Hope Hicks is the former communications director of the Trump Administration. She also served as a political advisor in the Trump Administration from 2017 to 2018 and 2020 to 2021, when former US President Donald Trump Jr. was in office. She came into the limelight around when the Trump administration was coming to a close when she contracted covid-19 and transmitted it to President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump. She is currently 32 years old. She is a member of the Republican Party. She is Caucasian.
Early Life and Career
Hope Hicks was born Hope Charlotte Hicks on the 21st of October in 1988, in Greenwich, Connecticut, The United States. She was born to mother Caye Ann Cavender Hicks, former administrative aide to Tennessee Democrat Ed Jones, and father Paul Burton Hicks III, CEO of Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, The Americas, and executive vice president of the National Football League from 2014 to 2015. Hope has a sibling named Mary Grace Hicks. She comes from a family of government administrators.
Hicks was a child model, and she also did a bit of modeling in her teens – she appeared in the 2002 edition of the Greenwich Magazine. She and her sister Mary Grace also model for Ralph Lauren. She was also the face of the Hourglass Adventures novels. She also covered Cecile von Ziegesar’s novel The It Girl in 2005.
She first began working in public relations when she joined the Zeno Group firm in New York. She joined the Trump organization to work there full-time in 2014. In 2015, Trump chose her as the press secretary for his presidential campaign. She became a part of the Trump Administration in 2016. Hicks served as White House Director of Strategic Communications from January to September 2017 and as White House Communications Director from 2017 to 2018. From 2020 to 2021, Hicks served as a Counselor to the President.
Hicks went to high school at Greenwich High School, in Greenwich, Connecticut, United States. She was captain of the lacrosse team at her high school, and she graduated in 2006. She then went on to attend Southern Methodist University, where she helped found a lacrosse club and played for it throughout her years at the college. She graduated from there in 2010 with a degree in English.
During her time at the White House, Hicks earned an annual salary of 175 thousand US dollars, which was later reported to have been bumped up to 200 thousand US dollars per annum. Her estimated net worth as of 2021 is 1 million US dollars.
Hicks reportedly dated 42-year-old lawyer Rob Porter, who served as White House Staff Secretary for the Trump Administration from 2017 to 2018. They started dating in 2017 but broke up in 2018 when Porter’s two wives came forward to accuse him of abusing them. The former lawyer has denied all of the allegations against him. Currently, she is dating Jim Donovan, the banker at Goldman Sachs.
She came into the limelight around when the Trump administration was coming to a close when she contracted covid-19 and transmitted it to President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump.
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