Tomi Lahren is not one to ever shy away from controversy. The former American television host is known around the US because of her conservative political views and controversial comments. As a conservationist, she gained a lot of prominence with her serial attacks on liberal politics and garnered a lot of fans who poured in to watch video segments she created to voice out her thoughts on trending political topics.
The television personality is best known for her appearances on ‘TheBlaze’, a television station for which she worked as a host. She is now known as a contributor on Fox News. She is also adored by many for being fearless in stating her opinion and airing her thoughts on controversial matters.
Who is Tomi Lahren?
Tomi Lahren was born on the 11th of August, 1992 in Rapid City, South Dakota, U.S. to a father called Kevin Lahren and a mother identified as Trudy Lahren. Tomi grew up in Rapid City with her parents. There are no known reports about whether or not she has any siblings. Even though she is an American woman, Tomi also has German and Norwegian roots.
Growing up, Tomi attended Central High School, a high school located in her native Rapid City. Right from a very young age, she had always had strong political views and did not waste time to air them. This was evident when she gained admission to the University of Nevada in Las Vegas to study broadcast journalism and political science. While at the university she was a vocal person and soon began to host The Scramble, the university’s political roundtable; she was also the associate producer of the show. Tomi graduated with a B.A. from the University of Nevada in 2014.
After her graduation, Tomi started seeking for work to do and soon applied to One America News Network, a TV news channel, where she was hoping to find a valuable internship in political commentary. However, she not only got the job, but she was also given the opportunity to start hosting her own show on the TV channel. Tomi was ecstatic and immediately moved from Rapid City to San Diego in California to start work. She created her show and called it On Point With Tomi Lahren. The show debuted in August 2014.
Tomi shot into limelight in 2015 after she became very vocal in criticizing the Chattanooga shootings, a terror attack carried out by Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez who killed as many as five military officers by opening fire on two military installations in Chattanooga, Tennessee. After the attacks, Tomi made a video commenting on the incident and the footage went viral on the internet, making her quite popular among fans who started to watch her show in large numbers.
She soon quit working with One America News Network and moved to TheBlaze, a television network in Texas where she started another show. It was while at TheBlaze that she really became famous. She made her show popular by ending each program with a 3-minute segment which she called Final Thoughts. The Final Thoughts became very popular among her followers on social media and got her even more followers. This is because of the very interesting way she spoke and expressed her views during the segments.
Tomi continued airing her views on American politics and policies, often causing a stir on the internet with her statements. She got into trouble with her television network, TheBlaze in March 2017 when she appeared on The View, a talk show which airs on ABC and said that American women should be made to have access to abortion. Her comments did not go down well with her boss, Glenn Beck who owns TheBlaze. Glenn strongly criticized Tomi and even suspended her with pay.
Following her fallout with TheBlaze, Tomi began working in the communications temperament at Great America Alliance before finally landing a job with Fox News as a contributor. Tomi continues to work with Fox News today as well as the Great America Alliance which supports Donald Trump.
Tomi, who describes herself as a ‘constitutional conservative’, continued to be very vocal, speaking on political issues and often sparking angry outbursts from people who disagree with her. Many followers have slammed her comments, with some describing her as a racist and others calling her anti-feminist. However, Tomi does not seem to care and very actively continues to share her opinion on national issues.
Having worked as a television show host on more than one television network at different times and having become quite a prominent critic of government policies and a political commentator, Tomi is expected to have acquired quite a considerable amount of money over time.
Sources say that the average salaries of staff at Fox News Network currently range between $36,505 to $123,037 a year. However, we do not know the exact amount Tomi receives as a contributor. This notwithstanding, her estimated net worth has been pegged at $3 million.
Boyfriend or Husband
Tomi Lahren was in a romantic relationship with Jerad Christian, an American military officer. The couple met and started dating in 2015 but she soon parted ways with him. In 2016, she hinted that was single but didn’t explain why she parted ways with Jerad.
After some time, that same year, the TV personality was rumored to be in a relationship with Chase McNary, a contestant on The Bachelorette, an American reality show. However, Chase revealed in an interview that they were only close for about two weeks and that they are not together romantically. He, however, described her as a ‘great girl’.
At the moment, Tomi has not revealed who her current man is. Also, there are no records that she is a married woman.