Former Fox News executive Bill Shine joins White House in senior communications role

The White House announced on Thursday that Bill Shine, the former co-president of Fox News, has joined the Trump administration in a senior communications role.

Shine will serve as assistant to the president and deputy chief of staff for communications, the White House said in a statement.

Shine resigned from Fox News in May 2017. He worked with the channel since its founding in 1996.

Fox News recently reported that Shine had met with President Trump to discuss a communications role. Trump has been searching for someone to replace former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks, who stepped down in February.