Heather Nauert offered UN ambassador job: reports

President TrumpDonald John TrumpSupreme Court comes to Trump's aid on immigration Trump is failing on trade policy Trump holds call with Netanyahu to discuss possible US-Israel defense treaty MORE has reportedly tapped State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert as his pick to replace outgoing U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki HaleyNimrata (Nikki) HaleyTreasury: US deficit tops trillion in 11 months South Carolina GOP appears to violate own rules in canceling primary for Trump Politico's Johnson to become Free Beacon's new editor-in-chief MORE.

Fox News reported that Trump offered Nauert the job, but it's not yet clear whether she has accepted. The two met in the Oval Office on Monday.

The Wall Street Journal also reported that Trump is expected to nominate Nauert to replace Haley, who announced last month she would depart the administration by the end of the year.

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A State Department spokesperson referred questions to the White House, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Nauert has long been rumored to be on Trump's shortlist to replace Haley. She previously worked as a reporter and anchor at Fox News before joining the State Department in April 2017.

Trump has not given much public indication of whom he intends to appoint as Haley's replacement. He told reporters shortly after Haley announced her planned departure that he had five people on his shortlist.

The list reportedly included Dina Powell, his former deputy national security adviser, though she later dropped out of consideration. He also said his daughter, Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie Trump2020 is not a family affair, for a change Katy Tur says it is 'shameful' that Congress hasn't passed new family leave law OPIC should strengthen US-Argentine partnership with Vaca Muerta deal MORE, would be "incredible" in the job, but lamented that he would be accused of nepotism.

Trump and Haley announced in early October that the former South Carolina governor would depart her post by the end of 2018. The two portrayed Haley's departure as amicable, explaining that she wanted to "take a break" from public service.

Trump said at the time that Haley would assist in the search for her replacement.

-Updated at 3:37 p.m.