U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley is leaving her post at the end of the year, President Donald Trump announced from the Oval Office Tuesday.
Haley served as governor of South Carolina from 2010 until she was appointed to Trump's cabinet after his election in 2016, winning confirmation 96-4.
She was the state's first female governor.
Haley didn't comment on the initial report on her resignation when asked before the meeting by reporters at the White House.
Two sources with knowledge of Haley's resignation confirmed it to NBC News and a senior official confirmed the resignation to CNBC.