At 24-years-old, Tomi Lahren is the youngest political talk show host in history. Controversy is her specialty. She is best known for her signature “Final Thoughts” on everything from Beyoncé to President Obama and Hillary Clinton. She has exceeded 575 million views in the last year, alone. Last year the BBC News stated Lahren was “bigger than Trump on Facebook.” Her Facebook page has more than 4.4 million followers.
Her takedown of San Fransisco 49’ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was been viewed over 70 million times on Facebook.
Lahren’s videos captured the hearts and minds of millions, including President Donald Trump. In May of 2017 the outspoken conservative commentator landed a new gig as a senior communications advisor with Great America Alliance, a nonprofit group that aims to mobilize grassroots support for President Trump’s agenda.
Lahren’s sassy sense of humor was first showcased at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). She destroyed the Republican stereotype of “old, rich, white men.” Her “Hillary Clinton pantsuit joke” won over the CPAC crowd and ruffled a few feathers on the left.
Lahren was born and raised in Rapid City, South Dakota. Her parents, both from ranching backgrounds, taught her the value of hard work. Her love of political discussion comes from family table debates centered on the nightly news.
Not one to play it safe, Lahren moved to Las Vegas, Nevada to attend college at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She studied broadcast journalism and political science. She also produced and hosted a political roundtable show “The Scramble” for UNLV-TV.
Two months before college graduation, Lahren applied for an internship with Glenn Beck’s TheBlaze network. She was turned down. Shortly thereafter, she was offered her own political talk show on One America News Network.
In the summer of 2015, Lahren’s sassy “tell it like it is” commentary caught the eye of Glenn Beck, and she became a member of BlazeTV with her one-hour self-titled show, “Tomi.”
Lahren is not one to pull any punches. Immigration, national security and race relations are her hot buttons. As a proud South Dakotan, she holds on to her Second Amendment rights, as well.
Truth is, we all want what’s best for this country, some just need to be reminded. That’s Tomi’s job.