‘Fox & Friends’ Anchor Hired as State Dept Spokeswoman

Fox & Friends news anchor Heather Nauert was officially announced Monday as the next spokeswoman for the U.S. State Department. Mark Toner, a holdover from the Obama administration, was relieved of his duties. “Heather’s media experience and long interest in international affairs will be invaluable as she conveys the Administration’s foreign policy priorities to the American people and the world,” the State Department said in a press release. Nauert previously worked as a correspondent for ABC News. Fox & Friends is a Trump-friendly morning show that the president himself is known to regularly watch. During the controversy over Nordstrom dropping Ivanka Trump’s clothing line, Nauert tweeted out her support for the brand in spite of “liberal pressure,” and included a photograph of herself wearing the brand’s items.