As one of the most popular
talk show hosts in radio history, Dr. Laura Schlessinger offers
no-nonsense advice infused with a strong sense of ethics, accountability, and
personal responsibility; she's been doing it successfully for more than 30
years, reaching millions of listeners weekly. Her internationally syndicated
radio program is now heard exclusively on Sirius/XM Radio's Stars Channel 106,
and is streamed on the Internet and podcast.
She's a best-selling author
of thirteen adult books and four children's books, which range from the
provocative (New York Times chart topper "The Proper Care and Feeding of
Husbands") to the poignant (children's book title "Why Do You Love Me?").
Her support of children and family values is legendary, and she is, indeed, "her
kid's mom." She writes a monthly column for NewsMax, a daily blog (DrLauraBlog.com),
posts videos weekly on The Dr. Laura YouTube Channel (YouTube.com/DrLaura),
and has a Facebook page (Facebook.com/DrLaura)
and Twitter account (@drlauraprogram) where she interacts daily with listeners. Most recently, she opened her own design boutique,
DrLauraDesigns.com, where she displays and sells her jewelry and art
Dr. Laura holds a Ph.D. in
physiology from Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons, and received her post-doctoral certification in Marriage,
Family, and Child Counseling from the University of Southern California. She was in
private practice for 12 years. She's also been on the faculty of the Department
of Biology at the University of Southern California, and the
Graduate Psychology Department at Pepperdine University.
She has received an award
from the Office of the Secretary of Defense for her Exceptional Public Service,
and among her numerous other honors, has been the first and only woman ever to
win the National Association of Broadcasters' prestigious Marconi Award for
In addition, Dr. Laura
holds multiple trophies for sailboat racing, and is a Black Belt in martial
arts. She has personally raised more than $1 million for Operation Family Fund,
which provides financial assistance to families of military personnel severely
injured or killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
She has been married to Dr.
Lewis Bishop for 29 years. Their son, Deryk, served a tour in Afghanistan with
the U.S. Army.