State Department

Heather Nauert appointed as State Department spokesperson

Former Fox News anchor and correspondent Heather Nauert was announced Monday as the new State Department spokesperson.

Nauert, whose appointment was confirmed in a statement, has extensive experience in both domestic and foreign issues after a 15-year tenure in the news business, primarily appearing on television and radio. During her career, Nauert covered the 9/11 terror attacks, the Iraq war and reported breaking news each morning for “Fox & Friends.”

A graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Nauert’s path to the State Department also passed through ABC News, where she was nominated for an Emmy. Nauert has worked as an adviser in the health care industry, too.

The statement didn’t say when Nauert’s inaugural news conference would be.

The Trump administration has been operating without an officially appointed spokesperson at the State Department, and Deputy Spokesman Mark Toner has been filling in during the past few months.