Fox News has hired a communications director and a digital strategist, in a shakeup to the Trump White Houses communications team.
Sources told Axios that White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been offered the position of communications director, but that she is not the likely candidate for the role.
Sanders will also serve as senior advisor to the White House Office of Public Liaison.
Her new position will also see her work on a number of other White House initiatives, including on digital strategy and the launch of the WhiteHouse.gov website, which launched Tuesday.
Fox News senior White House correspondent Michael Isikoff is also on the short list to replace Sanders as communications director.
The move comes after White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway stepped down from her role as chief strategist in May.
“Sarah is a great leader, and has the experience, the background and the skills needed to lead the communications operation of this White House,” White House communications director Sarah Sanders told reporters Tuesday.
“We’re looking for someone with a long history of leadership in the White Houses press operations and communications teams.”
A spokesperson for CNN, which has long had a strong relationship with the Trump campaign, declined to comment on the report.CNN and The Associated Press have been critical of Trump, with The Associated Report calling the president’s White House a “battleground,” while The New York Times recently named former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer to be the next White House Communications Director.
The president has repeatedly clashed with the media, and the Whitehouse is in turmoil, with Priebus trying to take over the communications team, while others are pushing for Priebus to step down.