The parent company of Fox News has hired a former top aide to Joe Biden as its chief lobbyist in Washington.
On Tuesday the new Fox Corp., a spin-off of 21st Century Fox which just merged with Disney, became a standalone public company, controlling television assets such as Fox News and the Fox television network.
Broadcasting & Cable reported that new Fox “hit the ground running on day one” with its Washington lobbying operation headed by Danny O’Brien, a well-known Democrat.
O’Brien was brought on last October as executive vice president and head of government relations for the Fox Corp.
Previously, he had served as Senator Joe Biden’s chief of staff and went on to head Biden’s 2008 presidential campaign.
In recent years, O’Brien headed government relations for GE Transportation.
The O’Brien hire and other news suggests Fox is beefing up ties to Democrats and critics of President Trump.
This week Fox Corp. announced former House Speaker Paul Ryan had joined its board as Fox News hired former DNC Chair Donna Brazile as an analyst.
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