Washington, DC – The Department of State announced Heather Nauert as the new State Department Spokesperson on Monday (April 24) . Nauert arrived at the State Department on Monday and was already getting familiarized with the nuances of the job, according to a State Department official.
Welcoming Nauert’s appointment, the State Department said in a statement, it “is pleased to welcome Heather Nauert as the new State Department Spokesperson. Nauert comes to the Department with more than 15 years of experience as an anchor and correspondent covering both foreign and domestic news and events, including the 9-11 terror attacks, the war in Iraq, and the genocide in Darfur, Sudan. 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.”
Giving a background on her credentials, the statement said, “Prior to joining the State Department, Nauert was a New York-based Fox News Channel anchor and correspondent. 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 State Department gave a detailed account of her journey in the journalism world after graduating from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Domestically, working for Fox News, Nauert reported on the past four presidential elections, including filing reports from battleground states, Republican and Democrat conventions and the inauguration. She also anchored coverage of the terror attacks in Orlando, San Bernardino, and Boston, as well as the 2008 financial crisis.
Prior to joining Fox News, Nauert served as a network correspondent for ABC News, where she traveled extensively for breaking news stories in the United States and abroad. At ABC News, her in-depth piece on teenage girls in Iraq during the war was nominated for an Emmy. Before working in news, she was an advisor in the health care industry. She is a graduate of Mount Vernon College in Washington DC.
After John Kirby, the former Spokesperson for the State Department departed as the regime changed from Barack Obama to Donald Trump post-elections, Mark Toner, the Deputy Spokesperson was holding press conferences off and on. There is hope that with the new appointee Nauert joining in, there will be daily press briefings everyday.