Name: Dana Eaton
Born: September 28, 1978
Occupation: Author and media personality
Dana Loesch was born in Arnold, Missouri on September 28, 1978. She is the daughter of Gale Eaton.
When she finished Fox High School, Dana attended St. Louis Community College and then transferred to Webster University. She studied journalism on a scholarship, but she had to drop out when she was 21.
In 2000, Dana married Chris Loesch, a music composer, graphic artist, and her manager, after she got pregnant. She has two children. The family currently resides in Dallas, Texas.
Soon after university, Dana penned investigative news articles for St. Louis Magazine. During this time, she launched Mamalogues, a personal website that was syndicated by The St. Louis Post-Dispatch. This helped her get hired by Radio America which launched a nationally syndicated radio talk show: “The Dana Show: The Conservative Alternative.” Dana would win multiple distinctions, including Nielsen’s “Top 50 Most Powerful Mom Bloggers.”
In 2010, Dana was hired by Andrew Breitbart to be editor-in-chief of Big Journalism. A year later, CNN tapped Dana as a political analyst ahead of the 2012 electoral contest between Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama.
She became nationally recognized when she filled in for popular radio talents, including Glenn Beck and Michael Savage.
In 2016, the National Rifle Association (NRA) hired Dana to be spokesperson of the controversial organization. She enabled the group to be more digitally connected, regularly active on social media and publishing engaging videos. Dana was under the national spotlight when she was a focal point of CNN’s recent town hall meeting about gun violence following the Parkland high school mass shooting. She criticized the event, comparing it to a World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) show.
Dana grew up as a Democrat, but she started leaning right in the later years of the President Bill Clinton administration. After the tragic September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Dana became a full-blown conservative. Her husband was a Democrat, which reportedly became a contentious part of their marriage. In the 2016 election, Dana endorsed Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX).
She is the author of two books: “Hands Off My Gun: Defeating the Plot to Disarm America” and “Flyover Nation: You Can’t Run a Country You’ve Never Been To.”
We estimate that Dana Loesch’s net worth is $2 million (2017).
So how much is $2 million really?
$2 million is about two-thirds of what the National Rifle Association (NRA) spends in lobbying the United States government each year. $2 million can also cover the scholarships for more than a dozen students to study journalism.