Angela McGlowan
Angela McGlowan (cropped).JPG
McGlowan in 2006
Born (1970-03-02) March 2, 1970 (age 52)
EducationB.A. in Public Administration
Alma materUniversity of Mississippi
OccupationFox News political analyst, CEO of Political Strategies and Insights, author, and Miss District of Columbia USA 1994
Notable work
Bamboozled: How Americans Are Being Exploited by the Lies of the Liberal Agenda (2007)
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)

Angela McGlowan (born March 2, 1970) is an American Republican political commentator, best-selling author, and CEO of Political Strategies & Insights (PSI), a government affairs, political strategy, public relations, and advocacy consulting firm based in Oxford, Mississippi, and Washington, D.C. She is a contributor on Fox News, covering politics, special interest groups, and lobbies.[1]

McGlowan was 1994 Miss District of Columbia USA. She is the author of the 2007 book Bamboozled: How Americans Are Being Exploited by the Lies of the Liberal Agenda.[2][3][4] In 2010, she placed third in the Republican primary for a Congressional seat in Mississippi.

Early life and education

McGlowan was born and raised in Oxford, Mississippi.[5] Her mother, Alberta, born in Hernando, Mississippi, failed sixth grade because she had to pick cotton, and had to work four jobs to support five children.[6][7] Her father, James Thomas McGlowan, was a professor, a United Methodist minister, a civil rights worker, and a community activist who was also the first principal from 1958-60 of Hernando Central (now called Oak Grove Central Elementary School), a building for African-American students from grades 1-12 during segregation; he died of cancer in 1982 when she was 12 years old.[6][8][9][10]

She attended Lafayette High School in Oxford.[6] McGlowan then attended the University of Mississippi, where she earned a B.A. in public administration with an emphasis on criminal justice and political science in 1993.[11][9] While attending the university, she was a member of the school's dance team, the Rebelettes.[9] She was Miss Magnolia in 1993.[12][13] McGlowan was 1994 Miss District of Columbia USA.[9][14][15] McGlowan has a mixed ethnic background which includes African American, Native American, Scottish, and Irish ancestry.[16]

Career

Early years

McGlowan began her government affairs expertise by serving as government and public affairs manager for Steve Wynn's, Mirage Resorts. During her tenure, she participated in lobbying initiatives with the American Gaming Association (AGA) that laid the foundation for Mirage Resorts latest gaming properties, Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, Mississippi. She also developed Mirage Resorts advocacy and community outreach programs for both Las Vegas and Biloxi.[17]

McGlowan served as Director of Outreach for the Better America Foundation, an organization founded by Senator Bob Dole that was focused on promoting community empowerment.[18] She served as legislative/press aide to both Representative Roscoe Bartlett (R-6th Dist. Maryland), and Representative John Ensign (R-1st Dist. Nevada), working on issues of diversity, welfare reform, tax policy, and healthcare.[9] She also served as publicist to Ensign's successful re-election campaign in 1996.[19]

From 1999 to 2005, McGlowan served as director of Government Affairs and Diversity Development for Chairman Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation. She was responsible for the development and implementation of diversity initiatives within the Fox Entertainment Group and its owned and operated interests. She was also a lobbyist and advocate within News Corporation to Congress for federal, legislative, and regulatory policies supportive of corporate objectives.[20]

2005-present

In 2005, McGlowan founded her own political consultancy, Political Strategies & Insights.[9] It is a government affairs, political strategy, public relations, and advocacy consulting firm based in Oxford, Mississippi, and Washington, D.C.[18][6][21]

That year, McGlowan also became the host of Good Day Street Talk, a New York City public affairs program. She also began appearing as a right-wing speaker on PBS's news analysis program To the Contrary, BET's Tonight, and ABC's political talk show Politically Incorrect.[9][22] She received the 2005 Harlem Chamber of Commerce New York City Journalist of the Year Award.[18]

McGlowan's book, Bamboozled: How Americans Are Being Exploited by the Lies of the Liberal Agenda, placed eighth on the Washington Area Bestseller List of the Washington Post for the week of Sunday, April 22, 2007.[23]

In February 2010, McGlowan announced her candidacy for Congress in Mississippi's 1st congressional district to challenge incumbent Democrat Travis Childers.[24][25] She was one of 32 Black Republicans campaigning for Congress, the largest number since the Reconstruction era.[26] Had she been elected, she would have become only the third African American elected as a Republican to the House of Representatives in 75 years.[27] Her political positions included her view that the country needed immigration enforcement of existing laws rather than new immigration laws, a focus on better funding education, and a move towards bipartisanship.[7] She also wanted to balance the national budget, implement tax cuts for small businesses, and create jobs in north Mississippi.[6] She subsequently lost the Republican primary after coming in third place, garnering 15% of the vote.[28] She was the first black candidate as well as the first woman to run in Mississippi's 1st congressional district, and left the race stating: "We lost the battle but won the war. A milestone was achieved for others to follow."[29]

