Reports: Trump to Name State Department’s Nauert as UN Ambassador


07 December 2018, 05:36


President Donald Trump will name State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert as the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, U.S. news agencies report, VOA news reports.

Trump is expected to make the announcement official in a tweet Friday.

Nauert came to the State Department after a stint at Fox News as an anchor and correspondent, where, according to her State Department biography, she covered global and domestic crises, and interviewed top politicians and military officials.

Fox has a reputation for having a conservative outlook because of its lineup of right-leaning commentators and is Trump’s favorite news source.

Prior to Fox, Nauert worked at ABC News.

If she is nominated and accepts the position, she could likely face some tough questioning during her Senate confirmation hearings about her apparent lack of diplomatic or policy-making experience.

She is said to be close to both the White House and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and has traveled extensively with the secretary.

Nauert would replace Ambassador Nikki Haley who announced in October she would be leaving the job by the end of the year.