COMING UP MAY 12, 2015
This luncheon program will begin promptly at noon.
Valet parking is available. Event parking details are available here.
The UNT Kuehne Speaker Series on National Security was established in 2013 to showcase UNT’s nationally and internationally recognized programs and faculty engaged in issues related to national and human security. The series was established thanks to generous support from UNT alumnus Ernie Kuehne (’66), an attorney and president and board chairman of Kuehne Oil Co.
UNT is the nation’s 24th largest public university, powering the region, state and nation through innovative education and research. UNT’s award-winning faculty across diverse disciplines bring cutting-edge analytical methods and historical context to generate a uniquely informed understanding of national security issues.
Andrea Tantaros is the host of the nationally syndicated radio show "The Andrea Tantaros Show" on Talk Radio Network and co-host of the second-highest-rated show on cable, "The Five," weekdays at 5 p.m. ET on Fox News Channel.
The Washington Times has called her "the most pragmatic personality on 'The Five' ... who has already had a lifetime of experience despite only being in her 30s. Andrea's calm yet reasoned personality mixed with a quickk tongue and biting sense of humor make her a powerful presence."
"The Andrea Tantaros Show" is ranked seventh largest in the country and is a fresh and fearless take on politics, pop culture, cultural issues and more. In addition to radio and television, Tantaros was a syndicated columnist for the NY Daily news and has worked on numerous political campaigns and on Capitol Hill. In her career she has served in senior communications roles on a number of highprofile campaigns including communications director for former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld, where she led the media operation against Weld's opponent, former New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer. Tantaros 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.
Prior to that, Tantaros worked on Capitol Hill, where she served as press secretary to Republican leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives. During her time with House leadership, Tantaros was responsible for helping craft and execute the media strategy for the Republican majority. Tantaros also worked at CNN's "Crossfire," for former Reagan pollster Richard Wirthlin, and as deputy press secretary to former Congressman Patrick Toomey.
Before Fox News recruited her, Tantaros served as a vice president at a public affairs firm in Manhattan, where she advised Fortune 500 companies on crisis management and media strategy.