Andrea Tantaros popular among us as a co-host of the celebrated program ‘Outnumbered’ which airs on Fox News Channel. She is also the host of ‘The Five’ on the same channel. She has resigned from Fox News, describing sexual harassment.
Born as Andreana Kostantina Tantaros on December 30, 1978, in New York City. She studied at Parkland High School and graduated from Lehigh University with a degree in French and Journalism. Then she enrolled at Sorbonne (University of Paris) for her further studies.
She is Italian from her mother side and Greek ethnicity from her father side. Her parents owned Pied Piper Diner. She used to work as a waitress in there. She grew up in her home-state in her early life. During her childhood, she was athletic and was a gymnast.
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Her Father- ‘A Role Model’
Andrea considers her father a role-model because he was a self-made man who made it big in America from Greece with just $30 with him. Worked at New Jersey diner and worked day and night, saved dollars till that was enough to start his own diner.
Her father fell in love with and married her mother. They opened Pied Piper (an eatery) and around the same time, Andrea was born. There were times when her mother was the waiter and her father, the cook. They themselves went to Super Fresh, buy supplies and prepared the breakfast for the customers.
In 2009, her father died at the age of 65. Hard-work really pays off, at that time he had 12 restaurants, real estate property, and community banks. Andrea said,
“My father would say that if I could make it so could you, probably three times more than me.”
Career as a political analyst
In the office of Pat Buchanan, Andrea’s career begins as an intern. With the popular CNN show ‘Crossfire’ she then did another internship. Her experiences as an intern helped her get the job of a press secretary in 2003. It was in the US House of Representatives, where she would convey points on behalf of the Republican Party.
1.63-meter tall Tantaros made quite an impact as a campaign speaker for major Republican leaders. She also served as the deputed press secretary to Pat Toomey. As a political Columnist, she also served for New York Daily News. For Governor William Weld, she worked as secretary and spokeswoman. Then she moved to media works.
In 2010, she joined Fox and worked as the Political analyst. She is also the owner of a company called Andrea Tantaros Media that facilitates Fortune 500 companies’ getting strategic support.
Currently, Andrea, a political analyst is in a relationship with Dave Navarro (guitarist and a songwriter). They first met through a mutual friend. Since January 2015, They are together in a relationship. Currently, the couples are living happily together. They are often seen kissing each other in New York City. There is no any news of their conflict and separation till now. It can be said that they each other’s support and company.
On August 23, 2016, Andrea Tantaros, the former co-host of Fox News sued ex-CEO Roger Ailes for sexual harassment. Another lawsuit was filled by her alleging that Ailes set up a harassment campaign targeting her, even sending her threats using fake social media accounts. She filed another lawsuit against five key executives of the channel including Bill O’ Reilly.
She stated in her lawsuit,
“Fox News operated like an s*x-fueled, Playboy Mansion-like cult, steeped in intimidation, indecency, and misogyny.”
Andrea Tantaros: Roger Ailes Targeted ‘Wounded Birds’ for Sexual Harassment – The Daily Beast https://t.co/amw7AjruIj
— Lloyd Grove (@TheLloydGrove) October 31, 2016
When she tried to bring the complaints to the management team, her coverage was taken off an air that was the time she stated in the lawsuit.
In the August lawsuit, Tantaros claimed that she faced punishment for complaining about inappropriate behavior from Ailes and other Fox News employees. This is the reason behind her moving to the lower-rated Outnumbered from The Five. She hasn’t been seen on the network since April 25. The lawsuit reads,
“This lawsuit focuses on the countless violations of federal criminal law engaged in by the defendants — much of it after Ms. Tantaros was fired by Fox News — to emotionally torture Ms. Tantaros into submission.”