FOX News is losing anchor Heather Nauert to the Trump administration. Nauert has accepted a position with the State Department, according to Bloomberg. Nothing is official yet as the vetting process is still ongoing.
Nauert, 47, has accepted a position in the Trump administration with a federal executive branch, the State Department. She will serve as a spokeswoman. Before announcing his candidacy, President Trump made frequent appearances on the FOX morning show as a weekly guest over several years. During a recent press conference, Trump praised the show for having “very honorable people.”
Nauert’s hiring will mark the second time a FOX journalist has pivoted to the State Department recently.
Politico first reported that Nauert was in talks to join the State Department back in February. Nauert was even spotted at the White House one week prior to the report.
Nauert will become the first permanent spokesperson for the Rex Tillerson-led department since Trump took office. Mark Toner had served as acting spokesman, but daily press briefings have not been held since Trump took office.
Who Is Heather Nauert?
Heather Nauert graduated from Mt. Vernon College for Women and earned her Master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University. She has been married to banker Scott Nearby since 2000. The couple has two sons together.
She has been a news anchor on FOX & Friends since 2012 and has been with FOX News and local New York FOX affiliate FOX-5 for the majority of the last 20 years. She spent two years with ABC News from 2005-2007.
Nauert’s last on-camera appearance for FOX was February 27. Since then, Heather Childers has been filling in for her.
The 47-year-old anchor has not been shy in support of Trump. When Nordstrom dropped Ivanka Trump’s brand, Nauert quickly took to Twitter to vocalize her support.
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