Heather Nauert is departing her cushy anchor job at FOX News in favor of a position in the Trump administration with the State Department. She”ll serve as a spokesperson for the federal executive department, according to Bloomberg.
As of now, nothing has been officially finalized as the vetting process is still ongoing. However, Nauert is expected to join the Trump administration in the near future. Her name was originally floated as a potential State Department addition back in February following a brief White House visit, as reported by Politico.
President Trump has long been a fan of hers as he has previously praised FOX & Friends for having “very honorable people.” Trump was a frequent guest on the show shortly before announcing his candidacy for president.
If all goes through, Nauert will be the second FOX journalist to leave the network for federal opportunities. Jonathan Wachtel previously worked as FOX’s United Nations correspondent before being named spokesman for the U.S. mission to the U.N. on February 25.
Nauert, 47, has been with Fox News for two separate stints, with an ABC News correspondent gig in between during 2005-2007. In 2009, she briefly anchored at Fox-owned New York station WNYW. Most recently, she has worked as a co-anchor of Fox & Friends First and a news anchor for Fox & Friends.
Nauert’s last on camera appearance was February 27. Since then, Heather Childers has been filling in.
Fox News recently signed former State Department spokesperson Marie Harf as a contributor.