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Meghan McCain    

Co-Host of "The View," Political Columnist, Author & Award-Winning Blogger

Meghan McCain is a co-host of ABC’s "The View," which she joined in October 2017. As the daughter of late Senator John McCain, McCain has been steeped in the high-stakes political arena since childhood. Often said to possess the McCain “maverick gene,” she has no issue saying what is on her mind and brags that she inherited her “dad’s heartburn-inducing ability to say what he thinks.” A powerful role model for women and Republicans alike, McCain doesn't shy away from discussing women’s issues, social issues and marriage equality.

Prior to joining "The View," McCain was a co-host on the afternoon talk program "Outnumbered" on the Fox News Channel. She was also a co-host on Pivot TV’s late-night news program "TakePart Live." McCain was also the creator, executive producer and host of the genre-busting docuseries "Raising McCain," which also aired on Pivot. The series followed the outspoken McCain on the road, talking to unexpected experts and everyday people while exploring a range of topics from bullying and feminism to sex overload and the death of romance, among others.

Raised in Phoenix, Arizona, McCain graduated from Columbia University with a degree in Art History. With ambitions to pursue a career in music journalism, she completed internships at Newsweek and Saturday Night Live before joining her father’s 2008 presidential campaign, where she launched a blog that gained an avid readership almost immediately. The blog received two distinguished awards in politics, The Golden Dot Award for Best Blog, and two Pollie Awards from the Association of Political and Public Affairs Professionals.

McCain then propelled onto the national media scene as a columnist for The Daily Beast and as an MSNBC contributor. A New York Times best-selling author, McCain wrote and published her first book, Sexy Politics: A True Story, in 2010 followed by a children’s book, both of which were inspired by her time on the campaign trail during her father’s presidential run. McCain’s most recent book, America, You Sexy Bitch: A Love Letter to Freedom, recounts the cross-country road trip that she and left-wing comedian Michael Ian Black embarked upon together in 2011.

Speech Topics

Red is the New Black: Putting Women's Issues in Political Perspective

An Evening with Meghan McCain: Politics, Media, and Millennials


Meghan McCain says SNL parody of her 'is a huge pop cultural honor'

Unlike the president, McCain responded positively to being portrayed by Aidy Bryant on this week's episode.

Meghan McCain: A few resented my father's fire - CNN Video

Meghan McCain, one of the late Sen. John McCain's daughters, remembers her father during a memorial service at Washington's National Cathedral.

Meghan McCain

'SNL': 'The View' Goes After 'The Princess of Arizona,' Meghan McCain .... Kate McKinnon's Behar and Aidy Bryant's McCain played up the recent tiff between ...

Meghan McCain on 'horrible' grief: 'I'm in therapy' and 'counseling'

Meghan McCain is still reeling from her father's death, about five months ago. The "View" co-host opened up about her unrelenting grief in a new interview with  ...

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