The Trump administration has chosen counter terrorism expert and Fox News contributor Morgan Ortagus to be the new State Department spokeswoman, three people with knowledge of the decision told NBC News.
Ortagus, a U.S. Naval Reserve officer, would bring significant experience in national security and foreign policy to the role. She will replace Heather Nauert, a former Fox News anchor who had been announced as President Trump’s pick for new U.N. ambassador but later withdrew herself from consideration.
Ortagus would become the latest in a growing list of Fox News employees hired by the Trump administration, particularly for foreign policy positions.