Reports: Trump to Name State Department's
Nauert as UN Ambassador|
December 7, 2018
President Donald Trump will name State Department spokeswoman Heather
Nauert as the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, U.S. news
agencies said late Thursday.
Trump was expected to make the announcement official in a tweet Friday.
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
Prior to Fox, Nauert worked at
If she is nominated and accepts the position, she could face tough
questioning during Senate confirmation hearings about her apparent lack
of diplomatic or policymaking experience.
She is said to be close to both the White House and Secretary of State
Mike Pompeo, and she 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.
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