State Department names Fox anchor as spokeswoman

The State Department of the United States announced a TV anchor as its new spokesperson on Friday.
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LOS ANGELES, United States (Kurdistan24) - The State Department of the United States announced a TV anchor as its new spokesperson on Friday.

Heather Nauert was the Fox & Friends First anchor for the American TV Fox News Channel when she was appointed State Department Spokesperson, replacing Mark Toner.

She has also been a correspondent covering international affairs such as the 9-11 terror attacks, the war in Iraq, and the genocide in Darfur, Sudan.

A graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Nauert has worked for networks such as FOX News and ABC.

She has reported on the past four presidential elections, including filing reports from battleground states, the Republican and Democratic conventions, and the inauguration.

She also anchored coverage of the terror attacks in Orlando, San Bernardino, and Boston, as well as the 2008 financial crisis, said the State Department.

"At ABC News, her in-depth piece on teenage girls in Iraq during the war was nominated for an Emmy. Before working in news, she was an advisor in the healthcare industry. She is a graduate of Mount Vernon College in Washington, DC," said State Department in a press release.