Who is Meghan McCain?
Meghan McCain or Meghan Marguerite McCain born on October 23, 1984, is an American conservative columnist, author, and television personality. Meghan McCain has worked for ABC News, Fox News, and MSNBC.
McCain received media attention of her own accord in 2007 for her blog, McCain Blogette, on which she documented life on the campaign trail during her father’s 2008 presidential campaign. In 2009, she became a contributing writer for The Daily Beast. From 2016 to 2017, she co-hosted the daytime talk show Outnumbered, after which she joined the daytime talk show The View, also as co-host. She announced her exit from the show in July 2021.
Meghan McCain Biography, Wiki
Meghan McCain is the eldest of the four children of Senator John McCain and Cindy Hensley McCain. She was born on October 23, 1984, in Phoenix, Arizona, and attended Phoenix Country Day School and Xavier College Preparatory, an all-girl private Catholic high school. She appeared at the 1996 Republican National Convention when she was 11 years of age. On April 5, 2003, McCain was presented to society at the Board of Visitors Debutante Ball at the Camelback Inn in Paradise Valley, Arizona.
She attended Columbia University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in art history in 2007. McCain originally planned to become a music journalist and interned at Newsweek and Saturday Night Live.
|Born||Meghan Marguerite McCain|
October 23, 1984 (age 36)
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
|Education||Columbia University (BA)|
|Political party||Republican (2008–present), Independent (before 2008)|
|Spouse(s)||Ben Domenech (m. 2017)|
|Parents||John McCain (father), Cindy McCain (mother)|
Meghan McCain Husband, Family
In July 2017, Meghan McCain became engaged to conservative writer and commentator Ben Domenech. They were married on November 21, 2017, at McCain’s family ranch in Page Springs, Arizona. In July 2019, McCain revealed that she had miscarried earlier that year. She gave birth to the couple’s first child, a girl named Liberty, in 2020. McCain has repeatedly praised her husband for his cooking.
Meghan McCain to Exit ‘The View’
As the panel’s resident conservative talking head, McCain regularly sparred with her co-hosts, resulting in many viral — and highly-rated — on-air moments.
Her last day will be at the end of the show’s 24th season in July. “The View” was created by Barbara Walters in 1997, changing the TV talk show landscape.
McCain has most recently been part of the current panel of Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin and Sara Haines. She’s the second longest running conservative co-host on the program, following Elisabeth Hasslebeck, who appeared on “The View” from 2003-2013.
“I am here to tell all of you … that this is going to be my last season here at the ‘The View,’” McCain said on Thursday’s episode. “This was not an easy decision. COVID has changed the world for all of us. And it changed the way I’m living my life.”
McCain has moved to Washington D.C. during the pandemic, where she has filmed for the show remotely. “When I said goodbye to all of you in the studio, I found out I was pregnant,” McCain said. “I came to the D.C. area, and we have this incredible life here. And as any new mom knows, when I think about where I want Liberty to have her first steps, I have a really wonderful life here.”
She added that her father, the late Arizona Sen. John McCain, pushed her to accept a job on the program — which was originally thinking about turning down.
A source says that McCain made the decision herself to depart and that recent rumblings about on-set feuds had nothing to do with her exit. McCain’s contract isn’t up yet, but earlier this summer, she approached ABC executives to ask to be released from her deal because she does not want to move back to New York City. She relocated to Washington D.C. during the pandemic, where she and her husband, political commentator and frequent Fox News personality, Ben Domenech, are raising their young daughter, Liberty.
There is no decision yet as to who will replace McCain. “The View” is well-known for its constant game of musical chairs.
During McCain’s tenure, ratings on “The View” soared — making it the most-watched daytime talk show. The show became a major political destination in the lead-up to the 2020 election with essentially every single politician making a necessary stop at the the talk show on their campaign media blitz.
Meghan McCain Career
McCain launched a blog titled McCain Blogette in 2007, documenting her father’s presidential campaign as well as musing about fashion, music, and pop culture.
McCain began writing for The Daily Beast in January 2009. In April 2009, she signed a six-figure book deal with Hyperion.
A month-long road trip with comedian Michael Ian Black in the summer of 2011 led to a collaboration on the 2012 book America, You Sexy Bitch: A Love Letter to Freedom. In it, McCain lambasts Republican strategist Karl Rove for what she believes was his role in the attacks against her younger sister in her father’s 2000 presidential campaign, castigates Bill Clinton for his actions in the Lewinsky scandal, but despite ideological differences, praises Hillary Clinton for having “pushed through many doors and shattered many glass ceilings for women in politics.
I love women who don’t put up with shit, and Hillary clearly doesn’t.” In November 2011, McCain became an analyst on MSNBC, and immediately got into a back-and-forth with 2012 Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich.
In September 2013, her road-based talk show Raising McCain began on the start-up Pivot cable and satellite television channel. It was canceled in January 2014. She was later added as a co-host to the show TakePart Live on the same channel, appearing with Jacob Soboroff beginning in May 2014. The show was canceled in December 2014.
She signed on as a Fox News contributor in July 2015 and was named a regular co-host of the afternoon talk program Outnumbered on November 14, 2016. Following her departure from both the program and the network in September 2017, McCain was named a permanent co-host of the ABC daytime talk show The View. She made her debut on the October 9, 2017, episode. She had previously guest co-hosted the show in 2008 and 2010.
Meghan McCain FAQ’s
What is Meghan McCain’s Husband Name?
Meghan McCain’s Husband name is Ben Domenech and they got married in 2017.
What is the name of Meghan McCain’s Daughter?
Meghan McCain’s daughter name is Liberty.