Dana Loesch

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Dana Loesch
Portrait of Dana Loesch.jpg
Born Dana Eaton[1]
(1978-09-28) September 28, 1978 (age 36)[2][3]
Residence St. Louis, Missouri
Education Fox High School
Occupation Conservative radio host, blogger, political analyst
Employer TheBlaze
KFTK FM NewsTalk 97.1
Spouse(s) Chris Loesch

Dana Loesch (pronounced DAY-nə LASH, née Eaton, born September 28, 1978) is a conservative talk radio host and a host and contributor at TheBlaze. Loesch has appeared as a political commentator on Fox News, CNN, CBS, ABC and HBO.

Early life[edit]

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.[3] She dropped out after meeting her husband, Chris, with whom she homeschools two children.[3]


Loesch hosts The Dana Show: The Conservative Alternative, which broadcasts weekdays from noon to 3:00 PM Central time on KFTK in St. Louis and WIBC in Indianapolis.[4] The show airs delayed on other affiliates, including WHIO. In October 2010, Loesch also became editor-in-chief of Big Journalism, one of the conservative group blogs created by Andrew Breitbart.[5] 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.[6]

She co-founded the St. Louis Tea Party in 2009 along with its board president, Bill Hennessy.[7] 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.[7] Loesch later helped form the Gateway Grassroots Initiative.[citation needed]

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.

On January 10, 2014, Loesch debuted her new TV Show, Dana, on Glenn Beck's TheBlaze TV.


  1. ^ "Because it's an important issue". Blog. August 8, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Another Year". Blog. September 28, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c "Patriot Dame: Dana Loesch, Tea Party co-founder and rising star of conservative talk radio, reporting for duty!". Riverfront Times. February 24, 2010. 
  4. ^ "FM NewsTalk 97.1 - St. Louis - The Dana Show". Retrieved July 5, 2013. 
  5. ^ Loesch, Dana (October 11, 2010). "Allow Me to Introduce Myself...". Big Journalism. Archived from the original on October 14, 2010. Retrieved October 27, 2010. 
  6. ^ "CNN Looks Ahead to 2012 Election Season". cnn.com. Retrieved 2011-02-10. 
  7. ^ a b "Dana Loesch Departs St. Louis Tea Party", Riverfront Times, December 6, 2011

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