US President Donald Trump is about to announce state division spokeswoman Heather Nauert as his new ambassador to the United Nations, US media report.
One of many reviews got here from Fox Information, the place Ms Nauert has beforehand labored as a presenter.
Nikki Haley had introduced in October that she was leaving the publish by the top of the yr.
Ms Nauert, 48, was made state division spokeswoman in April 2017, her first authorities place.
Fox Information mentioned Mr Trump would tweet concerning the appointment on Friday morning, whereas Bloomberg mentioned it had been advised of the choice to nominate Ms Nauert by three sources.
The state division has made no remark.
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Bloomberg mentioned Ms Nauert could be an unorthodox alternative, given the little expertise she had in authorities or international coverage earlier than she took up the position on the state division.
Along with that position, Ms Nauert was appointed appearing undersecretary for public diplomacy and public affairs in March this yr.
Her appointment to the UN position must be authorised by the US Senate.
Ms Nauert labored for Fox Information from 1998 to 2005 and, after two years away throughout which she labored for ABC, she returned to Fox in 2007, later turning into a presenter for Fox & Pals.
Fox Information has been a constant supporter of the president and he usually cites its information.
Ms Haley has served practically two years within the publish.
The 46-year-old former South Carolina governor – one of many few girls within the Trump cupboard – gave no purpose for leaving, however dismissed hypothesis she was planning to run for president in 2020.
President Trump mentioned she had executed “an unbelievable job”.
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Former deputy safety council adviser Dina Powell and Mr Trump’s daughter Ivanka have been names initially floated as potential replacements.