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US State Department appoints TV anchor as spokeswoman

WASHINGTON: Former Fox News anchor and correspondent Heather Nauert will be the new U.S. State Department spokeswoman, the State Department said in a statement on Monday.

Nauert was most recently an anchor for Fox News’ morning news show “Fox and Friends,” and previously was a correspondent at ABC News.

“Heather’s media experience and long interest in international affairs will be invaluable as she conveys the administration’s foreign policy priorities to the American people and the world,” the statement said.

Our correspondent Jahazaib Ali adds: On the top-rated morning cable news show, “Fox and Friends,” she was responsible for reporting breaking news. In addition, she regularly solo and co-anchored programs on Fox News and contributed to every news platform, including radio, satellite radio and internet.

The Department of State is pleased to welcome Heather Nauert as the new State Department Spokesperson, said an official handout.

Mark Toner will move back to his former position of Deputy Spokesperson, the position he held since Obama Administration.

“Heather’s media experience and long interest in international affairs will be invaluable as she conveys the Administration’s foreign policy priorities to the American people and the world”, State Department press statement said.

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