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Ex-Fox News anchor to be new U.S. ambassador to the UN

Ex-Fox News anchor to be new U.S. ambassador to the UN”

Sources are indicating US President Donald Trump has made the previously-hinted-at decision to replace retiring United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley with foreign-policy newcomer Heather Nauert.

According to multiple sources, the president will bring Heather Nauert from her current position as State Department spokeswoman to replace Haley at the United Nations.

The decision could be announced as early as Friday, the source said, requesting anonymity.

"I expect to continue to speak out from time to time on important public policy matters, but I will surely not be a candidate for any office in 2020", she said at the time. She became the spokeswoman to the State Department in 2017.

A former news reporter for ABC, she joined Fox in 1996, originally as a correspondent and later as a co-host for Fox and Friends.

- With files from the Associated Press.

Nauert is now the spokeswoman for the State Department. She does not have prior political or policy-making experience.

Nauert, who earlier this year had been considered a possible successor to White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders, gained experience on diplomacy by working at the State Department, but she lacks the political and policy credentials of Haley, a former SC governor. If Nauert is confirmed by the Senate, she would be a leading administration voice on Trump's foreign policy.

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.

He pulled the United States out of the U.N. human rights body in September, citing bias toward Israel, and his administration has cut funding for the U.N. refugee agency and past year proposed US funding cuts for aid and diplomacy that could curb the work of the global body.

Shut out from the top by Tillerson and his inner circle, Nauert developed relationships with career diplomats.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders described Nauert in March as "a team player" and "a strong asset for the administration".



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