Pompeo names new State Department spokesperson

Pompeo names new State Department spokesperson

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo named former Fox News contributor Morgan Ortagus as the new State Department spokesperson.

"I am pleased to welcome Morgan Ortagus as our new State Department Spokesperson. Morgan brings outstanding credentials and a record of public service to the position," Pompeo said in a statement.

"She has worked her entire career in financial services, consulting, and diplomacy," CNN cited him as saying.

Ortagus will replace Heather Nauert, a former Fox News anchor who was nominated in December 2018 to succeed Nikki Haley as Ambassador to the UN, only to withdraw her name from consideration in February.

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