Heather Nauert was designated as Acting Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs on March 13, 2018. She will continue to serve as State Department Spokesperson, a position she has held since April 25, 2017. Heather Nauert joined the State Department after a career in broadcast journalism.
As a New York-based anchor and correspondent at the Fox News Channel, Ms. Nauert was responsible for overseeing breaking news on the top-rated US morning cable news show. She regularly solo anchored programs on Fox and contributed to every news platform, including radio and internet, covering global and domestic crises and interviewing senior elected and military officials. In 2016, she traveled to battleground states to report on the presidential primaries and election. She also reported from the Republican and Democratic conventions, presidential debates and the inauguration.
Previously, Ms. Nauert served as a network correspondent for ABC News where she traveled extensively for breaking news stories in the United States and abroad. She was also previously a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Prior to working as a journalist, Ms. Nauert served as a health insurance consultant in Washington, DC She is a graduate of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and Mount Vernon College in Washington.