Bill Shine Again Being Considered for White House Comms Job

By Chris Ariens 

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It’s been an on-again, off-again story that former Fox News president Bill Shine would be joining the Trump administration.

According to Politico, it’s on again.

Shine, who departed Fox News in May, 2017, at the tail end of several other high-profile departures, is on the short list for White House Communications Director. As recently as March, Shine had reportedly taken himself out of the running for the top comms jobs.

Shine worked at Fox News for more than 20 years, starting as producer of Hannity & Colmes. He rose through the ranks first as executive producer, then vp of production, evp of programming and was named president in September 2016, a tenure that lasted 7 months. Amid reports that Shine was about to be dismissed from Fox, his friend and colleague Sean Hannity tweeted: “Somebody HIGH UP AND INSIDE FNC is trying to get an innocent person fired. i pray this is NOT true because if it is, that’s the total end of the FNC as we know it.”

A year later, Hannity has the most-watched show on cable news.

Shine, along with Hannity and Kimberly Guilfoyle have dined with President Trump at the White House. Guilfoyle is now reportedly dating Donald Trump Jr.

The role of White House Communications Director has been held by Sean Spicer, twice, Mike Dubke for 88 days in early 2017, Anthony Scaramucci for 10 days last July, and Hope Hicks, who held the role from August 2017 to March 2018.