December 7, 2018 / 2:40 PM / 7 days ago

Trump says he will name State Dept spokeswoman as U.S. ambassador to UN

WASHINGTON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he would nominate State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert as the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, choosing a former TV anchor with little policy experience to lead U.S. diplomacy at the international organization.

Nauert, whose nomination requires U.S. Senate confirmation, is a former Fox News Channel correspondent.

Trump also told reporters at the White House that he would make another staffing announcement on Saturday involving the Joint Chiefs of Staff, but gave no other details. (Reporting by Roberta Rampton Writing by Susan Heavey Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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