Meghan McCain of The View has been in politics since childhood. The daughter of the late Republican Senator John McCain, the ABC co-host knows her way around political circles in a plethora of public venues.
Before joining the table on the daytime talk show, McCain hosted her own program specifically created for millennials. Yet in hindsight, she reveals the program was ‘a mess.’
Meghan McCain of ‘The View’ | Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images‘The View’ co-host’s impressive resume
Graduating Columbia University with a degree in Art History, McCain served as an intern of Newsweek and Saturday Night Live. Hitting the presidential campaign trail with her father in 2008, McCain chronicled the experience in her blog.
“The schedules were insane. It was like 12 town halls a day starting at six o’clock in the morning and ending at ten o’clock at night,” McCain told Kunhardt Film Foundation in 2017. “He worked like an animal to work his way back and ultimately become the nominee.”
The television personality also authored several books and worked as a contributing writer for the Daily Beast. Transcending to television, McCain frequently appeared on MSNBC and later co-hosted Fox News’ Outnumbered before joining The View in 2017, as reported by Closer Weekly.
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Described as a docu-series, Raising McCain became The View star’s platform to reach millennials on a host of topics. The road-based talk show launched in September 2013 on the start-up cable network Pivot TV with McCain as host.
“I am a socially liberal Republican,” she told SF Gate at the time. “And in many ways, I have been ostracized from my party. I have been ostracized in the media as well. I am too conservative for MSNBC, and I am too liberal for Fox. Where am I going to go? I’m going to go to Pivot. And honestly, I believe I am here because I believe in more …
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