Former Fox News executive Bill Shine will join the White House in a top communications job, an administration official said Wednesday.
Shine is expected to receive the title of deputy chief of staff for communications, but will perform many of the duties of the vacant communications director job, the official said.
Trump has considered numerous candidates for the communications slot since longtime aide Hope Hicks left the White House in March.
The White House may get some pushback for appointing Shine, a close friend of supportive Fox News host Sean Hannity.
A veteran executive at Fox, Shine lost his job a year ago over how the company handled a string of sexual harassment complaints against Fox employees. He left 10 months after former Fox chairman Roger Ailes, an ally, was removed over harassment allegations.