Trump Picks Another Fox News Alum To Be State Dept Spokesperson

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA - JULY 17: Moderator Morgan Ortagus speaks during the panel 'Economy and Trade: Colombia in the Global Spotlight' as part of the 2018 Concordia Americas Summit day 2 at Agora Bogota Convention Center... BOGOTA, COLOMBIA - JULY 17: Moderator Morgan Ortagus speaks during the panel 'Economy and Trade: Colombia in the Global Spotlight' as part of the 2018 Concordia Americas Summit day 2 at Agora Bogota Convention Center on July 17, 2018 in Bogota, Colombia. (Photo by Gabriel Aponte/Getty Images for Concordia Americas Summit) MORE LESS
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March 29, 2019 8:03 a.m.

President Trump nabbed another former Fox News alum to serve as the new State Department spokesperson, NBC News reported.

Morgan Ortagus is a former Fox News contributor and Naval Reserve officer who will bring significantly more foreign policy experience to the new position than her predecessor. Heather Nauert, also a Fox News alum, quickly became a favorite of the Trump administration and was set to replace Nikki Haley as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations before she abruptly withdrew herself from consideration in recent months following criticism over her lack of experience.

Ortagus worked in the Treasury Department during the first term of President Obama’s administration and previously worked in public affairs for the U.S. Agency for International Development, which is overseen by the State Department.

It is unclear when the official announcement will be made, according to NBC. Fox News told NBC that it had severed ties with Ortagus as of Thursday.

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