Tammy Bruce, an Independent Conservative, is a radio talk show host, New York Times bestselling author, columnist, and Fox News Political Contributor. A lifelong Democrat (until 2008 when she registered as unaffiliated), Ms. Bruce worked on a number of Democratic campaigns in 1990s, and now works to make sure her experience as a liberal community organizer is used to expose and help defeat the leftist agenda.
Ms. Bruce also has a consistent history of supporting conservatives as well, including President Reagan, both Presidents Bush and, quite reluctantly, John McCain during the 2008 presidential campaign. She also served on California Governor Arnold Schwarzeneggar’s Transition Team after his election-by-recall in 2003. It was Donald Trump and his direct and transparent approach personally and on the issues, as well as his love for the country, that impressed her to become an active and vocal supporter, of which she remains.
A free-speech and Second Amendment advocate, an important contributor to her position on the issue comes from her experience as a radio talk show host. The “Tammy Bruce Show” premiered in 1993 in Los Angeles and was nationally syndicated in 2005 enjoying over 200 terrestrial affiliates. In 2009 Ms. Bruce became the first nationally syndicated host to shift to online streaming exclusively delivering a popular and success live program and podcast on political and cultural issues. In 2005 she joined Fox News as a Political Contributor. She regularly guest hosts for the network’s primetime programming and hosts her own show, “Get Tammy Bruce,” on the Fox Nation streaming platform.
Her weekly column on the nexus of politics, culture and business is published by the Association for Mature Americans (AMAC), accessible by the public-at-large in addition to providing special commentary for their 2 million plus membership. Additionally, Ms. Bruce has been profiled, and her editorials and commentaries on significant social issues have been published nationally and internationally, in a wide variety of magazines, newspapers including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, the Washington Times, The Guardian, the San Francisco Chronicle, Esquire, and The Advocate among others.
She also speaks to a variety of groups nationwide, including college, business and civic organizations about a variety of topics, including her most requested commentary, “Contrary to Popular Belief: How Conservative Ideals Empower Women, Gays and Blacks.”
Ms. Bruce’s first book, “The New Thought Police,” was published by Forum, an imprint of Crown/Random House, in October 2001. An analysis of freedom of expression and the culture wars, it explores the importance of freedom of expression and personal liberty and how that liberty is under attack by the dangerous rise of Left-wing McCarthyism. Her second book, “The Death of Right and Wrong,” also for Random House (April 2003), addresses the rise of moral relativism in society and quickly became a New York Times best seller. Ms. Bruce’s latest work, “The New American Revolution,” was published by Harper Collins/Morrow and is now available in paperback. She is currently working on her fourth book exposing the political use of fear to control individuals and society at-large.
Drawn into feminist activism in the late 1980’s, Ms. Bruce focused on women in the workplace, violence against women and ending international subjugation of women. Just two years after joining the National Organization for Women, with a brand of feminism that places her somewhere between Donna Reed and Thelma and Louise, Ms. Bruce was elected president of the Los Angeles chapter of NOW at the age of 27. Serving in that capacity as well as on their national board of directors exposed her to agendas spurring her to reject liberal and leftist politics. She observed activity and activism making it clear that the left’s intentions were not in the best interest of Americans, and were in fact geared to damage the quality of people’s lives by doing irreparable harm to the nation as a whole.
A native of Los Angeles, Ms. Bruce holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Southern California, from which she graduated cum laude. Ms. Bruce notes her interest in politics and individual liberty was sparked during her childhood in part because of the work of authors Ray Bradbury and George Orwell, both of whom remain her favorite writers. Ms. Bruce lives in New York and is routinely bossed around by Ruby, her mini–Australian Shepherd.