UPDATED 8:04 PM PT — Thurs. Dec. 6, 2018
President Trump is set to nominate State Department Spokeswoman Heather Nauert to become the next U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, a senior administration official said Thursday.
Nauert, 48, previously worked as a host at both Fox News and ABC News before joining the State Department, where she has worked very close under Secretary Mike Pompeo on the road. She had no government or foreign policy experience prior to joining the Trump Administration.
If confirmed, she would replace outgoing ambassador, Nikki Haley, who is set to leave the post at the end of the year.
It is not yet clear who would take over her role as State Department Spokesperson.