TheBlaze is pleased to announce that conservative radio host Dana Loesch is joining the team as a host and contributor. Dana will be hosting a LIVE Twitter chat beginning at 5:15pm ET to discuss her new role. Get in on the conversation using #DanaOnTheBlaze.

“I’m excited to join The Blaze team,” Dana said in a statement. “I love the fight in this group and their dedication to creating the best content available on multiple platforms. They’ve been at the forefront of new wave media… I can’t wait to get started. ”

As reported by POLITICO:

Loesch, who also broadcasts a radio show based in St. Louis, Mo., will contribute across the network and She’ll also continue to serve as a fill-in host for Beck on his radio program and TheBlaze TV show.

Beck recently described Loesch to POLITICO as “everything that a broadcaster needs to be — insightful, honest, funny and willing to stand up for what she believes in.”

About Dana:

Dana Loesch hosts her award-winning, #1 rated, daily syndicated radio show, The Dana Show: The Conservative Alternative from her flagship station KFTK and is a political commentator. She describes herself as a “conservatarian.”

Dana’s original brand of young, punk-rock, conservative irreverence has found a fast-growing audience in multiple mediums. She was named to Talkers Magazine‘s top 100 “heavy hitters” in 2012. A former award-winning newspaper columnist (and notable blogger since 2001), Dana was ranked as one of the top 16 most powerful mothers online by Neilsen. The 2012 winner of Accuracy In Media’s Grassroots Journalism award and the inaugural Breitbart Spirit Award, Dana was one of the original Breitbart editors selected by her late friend and mentor, Andrew Breitbart, to head what was and helped break the Anthony Weiner scandal before departing in 2012.

Dana appears regularly on Fox News, ABC, CNN, and HBO’s “Real Time” with Bill Maher, and has appeared on “The Wendy Williams Show” among other programs. She is the primary fill-in for Glenn Beck’s television program on The Blaze network and was the first and only female guest host for Michael Savage’s radio show.

Dana co-founded the tea party movement in St. Louis and speaks regularly on the subject of new media and grassroots.

She and her family live in St. Louis.