Susan Rice, a foreign policy adviser to President-elect Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaUK judge denies Assange bid to delay extradition hearing Trump's eye-opening scorecard on border security Why Americans should look at the Middle East through the eyes of its youth MORE during the campaign, is his leading choice to serve as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, according to ABC News.

Rice was a member of the National Security Council and the assistant secretary of State for African Affairs during the Clinton administration. ABC notes that the appointment isn't a done deal and won't be announced until after Thanksgiving.

Rice was a frequent surrogate for Obama on television talk shows during the campaign. See video below of Rice arguing on MSNBC for Obama's policy of direct diplomacy with rogue nations.