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Trump nominates ex Fox News journalist Heather Nauert as Haley s successor at UN

President Donald Trump Friday nominated chief State Department spokeswoman and a former Fox News journalist Heather Nauert as US next envoy to the UN to replace the outgoing Indian-American Nikki Haley. Trump told reporters at the White House that Heather Nauert will be nominated for the ambassador to the United Nations . She s done a great job working with (Secretary of State) Mike Pompeo and others over at the state department, Trump said on the 48-year-old former TV journalist. She ll be ambassador to the United Nations. She s very talented, very smart, very quick and I think that she will be respected by all, he said. In October, Haley announced that she was leaving the post by the end of the year. The 46-year-old former South Carolina governor has served nearly two years in the post. She is the first Indian-American ever appointed to a Cabinet position in any US presidential administration. Nauert is expected to be quizzed on her qualifications to be America s top diplomat .

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