Trump's State Dept. cancels first scheduled press briefing

Trump's State Dept. cancels first scheduled press briefing
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The State Department canceled its scheduled Monday afternoon press briefing, which would have been the first of the Trump administration. 

The department's last press briefing took place on Jan. 19 — President Obama's last full day in office. 

Spokesman Mark Toner said on Feb. 24 that regular press briefings would resume on March 6, adding that the department would "continue to be responsive to media queries and breaking news on an ongoing basis."

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Bloomberg reported this weekend that former "Fox & Friends" news anchor Heather Nauert would be named spokesperson at State.

Nauert accepted the job last week, according to the report, citing two sources who asked not to be identified because the decision hadn't been formally announced.
 
Nauert has been a news anchor on "Fox & Friends" since 2012 and has been with Fox News and local New York Fox affiliate Fox 5 for most of the past 20 years, save for a two-year stint at ABC News from 2005-2007. 
 
Before announcing his candidacy, President Trump had appeared on the Fox morning show as a weekly guest over the course of several years, and as president has praised the program. 

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was sworn in on Feb. 1.