Sandy Rios

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Sandy Rios
OfficeAmerican Family Association governmental affairs director, the president of the conservative political action group Culture Campaign
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Bruce Rather (2009-present)

Sandy Rios is the American Family Association governmental affairs director, the president of the conservative political action group Culture Campaign,[citation needed] a Fox News Channel contributor,[1] and a talk radio host.

Rios has been the president of Culture Campaign since 2004 and was president of Concerned Women for America, a conservative religious organization, from 2001 to 2004.[citation needed] She is chairman of the North Korean Freedom Coalition, a coalition that advocates for the citizens of North Korea.[2]

In July 2013, Rios was identified as a key member of Groundswell, a secretive coalition of right wing activists and journalists attempting to make radical political change behind the scenes.[3]

Rios hosted an afternoon talk radio show on WYLL in Chicago, Illinois from 1993 to 2001 and hosted a syndicated radio program, Concerned Women Today as president of Concerned Women for America.[citation needed] In January 2007, she returned as WYLL afternoon host through July 2010.[4] Sandy Rios in the Morning on AFR TALK has been airing on American Family Radio since January 2011.[5]

Rios was given the 2005 Henry Hyde Leadership Award, a Pro-Life Action League's "Protector Award", Eagle Forum's Excellence Award and Family PAC's 1999 "Conservative of the Year".[6]

In 2009, she married Bruce Rather, a Chicago-based lawyer.[citation needed]'

In 2015, she publicly claimed the sexual orientation of an AMTRAK engineer on duty during the 2015 Philadelphia train derailment was a possible factor in the crash.[7]


  1. ^ "Debate Over Whether Obama Administration Is Making Unmarried Women Dependent on Government". Fox News. 2010-07-30. Retrieved 2015-05-08.
  2. ^ "Moody Radio".
  3. ^ "PHOTOS: Meet Groundswell's Major Players". Mother Jones.
  4. ^ WYLL Sandy Rios Retrieved October 24, 2007 Archived November 4, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ AFR Talk Weekday Schedule Archived July 31, 2012, at the Wayback Machine Accessed August 6, 2012
  6. ^ MBN Commentary Retrieved October 24, 2007
  7. ^ Arana, Gabriel (14 May 2015). "Conservative Host Sandy Rios Thinks Amtrak Engineer's Sexuality Is 'A Factor' In Crash". Retrieved 20 May 2015.

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