Sandy Rios is a dynamic radio host and former long-time FOX News Contributor who has traveled the world and served in various leadership roles in Washington, D.C. Sandy brings unfiltered, insightful commentary from deep experience and a Christian worldview.
Currently host of the Sandy Rios 24/7 Podcast, (Available at AFR.net, on the AFR app, and major podcast networks) Sandy is an award-winning radio talk show host, author, television pundit, and the Director of Governmental Affairs for the American Family Association.
Sandy Rios in the Morning,” the most listened-to show on American Family Radio, aired nationwide each weekday morning for ten years, with interviews of politicians, newsmakers, and international experts on a spectrum of political and moral issues. For her drive-time show on Salem Radio Chicago, Sandy received the Angel Award and seven Silver Microphone awards from TESLA. Her one-minute commentaries have been heard weekly on Salem Radio Network and Moody Broadcasting and Sandy has been a frequent guest on National Public Radio.
Before her exclusive role as a FOX News Contributor, Sandy co-hosted Crossfire on CNN and appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, and PBS. She was an opinion writer for Townhall, The Hill, Breitbart, and RealClear Politics, and has been featured in Newsweek, Time Magazine, and Christianity Today. Sandy has been quoted in the NY Times, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, and other major news outlets, as well as on the Senate floor.
As former President of Concerned Women for America, the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization with 500,000 members and fifty state chapters, Sandy oversaw the Culture and Family Institute, the CWA Magazine, the D.C. staff and hosted CWA’s daily syndicated radio show on Salem Radio.
The first Chairman of the North Korea Freedom Coalition, Sandy did investigative work in China, Vietnam, North Korea, Thailand, Cambodia, the Soviet Union, and India. She lived in Cold War Berlin, Germany for two years.
Sandy’s husband, Bruce, is a retired Supervisory Special Agent with the FBI. Her son, Jeremy received his PhD in St. Andrews, Scotland, and is currently the Senior Pastor at Northshore Alliance Church in North Vancouver, British Columbia. He and his wife Liesel have given Sandy four beautiful grandchildren: Moses, Cates, Asa, and Lucy.
Sandy’s daughter Sasha, severely disabled since birth, passed away in 2009. Sandy’s first solo music album was entitled, “Sasha’s Song.” Learn more about Sasha’s story here.
Sandy was a professional musician and singer before embarking on her career in radio and television. She sang the national anthem for the Chicago Bears during three of their fun Super Bowl years. Her duet with Michael English, “I’m Going Home” was #4 on the CCM Charts.
Sandy tells of her adventures in a soon-to-be-released new book, “God’s Velvet Hammer,” published by Fidelis.