Former White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah has joined Fox Corporation as a senior vice president, forming yet another link between President Donald Trump’s administration and the conservative media empire.
Fox Corp., the media conglomerate that formed in 2019 after being spun off from 21st Century Fox, owns and operates several networks, including Trump-friendly Fox News and the Fox Business Network.
Shah recently started at the company and is based in Washington, newsreports said. He follows in the footsteps of former White House communications director Hope Hicks, who joined Fox Corp. in October to run their public relations department.
Shah left the White House in January to help launch and head media affairs firm Ballard Media Group with high-profile lobbyist Brian Ballard. He was the first Indian American to hold the position of White House principal deputy press secretary and previously served as deputy assistant to the president.
Prior to joining the Trump administration, he worked as research director and deputy communications director for the Republican National Committee until January 2017.
Shah's parents immigrated to the US from Mumbai. He was born and raised in Connecticut, where his father worked as an engineer and his mother as a dentist.
Shah attended Brien McMahon High School, and was named an Ettinger Scholar in Norwalk, Connecticut. He studied government at Cornell University, and received his bachelor's degree in 2006.