Fox News’s Heather Nauert is being considered for the role of U.S. State Department spokesperson in the Trump administration, reports Politico.
According to the report, the Fox & Friends news anchor/reporter was spotted at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue last week to speak with Pres. Trump about the role. Apparently, nothing has been finalized, as Sec. of State. Rex Tillerson needs to sign off on the appointment.
Nauert has been with Fox News since 1998, but worked at ABC News for two years from 2005 to 2007. She rejoined Fox in 2007 to co-anchor FNC’s Big Story alongside John Gibson, and has remained a staple on Fox & Friends in recent years.
The president is a big fan of Fox News’s morning show, as he reiterated during yesterday’s presser, so hearing that Nauert is being considered for a role in this administration isn’t particularly surprising.
The respect appears to be mutual. On Monday, Nauert tweeted that she is wearing Ivanka Trump brand heels all week in response to Nordstrom’s decision to drop the brand earlier this month because of poor sales.
Multiple Fox Newsers have been linked to communications roles in this administration. In December, former Fox Newser Monica Crowley left the network to join as senior director of strategic comms in the administration. However, last month, she announced she was withdrawing from the job in the face of accusations of plagiarism.
The Five co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle was under consideration for White House press secretary, as she confirmed to TVNewser in an interview late last year. That role ended up going to Sean Spicer.