Donald Trump from August 2017 until 29th March 2018. From January to September 2017, Hicks was White House Director of Strategic Communications, a role created for her. She previously was a teenage model but then became press secretary and early communications director for Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, as well as the national press secretary for his presidential transition team, and before that was an employee of The Trump Organization. She was Trump’s longest-serving political aide at the time of her resignation.
On 27th February 2018, Hicks testified to a Congressional committee that she had told “white lies” on Trump’s behalf. The next day, Hicks announced her intention to resign as White House Communications Director. She left the White House a month later.
|Hope Hicks Age||She was born on 21st October 1988Greenwich, Connecticut, U.S.|
|Hope Hicks Political party||Republican|
|Hope Hicks Parents||Caye Ann (Cavender) Hicks (mother) and Paul Burton Hicks III (father)|
|Hope Hicks Education||Southern Methodist University(BA)|
|Hope Hicks Net Worth / Salary||Earned an annual Salary of $179,700 as White House Director of Communications|
|White House Director of Communications|
|In office August 16, 2017 – March 29, 2018
Acting: August 16 – 12 September 2017
|Preceded by||Anthony Scaramucci|
|Succeeded by||Bill Shine|
|1st White House Director of Strategic Communications|
January 20, 2017 – September 12, 2017
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||Mercedes Schlapp|
Hope Hicks Early life and Education
Hicks parents are Caye Ann (Cavender) Hicks (mother) and Paul Burton Hicks III (father). She grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut. Her father was Regional CEO, Americas of Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, and executive vice president of communications for the National Football League from 2010 to 2015, before becoming managing director of the Glover Park Group. Her family had a history in politics: her mother was an aide to Ed Jones, a Democratic congressman from Tennessee; her maternal grandfather, G.W.F. “Dutch” Cavender, worked in the U.S. Department of Agriculture during two different administrations; and her maternal grandmother, Marilee Cavender, worked at the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Hicks started modeling as a teenager, appearing in Greenwich magazine in 2002. She then posed for a Ralph Lauren campaign with her older sister Mary Grace and was the face of the Hourglass Adventures novels about a time-traveling 10-year-old. She was the cover model for The It Girl (2005), the first novel in the series by Cecily von Ziegesar.
Hicks attended Greenwich High School, where she was co-captain of the lacrosse team, and graduated in 2006. She then attended Southern Methodist University, where she majored in English and played on a club lacrosse program she helped start. She graduated in 2010.
Hope Hicks Love Triangle With Corey Lewandowski and Rob Porter
Hicks allegedly dated Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski while he was still married to Alison Hardy. She later began dating former White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter, while he was caught up in a scandal for allegedly beating his two ex-wives.
Lewandowski has also faced allegations of violence. In March 2016, amid Trump’s campaign, Lewandowski was charged with battery by Jupiter, Florida police, who said he grabbed reporter Michelle Fields as she tried to ask Trump a question.
Hope Hicks Career
Hicks started in public relations with the New York City firm Zeno Group. She began working for public relations firm Hiltzik Strategies in 2012, after meeting the firm’s founder at an NFL Super Bowl event, and worked there for Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump, on her fashion line, and then on other Trump ventures.
In August 2014 – Joined The Trump Organization full-time. She worked for Ivanka Trump inside Trump Tower, helping expand her fashion label (the Ivanka Trump Collection) and modeling for her online store. In October 2014, she began working directly for Donald Trump.
January 2015, Donald Trump chose Hicks, who was 26 years old at the time, for the role of press secretary for his potential presidential campaign. She had no any political experience at the time. Hicks was asked to choose between staying with the Trump Organization or working on the campaign full-time. She initially decided to leave the campaign, but Trump convinced her to remain and she stayed on as press secretary.
On 22nd December 2016, it was announced that Hicks would become part of the Trump Administration, in the newly created position of the White House Director of Strategic Communications. In January 2017, Hicks was included on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, having “served as a one-woman press team for Trump’s historic presidential campaign.”
On August 16, 2017, she was made the interim White House Communications Director (the last Director having been Anthony Scaramucci). Politico labeled her the “Untouchable Hope Hicks,” as she was considered one of the few White House officials whose job was safe, and one of only two White House communications officials Scaramucci had announced were definitely staying when he was first hired. She was appointed permanent White House Communications Director on September 12, 2017.
On 27th February 2018, Hicks gave nine hours of closed-door testimony to the House Intelligence Committee. She acknowledged that she sometimes had to tell “white lies” in her work as communications director, but refused to answer any questions about her tenure in the White House. The next day the White House confirmed to the New York Times that Hicks planned to resign. According to “multiple sources,” she had been planning to resign for months, and her announcement was unrelated to the events of the preceding 24 hours. She officially resigned on 29th March 2018.
i think i can honestly say this is the first time i've heard hope hicks speak pic.twitter.com/HuidZhCNVk
— David Mack (@davidmackau) December 17, 2016
Hope Hicks hired by Fox
On 8th October 2018, it was announced that Hope Hicks would be joining Fox as its new executive vice president and chief communications officer.
Fox is a spin-off company that will be created by 21 Century Fox’s merger with Disney. She’ll join next year, reports the New York Times, once the merger is complete.