U.S. Department of State spokesperson Heather Nauert. Photo: Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images
State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert is being "strongly considered" to replace Nikki Haley as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, according to a White House official.
The big picture: President Trump accepted Nikki Haley’s resignationas UN ambassador last month and will exit at the end of the year. The Wall Street Journal first reported that Nauert is expected to be nominated for the position. She's served as spokesperson for the department since 2017 and became acting undersecretary for public diplomacy and public affairs earlier this year.