Trump nominates ex-Fox News anchor Nauert as United Nations envoy

Heather Nauert become the spokeswoman of the State Department after Trump’s election despite no previous background in foreign affairs. — AFP pic

US President Donald Trump has opted for State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert to be the new US Envoy to the United Nations, replacing outgoing UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, who abruptly announced her resignation in early October, citing "no personal reasons" behind the decision.

If confirmed by the Senate, the former Fox News anchor would replace Nikki Haley. "And I think she's going to be respected by all".

Relatively new in the political scene, analysts have now pointed at her lack of political and policy credentials which Haley, a former SC governor, possesses.

Here are the top facts that could provide an exhaustive look at the USA president's pick for the top United Nations role, largely seen as a stepping stone to assuming more senior roles in government.

"We guide all of our students to find their passion and set out to achieve their personal and professional goals".

Trump describes Nauert to reporters as "very talented" and "very smart".

"Heather Nauert has been at the State Department so it's not as if she has no experience".

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Nauert's confirmation could hinge on her performance at the hearing.

She has served under two secretaries of state - Rex Tillerson and her current boss Mike Pompeo, but prior to that had little foreign policy experience.

She will also have to deal with issues such as North Korea's nuclear program, Yemen's starvation as well as back US's effort's to contain Iran's influence over West Asia.

Ms Nauert worked for Fox News from 1998 to 2005 and, after two years away during which she worked for ABC, she returned to Fox in 2007, later becoming a presenter for Fox & Friends.

She was in charge of the Global Engagement Centre that fights extremist messaging from the Islamic State group and others, and she has a seat on the US Agency for Global Media that oversees government broadcast networks such as Voice of America. Material from Globe wire services was used in this report.

He noted that Nauert has worked at the State Department for almost two years, and she has been involved in key meetings and discussions, including working very closely with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Unlike Haley, however, Nauert is not expected to have cabinet status, keeping power over foreign policy firmly with Pompeo and especially John Bolton, the hawkish White House national security advisor. He has said that Mr Trump "made the right call" when he fired James Comey as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and that he saw more merit in investigating donations to the Clinton Foundation than claims of... She is a graduate of the Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and Mount Vernon College in Washington.

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