Conservative talk-show host and author Dana Loesch has been tapped by the National Rifle Association (NRA) to serve as a major national spokesperson, the organization announced Tuesday.
Wayne LaPierre, the NRA’s executive vice president and CEO, named Loesch as a Special Assistant to his office for public communication, with direct attributable authority on NRA matters.
“During the past year Dana has proven herself to be a powerful voice for the Second Amendment rights of all Americans,” LaPierre said. “It is clear that Dana has the communication skills, experience, and natural ability to serve our organization well as one its very public faces in the news media.”
Loesch was named by the NRA last June to serve as special advisor on women’s policy issues, serving as a commentator on NRA TV, and making numerous national media appearances on behalf of the NRA.
“I’ve been impressed with Dana’s command of the issues facing the NRA, as well as her ability to communicate our positions and connect with women, and men, on those issues,” LaPierre said.
LaPierre further reiterated that Loesch now has full authority to represent the NRA on a broad range of issues.
In addition to her television and radio appearances, Loesch is the author of two books, Hands Off My Gun: Defeating the Plot to Disarm America, published in 2014, and Flyover Nation: You Can’t Run a Country You’ve Never Been To, in 2016.
In 2012, Accuracy in Media presented Loesch with the Reed Irvine Accuracy in Media Award for Grassroots Journalism.