Andrea Tantaros is a nationally recognized political commentator and co-host of the third
highest rated show on cable, the hit show The Five, weekdays at 5pm ET on Fox News Channel.
She's also a political columnist for the country's fifth largest paper, The NY Daily News, and Fox
Tantaros has hard-won experience in radio, writing, on campaigns and on Capitol Hill making
her one of the nation's most sought after media personalities in her generation. She delivers
unfiltered and unconventional analysis, offering audiences candid and often humorous insight
into politics, policy, current events and our country's most contentious culture wars.
In her career she has served in senior communications roles on a number of high-profile political
campaigns including Communications Director for former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld
where she led the media operation against Weld opponent, former New York Attorney General
Eliot Spitzer. Tantaros is also credited with helping former National Republican Congressional
Committee Chairman Thomas Reynolds secure a narrow re-election victory during the scandalplagued
2006 election cycle.
Prior to that, Tantaros worked on Capitol Hill where she served as Press Secretary to Republican
Leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives. During her time with House Leadership,
Tantaros was responsible for helping craft and execute the media strategy for the Republican
majority. Tantaros also worked at CNN's Crossfire, for former Reagan pollster Richard Wirthlin,
and as Deputy Press Secretary to former Congressman Patrick Toomey.
Before Fox News recruited her, Tantaros served as a Vice President at a public affairs firm in
Manhattan where she advised Fortune 500 corporations on crisis management and media
A native of Allentown, Pennsylvania, she is a graduate of Lehigh University and is proficient in
Spanish, French and Greek. Tantaros lives in New York City.
The Washington Times has called her "the most pragmatic personality on The Five... who has
already had a lifetime of experience despite only being in her 30s. Andrea's calm, yet reasoned
personality mixed with a quick tongue and biting sense of humor make her a powerful