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Ex-Fox News anchor to be new USA ambassador to the UN

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Trump to name Heather Nauert as next U.S. ambassador to the U.N.

As reports broke Thursday night that former Fox News personality Heather Nauert could be in line to assume the role of United Nations ambassador and be named by Trump as early as Friday, not everyone was pleased.

After Haley announced that she'd be stepping down this past October, several outlets reported that Nauert was expected to be shortlisted for the role.

Nauert was a breaking news anchor on Trump's favorite television show, "Fox & Friends", when she was tapped to be the face and voice of the administration's foreign policy.

Nauert has been serving as a spokesperson for the U.S. State Department since 2017, appointed by Trump to work under former secretary Rex Tillerson.

The administration has also worked through the United Nations to try to find a political solution to the wars in Syria and Yemen, two issues that will confront Nauert.

"I expect to continue to speak out from time to time on important public policy matters, but I will surely not be a candidate for any office in 2020", she wrote.

However Ms Haley has made no secret of the fact that she has had policy disagreements with Mr Trump. Barred from traveling with Tillerson, she embarked on her own overseas trips, visiting Bangladesh and Myanmar a year ago to see the plight of Rohingya Muslims, and then Israel after a planned stop in Syria was scrapped.

Requests for comment to the state department and the White House were not immediately returned. She hadn't specialized in foreign policy or worldwide relations.

ABC News reported in November that Nauert had been offered the United Nations job, but it was not clear at the time whether she had accepted. She oversaw public diplomacy in Washington and all of the roughly 275 overseas US embassies, consulates and other posts.

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