White House communications director Bill Shine resigned Thursday night after nine months in the position.
According to a statement released by the White House, Shine will join President Donald Trump‘s 2020 campaign as a senior adviser.
The former Fox News executive joined Trump’s communications staff last year as Trump’s fifth White House communications director in less than two years. He left the network in 2017 amid criticism of how he handled sexual harassment scandals.
Shine followed Sean Spicer, Mike Dubke, Anthony Scaramucci and Hope Hicks in the job.
Trump praised Shine for his “outstanding job” in the White House.
“Bill Shine has done an outstanding job working for me and the Administration. We will miss him in the White House, but look forward to working together on the 2020 Presidential Campaign, where he will be totally involved,” Trump said in a statement.
JUST IN: Bill Shine has resigned his post as deputy WH chief of staff for communications, White House announces. He will serve as a senior adviser to Trump 2020 campaign: pic.twitter.com/cKqquIZ8yY
— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) March 8, 2019
In a statement Friday, Shine said he is “looking forward to working on President Trump’s re-election campaign and spending more time with [his] family.”