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Meghan McCain      

Political Columnist, Author & Award-Winning Blogger

Meghan McCain is an American conservative columnist, author, and television personality. She has worked for ABC News, Fox News, and MSNBC. 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.

McCain served as a co-host on "The View" from 2017 until July 1, 2021, when she announced her resignation. In September of that same year, she joined British tabloid Daily Mail as a columnist. 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 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 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 book titled "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

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

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


Meghan McCain Lands Post-‘View’ Job As Online Daily Mail Columnist
As ABC’s The View continues its first week post-Meghan McCain, the show’s former conservative co-host has announced her latest gig: as a columnist for British tabloid“Everything in my life these days is about going back to basics,” McCain tweeted today. “I started as a columnist & am thrilled at the chance to return to it @DailyMail.”
Meghan McCain to quit 'The View' | Fox News
Meghan McCain will announce on Thursday that she is walking away from her role as the token conservative on ABC News' “The View.”
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  ...
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: 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 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.

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