Former Fox anchor named State Department spokesperson

Media anchor and correspondent Heather Nauert, who has over 15 years of experience covering high-profile domestic and global events, recently joined the State Department in Washington, D.C,. as spokesperson.

Nauert, a longtime Fox News reporter, regularly reported top breaking stories on the network’s morning cable news broadcast “Fox and Friends” beginning in 2012, as well as hosting programs and conveying news on Fox’s full slate of platforms from radio to the internet, a State Department release said.

Nauert is an alumna of Mount Vernon College for Women in Washington, D.C,. and worked in the health care sector prior to entering the field of journalism. Before joining Fox she was employed by ABC News, where she scored an Emmy nomination for her comprehensive coverage of teenage girls in Iraq.

Nauert joined Fox after obtaining a degree at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She spent approximately 20 years with Fox. Nauert is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), a Washington, D.C.-based independent and nonpartisan think tank and publisher.

Nauert has covered the last four U.S. presidential elections including conventions and inaugurations; additionally, she served as an anchor during domestic terror incidents in Orlando, San Bernardino and Boston.

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