Heather Nauert — born on January 27, 1970, in Rockford, Illinois — is an American journalist, government employee, and diplomat, who previously was a Fox News commentator and a Spokesperson for the United States Department of State since April 24, 2017.
On Friday, December 7, 2018, President Trump announced that Nauret would be the United States newest ambassador to the United Nations. She will be succeeding Nikki Haley, the United States’ 29th ambassador to the United Nations who was previously the 116th Governor of South Carolina and is a former member of the South Carolina House of Representatives.
According to President Trump, Nauret is “very talented, very smart, very quick” and is “going to be respected by all.” Additionally, he believes that Nauret did a “great job” at the State Department.
Prior to joining the State Department in 2017, Nauret worked for Fox News from 1998 to 2008 as an anchor and correspondent before joining ABC. However, she returned to Fox in 2007, becoming a presenter for their program Fox & Friends.
During her time working for the government, not only did Nauret work for the State Department, as she was also appointed acting undersecretary for public diplomacy and public affairs in March of 2018.
However, despite the accolades she received from President Trump, Nauret’s appointment still needs to be approved by the United States Senate.
In addition to the announcement of Nauret as United Nations Ambassador, President Trump also nominated William Barr as the new United States Attorney General.