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heather_nauert2.jpg The rumor mill is saying that ABC has picked up Heather Nauert from Fox News. Heather was often seen on The Big Story with John Gibson. There seems to be some truth to it as it is mentioned in a one line blurb in the NY Daily News.

Her bio is also missing from the Fox News Website.

Heather racked up 7.4% of the vote in the second "Who is the Sexiest Fox News Babe?" poll we ran here and 5% in the first poll we ran back in December.

I haven't found any reasons on why she left anywhere. Heather got remarried recently in mid-March, which may be a reason. Other ideas floating around are that Roger Ailes told her she'd have to put in 10 years before she'd get her own show. Whatever the reason I'll miss seeing her perky little nose once in a while on the tube.

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Update: (May 8 12AM PST)

OK, there is no proof that Heather got remarried in mid-March. I was hunting around so much for information that I mistook that as a fact. I seem to have picked it up from Heather Nauerts Yahoo Fan Club when I was crusing around about 30 websites for information. You may want to check out her Yahoo Fan Club. Thanks to commenter CHANCE below who brought this to my attention.

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Update: (May 12, 2005 12:10PM PST)

Heather has shown up at ABC News Now. Read about it at my new entry.

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Posted by Digger on May 6, 2005 05:37 PM (Permalink)

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If Ailes thinks she needs ten years to mature professionally, she must not be a real fast learner. He probably told her that so she would move on to another job.

Posted by: Interested-Participant on May 7, 2005 07:59 AM

Hey Digger,
I posted that she got re-married back in mid-March in the Heather Nauert yahoo club. If that's where you heard that she had remarried, sorry. I had thought she did, because she was gone for so long. If you heard if elsewhere, please let me know. She only wore a ring on her wedding finger once, and it was partially covered, so it could have been anything, actually. Possibly it was the butt of a pen that i saw. As I said, it was partially covered. Anyway, she hasn't worn a ring that I actually saw for way over a year. Post a link if you have one about her remarrying. Thanks and sorry for the confusion, if you got that info from me.

Posted by: CHANCE on May 7, 2005 03:28 PM

Hey all,
I saw you were talking about Heather Nauert, so I decided to give you an update, but it's not much. ABC has actually not put her in their correspondents listings as of May 07. The guy there told me that it usually takes between 2-3 weeks for that. Since her last broadcast was April 29, 2005, she probably won't be on ABC before the end of May. Not only that, but she might not even be on a national show, which would really suck! She's my fav news anchor. Hopefully, they'll use her brains to inspire more people to watch the Stephanopoulus show on Sunday. Best wish is that she gets her own show, since I can't believe she would leave Fox as a correspondent just so she could be a correspondent elsewhere, especially, when she had a slot just for her on The Big Story. If anyone else gets any info on her at all, post it. Thanks

Posted by: Chris on May 7, 2005 03:35 PM

BTW, I did speak with Fox News Producer Jonathan Wechtel who went to Sudan with Heather. One person on a site said that he is/ was/ still is/ whatever, her boyfriend. Anyway, he definately confirmed that she is no longer with Fox. He declined to say where she was, because as he put it, "I'm not in the position to dole out information." He sent me to the viewerservices@foxnews.com. However, i went there last Sunday, when I heard about Heather leaving Fox. Sent them an email, but they never responded. Heather's Fox email address is Heather.Nauert@Foxnews.com. I sent her two messages, but no response. Not surprising, because if she is gone, she won't respond. lol. However, i didn't receieve any notices that the email had been closed. I sent a message to myword@foxnews.com as well as to John.Gibson@foxnews.com on friday. So far, nothing. BTW, if you want to email someone at Fox news, just put a . between their first and last name and add @foxnews.com. They probably won't respond, unless you ask for a picture. I heard Kiran Chetry wanted to chat with her fans in her Yahoo club, so she asked the Fox legal dept. if she could and they advised her against it. Anyway, sorry about the length of this, just thought you guys would like to know. Peace

Posted by: CHRIS on May 7, 2005 03:46 PM

Hey Chance (aka dumbledorr) thanks for the heads up. I have updated the entry above with my mistake on her marriage.

Chris, thanks for all the information above! You do some good digging there.

Posted by: Digger on May 8, 2005 12:28 AM

Hello all,
Heather Nauert is anchoring a show on ABCNewsNows. It is the internet ABC News On Demand. So, you have to pay if you want to see her now. Too bad. Maybe one day she'll make it back to national television. I can't actually think of something that would have been a worse decision for her. I doubt that many people even tune in to the internet for video news. Anyway, I called them and they said she anchored a show yesterday. He wasn't sure if she would be anchoring one today. To those who get abc news now, have fun. The strange thing is, the abc switchboard operator has a listing of everyone who works for abc news, and heather is still not in there, something the operator felt was odd as well. Anyway, i get the feeling, heather jumped from john gibson's show right into abc's dark little closet. not many people are going to see her on the internet. too bad, especially for someone who had said she had wanted to be on tv ever since she was 16! Oh well, here's hoping one day the abc execs will bump her back to tv land instead of internet. Until then, Good bye Heather

Posted by: CHRIS on May 12, 2005 09:13 AM

Thanks Chris,

I have reported your findings at my new entry "Heather Nauert Shows Up On ABC News Now".

Posted by: Digger on May 12, 2005 12:32 PM

I just saw Heather on Fox News today, anchoring a Saturday news program. Apparently, she's back from ABC.

Posted by: Seth on May 8, 2010 08:47 PM

Hoping Fox dumps Heather since she's snotty to guests & can't get anything right. Let her go to ABC; she won't be missed.

Posted by: No Fan on May 9, 2010 04:08 PM

Heather is such a pretty girl. I would have fired her because she can't control her pretty smile. She had better learn to stop smiling while reporting tragic news. It doesn't play well with the audience. I think Fox gave her lots of chances to improve her reporting.

Posted by: Joanna on August 6, 2010 10:52 PM

I can see that Iam not the only person who thinks heather nauert does not belong on television. nauert is more cut out to be working behind the scenes at a corporate level and away from the camera. fox news is actually hurting its ratings by keeping nauert on. the fact that she is assigned to the very early shift on the fox news 5 in NYC is a sign that she is not a favorite of news watchers. also, her air of self importance is abrasive to the point of making any reporter shes paired with visibly uncomfortable. as to her follow ups with on air interviews, nauert has a very poor skill set when it comes to posing the right questions and engaging the guest. any attempts at sincerity come across as obscenely hollow and patronizing. rob corning and jodi applegate were let go for the very same reasons although to their credit, they at least were more informative and knew to carry an interview. we can only hope that fox news five in NYC will realize this and put someone who will add the sorely needed lift to carry the shows early morning program.

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