Heather Nauert got appointed as the spokesperson of the United States Department of State in April 2017 following a long illustrious career in broadcast journalism. Prior to her appointment, she served as a correspondent on ABC News and later, as a news anchor on the Fox News program, Fox & Friends.
Beyond her job as the spokesperson of the US Department of State, Nauert has also served the American government in several other capacities. Let’s take a look at the career history, family life, educational background, and other interesting details about this brilliant journalist-turned-government administrator.
Heather Nauert Biography (Age)
Heather Ann Nauert was born in Rockford, Illinois, and her date of birth is January 27, 1970. Her father Peter Nauert worked as an insurance company executive and her mother is known to be a horse trader. She was raised alongside 3 brothers – Justin, Jonathan, and Joseph. Heather schooled at Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts and later transferred to Arizona State University. She ultimately completed her university degree at Mount Vernon College for Women, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications. After a while, she furthered her studies at Columbia University and obtained a master’s degree in journalism.
In the earlier years of her career, Heather Nauert worked as a reporter on the weekly business news show, First Business. She also worked for Fox News, first as a regular contributor and later, as a correspondent. Nauert joined ABC News as a general duty correspondent in 2005 and in that role, she contributed to several of the network’s top news programs including ABC World News Tonight, Good Morning America, and Nightline. Her’s brilliant work on the ABC News special series, 13 Around the World, earned her an Emmy Award nomination in 2007.
After her departure from ABC News in 2007, Nauert made her way back to Fox News where she joined John Gibson to co-host the weekday edition of the news show, The Big Story. She was later deployed to the New York-based Fox Network flagship station, WNYW. There, she co-anchored 2 major news broadcasts, Good Day Early Call and Good Day New York Wake Up alongside Steve Lacy. In October 2012, she became a news presenter on the news show, Fox & Friends. While her career as a broadcast journalist continued to thrive, the brilliant media personality also worked as a government consultant on policy matters like health insurance, social security, and finance. She also belongs to the Council on Foreign Relations.
Heather Nauert got one of the most defining moments of her career on April 24, 2017, when she was appointed the spokesperson of the United States Department of State by country’s President Donald Trump. Heather Nauert was equally considered by President Trump for the role of United States Ambassador to the United Nations following Nikki Haley‘s resignation from the job in October 2018. Indeed, this former news correspondent has proven to be utterly resourceful to the Donald Trump administration as evidenced by the multiple duties which she has been entrusted with.
Her Net Worth
Heather Nauert has indeed done well for herself in her over 2-decade career in the media. She made her way through the ranks to become one of the most recognizable faces on US television. The net worth of this journalist-turned-government administrator is valued at $3 million.
Family Life, Husband, and Kids
Heather Nauert’s husband, Scott Norby is a finance executive. He holds a BA degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and as well, an MBA degree from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He has served in different capacities at various financial services companies and in 2014, he joined multinational investment bank, Morgan Stanley.
There is very little information in the public space regarding Nauert’s long-running marital union. However, we are in the know that the couple has 2 children together. Their first son Peter Raymond Norby was born in 2009 and their younger son, Gage William Norby was born in 2010.
Height and Other Body Measurements
Heather Nauert is well known among the United States TV audiences and thus, her physical appearance is not new to many. However, putting numbers to the images, Nauert stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches (165 cm). She also maintains an enviably trim physique at a body weight of 61 kg (134 lb).