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Trump to name former Fox anchor Heather Nauert as next United Nations ambassador

Trump to name former Fox anchor Heather Nauert as next United Nations ambassador

Following the resignation of U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, reports indicate that U.S. President Donald Trump will nominate State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert as her replacement.

Ms Nauert, a former Fox News anchor, joined the State Department in April 2017.

Nikki Haley abruptly resigned in October calling her time as United Nations ambassador the "honor of a lifetime".

Sources told Fox News Thursday evening that he will announce his decision in a tweet Friday. If Nauert is confirmed by the Senate, she would be a leading administration voice on Trump's foreign policy.




Bloomberg said Ms Nauert would be an unorthodox choice, given the little experience she had in government or foreign policy before she took up the role at the state department.

Following the vote, Nauert retweeted a comment by USA special envoy Jason Greenblatt condemning the world body's inability to pass the measure, but did not publicly comment herself.

Nauert did not respond to requests for comment. She oversaw public diplomacy in Washington and all of the roughly 275 overseas US embassies, consulates and other posts.

ABC News reported in November that Nauert had been offered the United Nations job, but it was not clear at the time whether she had accepted. With a master's degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, she had come to Fox from ABC News, where she was a general assignment reporter. She announced in October that she would leave the position by the end of the year. She does not have prior political or policy-making experience. Trump had a fractious relationship with Nauert's first boss, the former secretary of state Rex Tillerson, but continued to hold a favorable view of the state department's top spokeswoman.