State Department spokesperson and former Fox News host Heather Nauert reportedly has been offered the role of U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Bloomberg News is reporting.
Nauert will replace outgoing ambassador Nikki Haley.
Nauert, 48, is an unorthodox choice for the UN role given that she had little experience in government or foreign policy before joining the administration in April 2017 after several years as an anchor and correspondent for Fox News, including on the “Fox and Friends” show watched by Trump. Haley also didn’t have foreign policy experience when she took the UN posting, but she had twice been elected governor of South Carolina.
The president picked Nauert after considering other potential nominees including former White House aide Dina Powell, ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft and ambassador to Germany Ric Grenell.