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Trump may nominate Heather Nauert as UN Ambassador: Reports

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

US plans to nominate Heather Nauert, the chief State Department spokeswoman, as his next to the UN to replace Indian-American Nikki Haley, according to

In October, announced that she was leaving the post by the end of the year. has served nearly two years in the post.

is the first Indian-American to ever appointed to a Cabinet position in any US presidential administration.

Nauert had been the favourite after Haley, 46, announced that she would leave the job.

Trump is expected to make the announcement on Friday, the reports said.

If confirmed, Nauert, a former anchor who has served as the public face of the State Department since last year, would be one of the most prominent promoters of Trump's 'America First' foreign policy.

Nauert, 48, worked for from 1998 to 2005 and, after two years away during which she worked for ABC, she returned to Fox in 2007, later becoming a presenter for

Former deputy and Trump's daughter Ivanka's names were initially floated as possible replacements.

Although some have speculated that Haley may challenge Trump in the 2020 presidential election, Haley has said that she will support the

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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 11:10 IST