President Trump nominates Heather Nauert to succeed outgoing U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley

Heather Nauert Photo Credit: Fox News

President Trump on Friday announced the nomination of State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert to succeed outgoing U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley.

Trump, Friday morning said Nauert will be tapped for the U.N. role, saying she’s “very talented” and predicting she’ll be “respected by all.”

Heather, between March and October, served as acting undersecretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs. She was involved in overseeing public diplomacy in Washington and the about 275 U.S. embassies and consulates. She was also in charge of the Global Engagement Center which fights extremist messaging from Islamic terror groups such as the Islamic State (ISIS) reports Fox News.

Nauert worked as an anchor and correspondent at Fox News and a reporter at ABC News before joining the State Department in April 2017.

The outgoing US UN Ambassador Nikki Haley took to Twitter to congratulate Heather and pledged to support her during the transition period and beyond.