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Trump expected to tap State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert for new U.N. ambassador

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Spokesperson Heather Nauert, from left, speaks as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo holds a dialogue with reporters in his plane while flying from Panama to Mexico on October 18, 2018.   -   Copyright  Brendan Smialowski Pool via Reuters file
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President Donald Trump is expected to announce that he is nominating State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert as the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

If confirmed by the Senate, Nauert would replace Nikki Haley, who announced in October that she would resign at the end of the year.

Nauert is a former "Fox & Friends" anchor who has been spokeswoman for the State Department since April 2017.

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State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert speaks during a briefing in Washington on November 30, 2017.Mandel Ngan

Nauert had been a news correspondent since 1998, having spent most of that time with Fox News and a brief stint with ABC News. She received her master's in journalism from Colombia University. She was previously a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Prior to working as a journalist, Ms. Nauert served as a health insurance consultant in Washington, D.C., the State Department biography said.