William Shine resigns as White House Communications Director

March 11, 2019: William Shine resigned as the White House Communications Director on Thursday, March 7, 2019. Shine resigned to work for the 2020 presidential re-election campaign of Donald Trump as a senior adviser. Shine, 55, Republican, offered his resignation on Thursday, March 7. His resignation was officially announced by White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders on Friday, March 8, 2019. Shine joined the White House in July, 2018. Shine was Trump’s sixth White House Communications Director in two years. Shine previously worked as an official at Fox News. Shine started working for Fox as the senior producer of the show “Hannity & Colmes.” By 1999, Shine was the senior prime time producer for Fox News. The following year Shine was the executive producer of Fox News Channel's prime time programs. By 2004, Shine was the vice president of production for the Fox News Channel. The following year, Shine was Fox News Channel's senior vice president of programming. Shine worked alongside of former Fox chairman and chief executive officer Roger Ailes for two decades. After Ailes was fired from Fox, the new executive chairman, Rupert Murdoch, named Shine and Jack Abernethy as co-presidents of Fox News in August, 2016. Shine headed the network's news and programming operations. Shine is married to Darla Shine, a former TV producer, also from Fox News.

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