Buchanan served as the campaign chairman for all three of her brother Pat Buchanan's presidential campaigns. During the 1996 presidential primary season, she emerged as a national figure steadfastly championing the right to life of the unborn child. Currently, Buchanan is a regular political analyst for Inside Politics on CNN, where she debates Donna Brazile.
From September of 1996 through August of 1999, Bay co-anchored Equal Time, a political talk show initially on CNBC, then MSNBC. In addition, she worked as a political analyst for Good Morning America throughout the general election in 1992.
From 1996 to 1997 Buchanan hosted a two-hour radio talk show program covering current events. Buchanan began her political career as the national treasurer of Ronald Reagan's presidential campaigns in 1980 and 1984. This position catapulted her into a distinguished career beginning in 1981 when President Reagan appointed her to be treasurer of the United States. At the age of 32, she was the youngest person to hold that position since it was established in 1775.
Ronald Reagan called on her again in 1983, this time to chair his Commission on Women Business Owners. In 1988 she co-chaired the California delegation to the Republican National Convention and served as co-chair of the defense subcommittee of the Platform committee. Later, in 1990, she ran for treasurer of the state of California. A native of Washington, DC, Buchanan has a masters degree in mathematics from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and has further studies at several universities, including the University of New South Wales in Australia. In 1981, she received an Honorary Doctor of Law Degree from Samford University. She lives in Virginia and is the proud mother of three sons. Buchanan is one of the leading speakers on many issues regarding politics, dignity of women issues, social issues and Pro-Life issues.
*It is important to note that Bay is currently not a Catholic. However, her pro-life message has heavy Catholic principles and continues to inspire many within the Catholic Faith and the fight-for-life as a whole. CatholicSpeakers.com does work with non-Catholic speakers, like Bay, who have an incredible powerful pro-life messages, want to speak to Catholic audiences and have been embraced for many years by Catholic organizations and pro-life events. As the most trusted resource for Catholic Speakers in the world, it is our policy to make it crystal clear if a speaker we work with is not Catholic. Traditionally there have been many non-Catholic warriors for the fight-for-life who lock arms with the Catholic Church and help Catholic initiatives in the common goal of ending abortion. Any non-Catholic speakers we work with have agreed to never challenge Catholic teaching when speaking at an event we book for them. If you are intersted in booking Bay for a talk, please contact us for more information.