Anna Wintour being considered for ambassador to U.K or France: Report

Anna Wintour could become an ambassador.

Two people familiar with the situation told Bloomberg that President Barack Obama is mulling over nominating Vogue's editor-in-chief as his next ambassador to either the U.K. or France. The report comes as the president is reportedly considering which of his biggest fundraisers to recognize.

Wintour, who was born in the U.K. but is now a U.S. citizen, contributed $30,000 to the president's reelection campaign, but she hosted two high-profile fundraisers as well. One was a $40,000 per person affair at the home of actress Sarah Jessica Parker and another high-dollar soiree was at movie mogul Harvey Weinstein's home. Such actions placed Wintour as one of Mr. Obama's top bundlers, raising at least $2.6 million for his reelection, based on figures compiled by the New York Times as of September.

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Other potential ambassadors, according to Bloomberg sources, include Marc Lasry, the founder of Avenue Capital Management, and Matthew Barzun, Mr. Obama's campaign finance chair.

Susan Johnson, president of the American Foreign Service Association, said, Wintour is "clearly an intelligent, energetic, capable, attractive, elegant person, but having experience in the practice of diplomacy and international relations is really a great advantage."

Megan Salt, a Vogue spokesperson, said Wintour, 63, is "very happy with her current job."

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