Thursday, January 1, 2015

ALEX DATIG, EDITOR IN CHIEF, HOST BIO


Contact: frontpageindex@gmail.com
Phone: (213) 446-2980


Alexandra Datig an American political commentator and is the publisher of 

Front Page Index.

Alexandra Datig is a political advisor and consultant for more than 18 years with a long-standing background campaigning on public safety, public policy, environmental issues, drug policy and human trafficking. Datig also campaigned at the local and state level in Los Angeles and California for candidates and issue campaigns such as James K. Hahn for Mayor of Los Angeles, Jan Perry for Mayor of Los Angeles, Nate Holden for Assembly, 47th District, Steve Westly for Governor, Carmen "Nuch" Trutanich for Los Angels City Attorney, Paul Koretz for Los Angeles City Council (primary only), District 5, State-wide "No on Proposition 19" (No on 19, victory), State-wide "Yes on Proposition 35" (The CASE Act, approved by more than 80% of California voters), Committee to Recall Mayor Eric Garcetti and others. 

After many years of working in politics, media and public relations, content creation in print, Television, radio and multi-media, Datig is now editor in chief of the political and current events media resource Front Page Index. Datig also hosts a bi-weekly podcast for Front Page Index, available on iTunes.

She was born in Luzern, Switzerland, to an American father in the international arms trade, who was a combat wounded WW II U.S. Veteran, and a Swiss-born mother who was an haute couture fashion model.

Educated in Switzerland in both public and private school, while attending all-girls boarding school in the Swiss Alps, her class joined Pope John Paul II on a two day pilgrimage on his tour dedicated to "The Youth of Switzerland." In 1982, the Datig family was honored by the President of Egypt for work Fred A. Datig completed with the Department of Antiquities identifying weapons from the French invasion of Egypt (1798 - 1801).

Datig moved to the United States with her parents in 1986. A series of traumatic events as a child, teen and adult youth, later shaped Datig's focus in her work on public policy, drug policy and current events.

Datig began her career in politics in 2001, working along-side California State Senator and Los Angeles City Councilman Nate Holden, campaigning for him and with him for 12 years. Holden is also a guardian of the Civil Rights movement, having authored Senate Bill 637 enacting the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King and the education on the Civil Rights Movement in to State law in California.

On June 5th, 2019, Alexandra Datig started a petition on Change.org and a blog to recall Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti, for inaction on the homeless crisis in Los Angeles and lack of prioritization for the citizens of Los Angeles. Cited in the recall effort are third-world conditions, with disease breeding devastation on the homeless of Los Angeles, forced to live and die in conditions that are a danger to all of the public health. A formal recall process to remove the Mayor followed.

In 2015, Datig campaigned to help elect Donald Trump for President of the United States. In 2011, Datig served as an advisor to the Transition Team for California Attorney General Kamala Harris' subcommittee on Environmental Justice. Campaigning on the side of treatment and intervention reform in 2010, she was instrumental in the defeat of California Proposition 19, The Regulate Control & Tax Cannabis Act. In 2008, Datig gave her support to Barack Obama for President, but the shift in leftist and socialist ideals called for a conservative approach. Datig saw the need for a drastic shift in policy in order to preserve American values, jobs and lives.

Datig is a strong supporter of the historic measure California Proposition 35, Stop Human Trafficking in California, for which she acted as liaison to secure a unanimous endorsement from the Los Angeles City Council with a motion introduced by Los Angeles Councilwoman Jan Perry, seconded by Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge. Prop. 35 enacts the most sever penalties against child and adult youth sex traffickers, placing them on the State sex offender registry. Prop. 35 also funds training for law enforcement to recognize victims and get him or her into treatment and rehabilitation.

Her experience in media also includes producing over 100 shows of the now nationally syndicated Larry Elder Show, which during Datig's time as producer was the number one show on Live365 global webcasting platform. She also created The Elder Statement blog which gained more than 3 million views in its first year. In 2015 she, sponsored Larry Elder working with the City of Los Angeles and the Hollywood Chamber to secure a nomination for a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Elder.

In the field of public relations, she has organized news conferences on behalf of a number of elected officials and issue campaigns. This includes members from the Executive Branch of the White House and the Office of National Drug Control Policy and the U.S. Drug Czar.


She was also overseeing operations for a prominent, global corporate branding and crisis communications firm in Downtown Los Angeles.

Datig's experience in the private sector includes Director of Finance at an employment and government labor relations law firm in Downtown Los Angeles. She also managed a Beverly Hills based business and real estate litigation firm and a small civil rights law practice headed by a former longtime Assistant Los Angeles City Attorney who specialized in law enforcement litigation, involving police practices and police union negotiations. Datig got her first administrative job in the legal field in 1997 with the law office representing police misconduct victim Rodney King.

She was honored by the Los Angeles City Council for an independent investigation conducted on massive pollution of the L.A. River by the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. During this year-long investigation, Datig was covered by major local news outlets, both TV and print.

She served on the Advisory Board for the Coalition for a Drug Free California and on the County of Los Angeles Task Force for Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children, helping to develop a nationwide strategy to aid victims of human trafficking.

Datig has an Associates degree in Communications and pursued a Bachelors in Criminal Justice Administration Management. As a licensed real estate agent, she also worked at Sotheby's International Realty, Beverly Hills.

Her contribution to many critical issues affecting communities today has given Datig the opportunity to join some of the most influential individuals and organizations involved with the in-depth issues on drug policy. Organizations include the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP),The Department of Justice, California Narcotics Officers Association (CNOA), Western States Vice Officers Association, U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims, Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey and former L.A. D.A. Steve Cooley, former Secretary of Education and U.S. Drug Czar Bill Bennett, The Drug Free America Foundation, Dr. Paul Chabot of Chabot Strategies, Captain Joseph R. John of Combat Veterans For Congress and many others.

As a speaker on drug policy and treatment reform issues, human trafficking, environmental issues and political campaigns, she has appeared in print news such as The Los Angeles Times, on TV news and radio talk shows from 
FOX News, Tucker Carlson Tonight, CNN, CNN International, Daily Caller, The Associated Press, HLN's Dr. Drew, The Todd Starnes Show, The Michael Medved Show, Geraldo Rivera Live, Bill Bennett's Morning in America, KABC 790 Talk Radio, CBS, NBC, America Trends with Dr. Gina Louden, The Daily Ledger with Graham Ledger, National Review, the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, Arizona Politics & Culture, Live! with Dave! Diamond, Russian Television (RT) The Alyona Show, National Swedish Television, Japan TV and others.

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