Meghan McCain, born Meghan Marguerite McCain on October 23, 1984, is an American television personality, columnist, and author who is the daughter of politician John McCain and diplomat Cindy McCain. McCain has worked for ABC News, Fox News, and MSNBC, and was also a co-host on the daytime talk show “The View” until 2021. She then went on to become a columnist for the “Daily Mail” newspaper. Today is her birthday, and we are going to celebrate it with some fun facts and interesting insights about her.
Meghan McCain is an American television personality, columnist, journalist, and author born in Phoenix, Arizona, and is the daughter of Senator John McCain and Cindy McCain. She is the eldest of four children. McCain completed her schooling at the Phoenix Country Day School and Xavier College Preparatory, an all-girl private Catholic high school. In 2007, she earned her bachelor’s degree in art history from Columbia University.
Also in 2007, McCain started her blog “McCain Blogette,” for which she received wide recognition. The blog was about her life while on the trail of her father’s 2008 presidential campaign. In 2013, her road-based talk show “Raising McCain” was viewable on the start-up Pivot digital cable and satellite television channel. It was, however, canceled in early 2014. She was also a co-host on the show “TakePart Live,” which ran from May until December 2014. McCain initially planned to become a music journalist and interned at “Newsweek” and “Saturday Night Live” before changing course and working as an analyst for ABC News, Fox News, and MSNBC.
In 2017, she joined the daytime talk show “The View” where she co-hosted until 2021 and received four Daytime Emmy award nominations for her efforts. In her other ventures, McCain became a columnist for the “Daily Mail” newspaper after her three-year stint at “The View.” She also penned four books, “My Dad, John McCain” in 2008, “Dirty Sexy Politics” in 2010, “America, You Sexy Bitch: A Love Letter to Freedom” alongside Michael Ian Black in 2012, and “Bad Republican” in 2022.
Meghan McCain starts a blog about her life during her father's presidential campaign.
She begins her road-based talk show “Raising McCain.”
McCain co-hosts the daytime television talk show “The View.”
She releases her fourth book titled “Bad Republican.”
Why We Love Meghan McCain
She is unapologetically herself
She has said, "Politicians often teach their kids to control what you say and not to trust. My parents just taught me: Be who you are." We love that!
She is a body image warrior
Along with being unapologetically herself, Meghan McCain is also body positive and has stated, "I got to a point where I was like, I just don't care. Do you think I'm fat? Fine. I don't care how much you weigh."
She loves the simple pleasures
She loves series and the simpler things in life. Some of her favorites include "The Walking Dead," "House of Cards,” "American Horror Story," and "Game of Thrones," as well as her Jack Daniels and coke.
5 Surprising Facts
She was an Independent
Before becoming a Republican, Meghan McCain was registered as an Independent.
She’s heard some crazy pickup lines
A guy once said to McCain, “Baby, I could totally give you a tour of the Capitol,” and she just said “Really?” guessing he didn't know her father was John McCain.
Her favorite place in the world
According to McCain, the family’s cabin in Sedona, Arizona is her favorite place.
She’s interested in archaeology
When she was little, she wanted to be an archeologist like Indiana Jones.
She likes to hike and fish, but cooking is not her forte.
Meghan McCain FAQs
Who is Meghan McCain married to?
She is married to Ben Domenech.
Does McCain have children?
She has one child, a girl named Liberty, born in 2020.
Why did McCain leave “The View?”
She left due to an ‘unhinged’ work environment.
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