Hope HicksTrump reportedly once said she had “as much experience as a coffee cup.”Carlo Allegri/Reuters

• Hope Hicks is the youngest ever White House communications director.

• She got her start promoting Ivanka Trump’s fashion brand, before earning Donald Trump’s trust and becoming a part of his inner circle.

• Recently, Hicks was caught up in a White House scandal over her reported boyfriend Rob Porter, who was accused of domestic abuse by his two ex-wives.

• Now, it looks like Hicks could emerge from the scandal relatively unscathed, retaining the trust of the president and key cabinet members.


Hope Hicks is the youngest person to ever hold the position of White House communications director.

She is recognized as one of President Donald Trump’s inner circle, and often volunteers to deliver bad news to the president, as he reportedly takes it better coming from her.

Hicks has also recently been embroiled in a White House controversy that saw two staffers resign over domestic abuse allegations. Hicks has been romantically linked to former White House staff secretary Rob Porter. When Porter’s two ex-wives went on the record alleging that Porter had a history of domestic abuse, Hicks reportedly helped Chief of Staff John Kelly craft a statement defending him.

The resulting scandal has jeopardized Kelly’s standing in the White House. However, as Business Insider’s Rachael Levy reported, Hicks retains the trust of Trump and many of his cabinet members, and could come out of this scandal relatively unscathed.

The 29-year-old may have had zero experience in politics before joining the Trump campaign, but The New York Times reported the Greenwich, Connecticut native was “the third generation of her family to represent a powerful but highly controversial client.” Her father ran PR for a tobacco company and the NFL, while her grandfather represented Texaco during the energy crisis in the 1970s.

“My father has been a huge influence on me, starting with introducing me to lacrosse, then a career in public relations and now politics,” Hicks told Lacrosse Magazine.

Here’s a look at her career, so far: