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The conservative movement was devastated when Nikki Haley announced that she was resigning as ambassador to the United Nations at the end of 2018. She served for nearly two years, had some iconic moments, and was a strong supporter of the United States and our allies, including Israel. On December 7th, nearly two months after Haley announced her resignation, Trump announced that State Department Spokeswoman Heather Nauert. Here are three things to know about her.
She’s been on the road working with Tillerson and Pompeo at State
You’ll hear all over the news that Nauert, 48, has “no foreign policy experience” but she’s not exactly entering the job blind. For the past two years, nearly, she has worked as the spokesperson for the State Department under former Secretary Rex Tillerson and current Secretary Pompeo. In that role, she’s seen first hand the State Departments actions and conveyed their actions to the public in a relatable way, which is an important trait to take into the UN Ambassador job. She was also on the Council on Foreign Relations and has been a foreign correspondent. Currently, she is also the acting under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs.
She’s got a history in broadcast journalism
The majority of Nauert’s career came in the journalism field. She earned a Bachelors in Communications and a Masters in Journalism, so she knows the field. She’s worked for ABC News and Fox News in the past and was even nominated for an Emmy Award for her work at ABC News. She’s also appeared as herself on TV shows like 24 and Brother’s Keeper. Though the experience may not be obvious, Nauert has a good grasp on communication. She will be able to convey the United States’ goals at the United Nations well.