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Ex-Fox News executive Bill Shine officially joins White House

Bill Shine, former co-president of Fox News, is the new deputy chief of staff in the White House communications office, President Trump announced on Thursday.

Shine has already been working at the White House for several days, reports CNN, additionally serving as an assistant to the president. The former cable news executive was reportedly pushed out of the company last year over his handling of the Roger Ailes sexual harassment scandal, but has reportedly remained close with Fox News star Sean Hannity, a close friend of Trump's.

The White House statement touted Shine's "two decades of television programming, communications, and management experience."