The Trump administration has chosen counterterrorism expert and Fox News contributor Morgan Ortagus to be the new State Department spokeswoman according to NBC News.
Ortagus, a 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 Donald Trump's pick for United Nations ambassador but later withdrew herself from consideration.
It's unclear when Ortagus' selection will be formally announced. The three people informed of her selection spoke on the condition of anonymity.
After NBC News' report was published, a Fox News spokeswoman said that the network had ended its relationship with Ortagus as of Thursday.
Ortagus and the State Department didn't respond to requests for comment.