Hope Hicks Reportedly to Be Named Trump's Third Communications Director

Hicks, 28, a close ally of Ivanka Trump and a person of interest in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Trump's potential ties to Russia

Trump's communication director Hope Hicks and Trump's economic adviser Gary Cohn speak at the White House in Washington, U.S. September 11, 2017
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NBC News reported on air early Tuesday morning that Hope Hicks, Donald Trump's longtime media aid and adviser will be named White House communications director – the third person to hold that title since Trump took office January 20.

Hicks was Trump’s director of strategic communications before being appointed as interim White House communications director after the highly publicized firing of Anthony Scaramucci.

Hicks, a 28-year-old native of Greenwich, Connecticut, is a close ally of Ivanka Trump and is believed to be a person of interest in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Trump's potential ties to Russia.