Heather Nauert, former news anchor at “Fox & Friends,” will be the new spokesperson at the State Department, the agency said in a statement Monday.
Nauert will be the agency’s first spokesperson since Secretary of State Rex Tillerson took office.
The State Department noted her experience on the network as “invaluable” when she assumes the podium.
The Daily Caller reports:
“The Department of State is pleased to welcome Heather Nauert as the new State Department spokesperson,” the statement read. “Nauert comes to the department with more than 15 years of experience as an anchor and correspondent covering both foreign and domestic news and events, including the 9/11 terror attacks, the war in Iraq, and the genocide in Darfur, Sudan.”
Before joining Fox News, Nauert worked as a network correspondent for ABC News, and was nominated for an Emmy for her story about Iraqi teenage girls.
Acting spokesperson Mark Toner assumed the role by having stayed on under Secretary Tillerson. He was the agency’s deputy spokesperson during the previous administration.
Nauert is following the steps of Bernard Kalb who jumped from being a journalist to State Department spokesperson.