Dana Loesch Biography
Dana Loesch is an American conservative political activist, commentator, author, and talk radio host. She previously served as a spokesperson for the National Rifle Association.
Loesch was formerly a writer and editor for Breitbart News and the host of Dana on TheBlaze TV, a program that has aired from 2014 to 2017. She has also appeared as a guest on television networks such as Fox News, CNN, CBS, ABC, and HBO.
She was a Democrat and worked on Bill Clinton’s reelection campaign while there. Dana became disillusioned with Democratic politics after the Clinton–Lewinsky scandal and fully rejected them after the September 11 attacks. She began writing for St. Louis Magazine, doing investigative news articles and began her website “Mamalogues” after leaving Webster University. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ran the website as a weekly online column from 2006 to 2008, winning Loesch Riverfront Times’ “Best Newspaper Columnist St. Louis” for the year 2007.
Dana started hosting her radio show in 2008. It became a nationally syndicated, daily program, The Dana Show: The Conservative Alternative, on Radio America from flagship station KFTK-FM in St. Louis.
Loesch was chosen as one of St. Louis Business Journal’s Top 30 Under 30 in July 2008. She was then recognized by the Nielsen ratings as one of the Top 50 Most Powerful Mom Bloggers. Dana was hired to be the editor-in-chief of Big Journalism in October 2010, a conservative website created by Andrew Breitbart.
CNN hired Loesch in February 2011 as a political analyst in preparation for its 2012 election coverage. She co-founded the St. Louis Tea Party along with its board president, Bill Hennessy in 2009. She later left the organization in December 2011. In 2012, Dana was the recipient of Accuracy In Media’s Grassroots Journalism award. She also guests hosts for other national radio hosts such as Glenn Beck and Michael Savage. In 2013, Loesch hosted the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
Dana Loesch Age
Dana Lynn Eaton is 42 years old as of 2020 having been born on September 28, 1978, in the State of Missouri. She shares her birthday with other famous people such as Hilary Duff, Bhagat Singh, Naomi Watts, Mouni Roy, Ranbir Kapoor, among others.
Dana Loesch Family
She was raised by her mother, Gale, in an extended family of Southern Baptists. Loesch has said she had a Cherokee ancestor who was removed from their land on the Trail of Tears as well as a paternal grandmother of Irish descent.
Dana Loesch Education
Dana graduated from Fox High School in Arnold, Missouri. She then attended St. Louis Community College at Meramec before transferring later to Webster University to study journalism on scholarship.
Dana Loesch Husband
Dana married the love of her life now music producer Chris Loesch in 2000. Chris is a film score composer known for Hating Breitbart (2012) and The Opposition with Jordan Klepper (2017). Her early politics as a Democrat clashed with her husband’s more conservative views early in their marriage.
Loesch frequently gushes about his wife’s intellect and beauty on social media. In 2015, he wrote on Instagram, “15 years ago was the last morning I ever woke up an incomplete man. On this day I married the smartest and most beautiful woman in the world. She completes me and together we try to make the world a better place. I’m so proud that everyone else can see what I already knew. I thank God for putting us together. I love you Dana Loesch, around the moon and back, around the stars and back, forever and ever…” Chris previously owned Shock City Studios LLC in St. Louis.
Dana Loesch Kids
Loesch and Chris have two children whom they homeschooled together.
Dana Loesch Show
Loesch debuted her new daily TV Show, Dana, on Glenn Beck’s TheBlaze TV on January 10, 2014. She left this position in November 2017. In 2016, KFTK-FM in St. Louis which is her original radio station, dropped her show. The show was later picked up by WSDZ-AM shortly thereafter.
Dana endorsed the Ted Cruz campaign while disparaging the candidacy of Donald J. Trump during the 2016 Republican presidential primary. According to The Atlantic, since Trump’s election, Loesch became one of the Trump presidency’s most visible “passionate defenders”.
Dana Loesch NRA
Since 2017, she held the post of special assistant to the executive vice president for public communication with the National Rifle Association (NRA). Dana hosted The DL on NRA TV and has featured prominently in other NRA-produced videos.
In April 2017, Dana was featured in an online video published by the National Rifle Association. In the video, she talked about an unspecified “they” and outlined protests against Donald Trump in a negative light.
Loesch said at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, “Many in legacy media love mass shootings in February 2018. You guys love it. Now I’m not saying that you love the tragedy. But I am saying that you love the ratings.” She later criticized the FBI’s response to warnings in advance of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting and said that the institution had become politicized.
Later that month, Loesch said the NRA bore no responsibility for curbing gun violence. She also appeared in an NRA video in March 2018 in which she turned an hourglass and said to celebrities, politicians, and media figures, “Your time is running out. The clock starts now.” Loesch later said the video was not intended as a threat to shoot anyone.
In September 2018, Loesch said that the police shooting of Philando Castile was justified. The NRA cut ties with Ackerman McQueen, the advertising agency responsible for the production of NRATV in June 2019. She finally lost her role as a paid spokesperson for the NRA.
Dana Loesch Book
- (2014) Hands Off My Gun: Defeating the Plot to Disarm America
- (2016) Flyover Nation: You Can’t Run a Country You’ve Never Been To
Dana Loesch Salary
For her work at NRA, Loesch earned an annual salary of $400 thousand.
Dana Loesch Net Worth
Loesch has earned greatly through her work as an NRA spokesperson and media career. She has an estimated net worth of $2 million.
Dana Loesch Height
Adding to her beautiful well-curved body, Loesch stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches. Her other body measurements include:
- Weight: 128 lbs
- Body Measurements: 37-25-36 in
- Breast Size: 37 inches
- Waist Size: 25 inches
- Hips Size: 36 inches
- Bra/Cup Size: 34C
- Feet/Shoe Size: 8.5 (US)
- Dress Size: 8 (US)