She subsequently returned to Fox News in June 2010.[28][30] McGlowan currently serves as a political and business analyst and contributor for both Fox News and Fox Business Network, covering politics, special interest groups, and lobbies.[1]

Personal life

McGlowan is married to four-star General Jack Keane, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.[31][32]

References

  1. ^ a b "Angela McGlowan". Fox News. November 6, 2021.
  2. ^ Mark McKinnon (26 May 2010). "Sarah Palin's 'Mama Grizzlies'". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 27 May 2012.
  3. ^ Lisa De Pasquale (14 May 2007). "Q & A with Angela McGlowan". Townhall. Retrieved 27 May 2012.
  4. ^ Don Surber (21 April 2007). "Democrats may lose black vote: Bamboozled says liberals have hurt some groups". The Charleston Gazette (Charleston, WV). Archived from the original on 15 April 2016. Retrieved 27 May 2012 – via HighBeam Research.
  5. ^ Sam G. Riley (2007). African Americans in the Media Today; An Encyclopedia, Volume 2.
  6. ^ a b c d e Elkins, Chris (May 16, 2010). "McGlowan's political fire stoked early in life". Daily Journal.
  7. ^ a b ROBERT LEE LONG (May 26, 2010). "McGlowan aiming to make history". DeSoto Times-Tribune.
  8. ^ Angela McGlowan (2009). Bamboozled; How Americans are Being Exploited by the Lies of the Liberal Agenda
  9. ^ a b c d e f g "McGlowan, Angela". Encyclopedia.com.
  10. ^ BOB BAKKEN (May 28, 2019). "State historical marker honors school's historical impact". DeSoto Times-Tribune.
  11. ^ FOX News biography; March 22, 2013
  12. ^ "University of Mississippi - Ole Miss Yearbook (Oxford, MS), Class of 1993, Page 99 of 408". e-yearbook.com.
  13. ^ "Enterprise-Journal from McComb, Mississippi · 10". Newspapers.com. August 9, 1989.
  14. ^ "Angela McGlowan, political analyst and Miss District of Columbia 1994," The Washington Post.
  15. ^ "Hall of Fame; Miss District of Columbia USA".
  16. ^ "Angela McGlowan Video" Archived 2017-07-04 at the Wayback Machine. OVGuide.com.
  17. ^ "Angela Mcglowan: An Adroit Political Analyst". Archived from the original on 2010-10-01. Retrieved 2010-07-23.
  18. ^ a b c "Angela McGlowan". BET.
  19. ^ "Biographicon: Angela McGlowan". Archived from the original on October 1, 2010.
  20. ^ "Angela McGlowan - Personality Bio". Fox News. 2011-01-13. Retrieved 2015-11-07.
  21. ^ "Angela McGlowan". Fox News. November 5, 2021.
  22. ^ "To The Contrary Panelists | To The Contrary". PBS.
  23. ^ "Washington Area Bestsellers". Washington Post. April 22, 2007.
  24. ^ Alex Isenstadt (February 10, 2010)."Fox News analyst Angela McGlowan launches House bid," Politico
  25. ^ "McGlowan Meets with NRCC" Archived January 24, 2010, at the Wayback Machine. Congressional Quarterly. January 21, 2010.
  26. ^ Cynthia Gordy (October 29, 2020). "32 Black Republicans Run for Congress: Can They Win?". Essence.
  27. ^ Fund, John (February 10, 2010). "Tea Party Heroine". The Wall Street Journal.
  28. ^ a b "Angela McGlowan Returns To Fox News After Losing Bid For Congress". Huffington Post. 25 May 2011. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  29. ^ Red Eye: FOXNEWS: August 20, 2010 3:00am-4:00am EDT, retrieved 2015-11-07
  30. ^ Rovzar, Chris (July 28, 2010). "After Failed Congressional Bid, Angela McGlowan Back to Fox News". Intelligencer.
  31. ^ Angela McGlowan (March 11, 2020)."I felt so blessed and humbled to witness my husband General Jack Keane receive The Presidential Medal Of Freedom. God Bless You Jack.", Twitter.
  32. ^ "HEARING TO RECEIVE TESTIMONY ON THE UNITED STATES STRATEGY IN AFGHANISTAN," COMMITTEE ON ARMED SERVICES, UNITED STATES SENATE, February 11, 2020.