30 Facts About Hope Hicks


Hope Charlotte Hicks was born on October 21,1988 and is an American public relations executive and political advisor who served in President Donald Trump's administration from 2017 to 2018 and 2020 to 2021.


Hope Hicks served as White House Director of Strategic Communications from January to September 2017, as White House Communications Director from 2017 to 2018, and returned to serve as a Counselor to the President from 2020 to 2021.


When Hope Hicks resigned the Administration in March 2018, she was Trump's longest-serving political aide.


Hope Hicks returned to the White House as Counselor to President Trump in March 2020, before departing for the final time on January 13,2021.


Hope Hicks's 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.


Hope Hicks was a teenage model, appearing in Greenwich magazine in 2002.


Hope Hicks 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.

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Hope Hicks was the cover model for The It Girl, the first novel in the series by Cecily von Ziegesar.


Hope Hicks attended Greenwich High School, a part of the public Greenwich school system, where she was co-captain of the lacrosse team and graduated in 2006.


Hope Hicks then attended Southern Methodist University, where she majored in English and played on a club lacrosse program she helped start.


Hope Hicks began in public relations with the New York City firm Zeno Group.


Hope Hicks joined public relations firm Hiltzik Strategies in 2012, after meeting the firm's founder at a Super Bowl event, and worked there for Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump, on her fashion line, and then on other Trump ventures.


Hope Hicks worked for Ivanka Trump inside Trump Tower, helping expand her fashion label and modeling for her online store.


In January 2015, Donald Trump chose Hope Hicks, who was 26 at the time, for the role of press secretary for his potential presidential campaign.


Hope Hicks initially decided to leave the campaign, but Trump convinced her to remain, and she stayed on as press secretary.


Hope Hicks took dictation from Trump for his tweets, and then sent the text to another person in the Trump organization who sent the tweets from Trump's official account.


On December 22,2016, it was announced that Hope Hicks would become part of the Trump administration, in the newly created position of the White House director of strategic communications.


Hope Hicks was appointed permanent White House communications director on September 12,2017.


On February 27,2018, Hope Hicks gave nine hours of closed-door testimony to the House Intelligence Committee.


Hope Hicks 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 Hope Hicks planned to resign.


Between March 2018 and March 2020, Hope Hicks was Fox Corporation's chief communications officer and executive vice president.


In January 2017, Hope Hicks was included on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, having "served as a one-woman press team" for Trump's presidential campaign.


On March 4,2019, the House Judiciary Committee sent a letter to Hope Hicks requesting information regarding alleged obstruction of justice by the current administration.


Hope Hicks agreed to testify in a closed-door session on June 19,2019, during which lawyers for the Trump administration forbade Hicks from answering questions 155 times, claiming that due to "absolute immunity", Hicks "may not speak about anything that occurred during the time of her employment in the White House as a close adviser to the President".

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Hope Hicks testified on the scheduled date, and complied with the White House request to not answer questions.


On July 18,2019, unredacted search warrant documents from the Michael Cohen criminal case were released, and it appeared a strong possibility that Hope Hicks had known about hush payments made by Michael Cohen on behalf of Donald Trump before the dates she had previously claimed.


On October 1,2020, it was announced that Hope Hicks had tested positive for COVID-19.


On October 25,2022, Hope Hicks sat for a "transcribed interview" with the United States House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack.


Hope Hicks dated Rob Porter, former White House Staff Secretary for President Donald Trump, from 2017 to late 2018; their relationship had ended by December 2018.