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Trump nominates Heather Nauert as UN Ambassador

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

Friday nominated chief as US' next to the UN to replace the outgoing Indian-American

In October, Haley announced that she was leaving the post by the end of the year. The 46-year-old former has served nearly two years in the post. She is the first Indian-American ever appointed to a Cabinet position in any US presidential administration.

Trump told reporters at the that "will be nominated for the to the United Nations".

Nauert, 48, is an unorthodox choice, given her little experience in government or foreign policy before she took up the role at the

She was made the in April 2017, her first government position. This year, after former was fired, she was named the

Prior to that, Nauert, worked for from 1998 to 2005 and after two years, during which she worked for the ABC, returned to Fox in 2007.

She eventually became an anchor on "Fox & Friends", the president's favourite show.

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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 20:15 IST