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Hudson Institute Welcomes Heather Nauert as a Senior Fellow

WASHINGTON Hudson Institute announced today that Heather Nauert joined the Institute’s policy team as a senior fellow. Nauert will be focused on U.S. foreign policy.

“Heather has been a leading and forthright voice on U.S. foreign policy,” said Ken Weinstein, president and CEO of Hudson Institute. “I’ve been proud to work with her on a range of human rights issues—advocating for Uighur journalists and standing up for persecuted minorities around the world. Her policy experience will be an asset to Hudson, and we look forward to her continuing to advocate for strong American leadership on a global stage.”

Heather Nauert

Heather Nauert joins Hudson Institute as senior fellow, with a focus on U.S. foreign policy.

Nauert served in the State Department as spokesperson from 2017-2019 and acting under secretary for public diplomacy and public affairs from 2018-2019. In that dual role, she articulated U.S. foreign policy and coordinated public messaging for the Department, its leadership, and 294 U.S. embassies and consulates worldwide. She also helped plan, execute and manage messaging on a number of top Department initiatives, including the maximum pressure sanctions campaign on North Korea, holding China accountable for actions in the South China Sea, and efforts to combat state-sponsored disinformation from Russia, China, and Iran.

During her tenure she also served as board member of the U.S. Agency for Global Media, which governs taxpayer-funded foreign news services, including Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Office of Cuba Broadcasting, Radio Free Asia, and Middle East Broadcasting Networks.

She currently serves as member of the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships.

Prior to her role at State, Nauert spent nearly 20 years as an anchor and reporter at Fox News and ABC News, where she covered many of the world’s most consequential stories.

Nauert was born in Rockford, Illinois, and spent much of her childhood in Wisconsin. She has an M.A. in Journalism from Columbia University and received her B.A. from Mount Vernon College. She lives with her husband and two young children in New York.

For additional information, please contact Caroline Anderegg at (202) 974-2400 or [email protected]

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