Former Fox News host and current State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert has reportedly been offered the job to replace Nikki Haley as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations. This comes from John Roberts at Fox News:
Senior Administration Official tells Fox News that @statedeptspox Heather Nauert has been offered the job of UN Ambassador
— John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) November 1, 2018
Nauert has given no indication about whether she’ll accept the post, which is subject to Senate confirmation. Given the recent battles in Senate confirmation hearings, it’s not a given than anyone would want to go through the process.
She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications and a Master’s Degree in Journalism. She worked at Fox News from 1998 to 2005 before spending two years at other news agencies, including ABC News where she received an Emmy nomination. Nauert returned to Fox News in 2008.
She became State Department spokesperson last year, holding her first press briefing on June 6.
Not a lot is known of her foreign relations experience, though she spoke in support of the Saudi intervention in Yemen and condemned actions against Israel at the International Criminal Court, stating “it doesn’t help the cause for peace.”