The White House views the former Fox News host as a capable advocate for the Trump administration’s foreign policy, who could replace outgoing UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, media report said.
In October, Fox News reported, citing two sources familiar with the selection process, that Trump was considering US Envoy to France and Monaco Jamie McCourt for the post of the US ambassador to the United Nations. McCourt as well as several other officials are potential candidates for the position, but US State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert remains a "leading contender" to become the ambassador to the United Nations, sources have told the US-based media outlet.
Last month, Trump said State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert was under "very serious consideration" for the position.
In 2017, Veteran Fox News correspondent and anchor Heather Nauert was named as the Trump administration’s new lead foreign policy spokesperson. Among other roles at Fox, Nauert reported on the morning news show "Fox and Friends." She was previously a network correspondent for ABC News.