Meghan McCain was propelled into the national spotlight at an early age and has become a role model for women and Republicans alike. She has passionately discussed news and events, women's issues, an social issues across a variety of media. Raised in Phoenix, Arizona, McCain is a graduate of Columbia University. While working on her father's 2008 presidential campaign, she launched a blog, which gained a wide readership an received two distinguished awards in politics. In July 2015, McCain joined Premiere Networks as host of the nationally syndicated radio program America Now.