Cheryl Saban tapped as U.N. rep

Cheryl Saban, the wife of billionaire Haim Saban, was nominated as U.S. representative to the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Cheryl Saban, an author, philanthropist and advocate for women and children, was nominated by President Obama on Sept. 19, the day after the assembly opened. The California resident founded the nonprofit organization Women’s Self-Worth Foun-dation.

Haim Saban, an Egyptian-born Israeli, is an entertainment mogul and major Democratic Party donor. He is ranked by Forbes magazine as the 104th richest person in America.

As a representative to the General Assembly, Saban presents U.S. views in small forums, including at committee meetings and ancillary U.N. bodies. — jta