Andrea Tantaros joined FOX News Channel (FNC) in April 2010 as a political contributor. Currently, she is a co-host on "The Five," a weekday roundtable opinion program at 5 p.m. ET. She is also a political columnist for the New York Daily News.
Prior to her work in media, Tantaros served as a vice president at a public affairs firm in Manhattan where she advised Fortune 500 corporations on crisis management and media strategy. She has also served in senior communications roles on a number of high-profile political campaigns including communications director for former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld, where she led the media operation against Weld opponent, former New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, as well as for former Westchester, NY District Attorney Jeanine Pirro against New York Senator Hillary Clinton. She is also credited with helping former National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Thomas Reynolds secure a narrow re-election victory during the scandal-plagued 2006 election cycle.
Tantaros has also worked on Capitol Hill as press secretary to Republican Leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives. During her time with House Leadership, she was responsible for helping craft and execute the media strategy for the Republican majority. She also worked for former Reagan pollster Richard Wirthlin, at CNN's "Crossfire" and also served as deputy press secretary to former Congressman Patrick Toomey.