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America Now with Meghan McCain
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America Now with Meghan McCain

America Now with Meghan McCain

America Now with Meghan McCain

Meghan McCain was propelled into the national spotlight at an early age and has become apowerful role model for young women and Republicans alike. She has passionately discussednews and events, women’s issues, and social issues across a variety of media.Raised in Phoenix, Arizona, McCain is a graduate of Columbia University. While working onher father’s 2008 presidential campaign, she launched a blog, which gained a wide readershipalmost immediately and received two distinguished awards in politics: The Golden Dot Awardfor Best Blog and two Pollie Awards from the Association of Political and Public AffairsProfessionals. The success of the blog thrust McCain onto the national media scene as acolumnist for The Daily Beast and an MSNBC contributor.Inspired by her time on the campaign trail, McCain authored the New York Times bestsellerDirty Sexy Politics: A True Story in 2010. She then went on to write a children’s bookinspired by her father’s presidential run. McCain’s latest book, America, You Sexy Bitch: A LoveLetter to Freedom, recounts the cross-country road trip that she and the left-wing comedianMichael Ian Black took together in 2011.In 2013, McCain launched her genre-busting docu-talk series “Raising McCain” on Pivot,Participant Media’s television network aimed at millennials. The series followed the outspokenMcCain on the road talking to unexpected experts and everyday people, and exploring a range oftopics. She then co-hosted Pivot’s late-night news program TakePart Live - a nightly live showdecoding the news stories of the day with irreverence and insight, pointing viewers to relatedactions.In July 2015, McCain joined Premiere Networks as host of the nationally syndicated radioprogram America Now, which broadcasts live on weekdays from 3 - 6 p.m. PT/6 - 9 p.m. on 100affiliates. The program is also available on iHeartRadio.com and the iHeartRadio mobile app,iHeartMedia's free all-in-one streaming music and live radio service, andAmericaNowRadio.com. Each day on America Now, McCain discusses the news, information and events that matter mostto the daily lives of Americans, from a millennial point of view. From business and politics, toentertainment and social issues, America Now welcomes a variety of guests and experts, andfeatures McCain’s candid, passionate take on the latest local, national and global headlines.McCain also currently serves on the National Board of Directors for GLAAD, and recentlyhosted the organization's Concert for Love and Acceptance in Nashville.Fans of McCain can keep up with her on Twitter - andInstagram -

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