S potlight on Business Magazine had an open and candid conversation with Tomi Lahren, Fox News contributor and host of “No Interruption” and “Final Thoughts” on the digital streaming platform Fox Nation discussing everything with this small-town girl from South Dakota includ- ing her childhood to her life now in Nash- ville. Tomi shares some life lessons she has learned on her way to being the youngest political talk show host in history, along with her fearless outlook on life, her deep passion for her country and those that serve and protect it. But more importantly why Tomi believes that everyone needs to have a voice, especially other young women willing to speak their minds. She believes that everyone has a right to be heard even if we might disagree with their message and that at the end of the day it is okay to agree to disagree. Fitness and lifestyle are also important to me. I run 5 miles everyday which allows me to blow off steam and get my mind into a good groove for the day ahead. I also enjoy spending time with my little rescue chihuahua, Kota. Spotlight: You attended and graduated from University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2014 with a B.A. in broadcast journalism and political science. When did you first become interest - ed in politics? Were either of your parents politically active when you were growing up?

AND THE HOST OF FOX NATION’S, NO INTERRUPTION AND FINAL THOUGHTS by Lee Ann Atwater S potlight: Tell us a little about yourself, what was it like growing up in South Dakota? What types of careers did your parents have? Do you have any siblings? Tomi Lahren: I wouldn’t trade my childhood or upbringing for anything in the world. I grew up in the country on about 12 acres of land. I didn’t have kids my age near where I lived so I spent most of my time by myself, with adults or outside with my animals. I grew up with every pet you can think of. We had horses, a dog, a cat, a rabbit, hamsters, all of it. I always enjoyed being out in wide open spaces. My parents both grew up on ranches and my uncle still runs the family ranch in Eastern South Dakota. Both of my parents worked and still work full time jobs. Some may say average blue-col-

lar Americans, but I don’t believe there is such a thing as an “average American.” Our blue-col- lar workers are the backbone of this country. I was raised to work hard, pray hard, and not ask for anything from anybody. South Dakotans are proud yet humble people. I am an only child and couldn’t imagine it any other way. I believe it was that independence that allowed me to excel to where I am today. I am very close with my parents who always encouraged me to go for gold and never hesitate to break the mold. Spotlight: What are your hobbies? What do you like to do in your spare time when you are not keeping the people of America informed about political ongoings?

Tomi Lahren: I’m a pretty simple gal. When I’m not working, I enjoy going out in Nashville with my friends, listening to LIVE music and checking out of politics. It’s a good weekend day when I don’t feel the need to check Twitter even once. I do an unconventional job but when I’m not on air or working, I am just like any other 28-year-old. I am in a new relationship now with a baseball TV/radio analyst. He is based in Miami, so I have been getting down there every weekend I am able.

“I’m a pretty simple gal. When I’m not working, I enjoy going out in Nashville with my friends, listening to LIVE music and checking out of politics.”





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