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Posted: August 16, 2017

Hope Hicks named interim White House communications director


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Hope Hicks named interim White House communications director
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 27: Hope Hicks, White House director of strategic communications, listens while meeting with women small business owners with U.S. President Donald Trump, not pictured, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on March 27, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Investors on Monday further unwound trades initiated in November resting on the idea that the election of Trump and a Republican Congress meant smooth passage of an agenda that featured business-friendly tax cuts and regulatory changes. (Photo by Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images)

By Michelle Ewing, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

WASHINGTON —

Hope Hicks, the White House director of strategic communications, will serve as the interim White House communications director, White House officials confirmed to Wednesday.

The news of the interim post was first reported by The New York Times on Wednesday morning, citing a “senior administration official.”

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In a statement released to the Wall Street Journal, an unnamed official said an announcement about a permanent White House communications director would come “at an appropriate time.”

The Times report came after the Daily Caller, citing a "White House insider," reported early Wednesday that Hicks had accepted the White House communications director job most recently held by Anthony Scaramucci, who was ousted after 10 days.

Also on Wednesday morning, CNN reported that Hicks would “likely take on the role of White House communications director,” citing three unnamed sources.

“Discussions are in the final stages,” CNN reported.

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Hicks, 28, was press secretary for President Donald Trump's campaign and previously worked for the Trump Organization.

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