September 28, 1978 
|Residence||St. Louis, Missouri|
|Occupation||editor-in-chief of Big Journalism, conservative radio host, blogger, political analyst|
KFTK FM NewsTalk 97.1
Dana Loesch (pronounced DAY-nə LASH, née Eaton, born September 28, 1978) is a conservative talk radio host, CNN contributor, and guest host at TheBlaze TV. Loesch has appeared as a political commentator on Fox News, CBS, ABC and HBO.
Dana Loesch graduated from Fox High School in Arnold, Missouri. She attended St. Louis Community College at Meramec before transferring to Webster University to study journalism. She dropped out after meeting her husband, Chris, with whom she homeschools two children. Loesch is a former liberal who became a conservative activist after the September 11 attacks.
Loesch hosts The Dana Show: The Conservative Alternative, which broadcasts KFTK FM NewsTalk 97.1 and WIBC in Indianapolis. In October 2010, Loesch also became editor-in-chief of Big Journalism, one of the conservative group blogs created by Andrew Breitbart. In February 2011, CNN hired Loesch, Will Cain, and Democratic strategist Cornell Belcher, as political analysts in preparation for its 2012 election coverage. Loesch was specifically hired to represent the Tea Party point of view.
She co-founded the St. Louis Tea Party in 2009 along with its board president, Bill Hennessy. In December 2011, Loesch left the organization when she and Hennessy disagreed on which Republican to support in Missouri's 2nd congressional district, after Loesch backed the establishment candidate, U.S. Representative Ann Wagner, and Hennessy favored Missouri Republican Party Chairman Ed Martin. Loesch later helped form the Gateway Grassroots Initiative.
Loesch was the recipient of Accuracy In Media's Grassroots Journalism award and the inaugural Breitbart Spirit Award. She also guest hosts for other radio talent such as Glenn Beck and Michael Savage. Loesch was added to Talkers Magazine 's top 100 "heavy hitters" in 2012.
In December 2012, Loesch sued the parent company of her former employer Breitbart.com. Loesch contends that owner and operator Breitbart LLC bound her to "what amounts to indentured servitude in limbo" after she says she was forced to terminate her contract as the result of an "increasingly hostile" working environment.
- "Because it's an important issue". Blog. August 8, 2008.
- "Another Year". Blog. September 28, 2010.
- "Patriot Dame: Dana Loesch, Tea Party co-founder and rising star of conservative talk radio, reporting for duty!". Riverfront Times. February 24, 2010.
- Beck, Glenn. "How did a former liberal become a conservative activist? Dana Loesch tells her story.". Retrieved 4 February 2013.
- "The Dana Show". Retrieved October 27, 2010.
- Loesch, Dana (October 11, 2010). "Allow Me to Introduce Myself...". Big Journalism. Archived from the original on October 14, 2010. Retrieved October 27, 2010.
- "CNN Looks Ahead to 2012 Election Season". cnn.com. Retrieved 2011-02-10.
- "Dana Loesch Departs St. Louis Tea Party", Riverfront Times, December 6, 2011
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