Report: Fox News’ Morgan Ortagus set to leave network for State Department role

Fox News is about to lose another contributor to the Trump administration.

Morgan Ortagus is expected to be named the new spokesperson for the State Department very soon.

An Impressive Resumé

While the liberal media will try to spin this as Trump rewarding Fox News for their support, that is hardly the case here — or with any of Trump’s other hires.

It is actually quite common for presidents to tap media members for roles within an administration.

In this case, Ortagus has a long and impressive resumé that proves she is more than qualified for this position.

She is a veteran, and currently serves as an active U.S. Naval Reserve Officer.

Prior to working at Fox News, Ortagus was an intelligence analyst for the U.S. Treasury Department.

Before that, she worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Moving On

Ortagus is set to replace Heather Nauert, who was expected to take over Nikki Haley’s old role of U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. But Nauert withdrew her name from consideration before she could be appointed.

While Nauert is still on staff as the State Department’s spokesperson, that is expected to change.

Robert Palladino has been conducting press briefings during Nauert’s absence, and is expected to continue doing so until Ortagus is officially announced as Nauert’s replacement.

Nauert is not expected to make a lateral move, but appears to be pulling back to spend more time with her family after having spent two full years in the Trump administration.

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