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 40 years, reaching millions of listeners weekly. Her internationally syndicated radio program is now heard exclusively on SiriusXM Triumph Channel 111, 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 blog (DrLauraBlog.com), has a YouTube Channel (YouTube.com/DrLaura), and she's on Facebook (Facebook.com/DrLaura), Instagram (www.instagram.com/drlauraprogram/), Twitter (@drlauraprogram), and Pinterest (pinterest.com/drlaura) where she interacts daily with listeners. She has raised millions of dollars for veterans and their families with the proceeds from sales in her online boutique, DrLauraDesigns.com, and is currently working with the charitable Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation.
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.
Among her numerous honor and awards, Dr. Laura has been inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame, has received an award from the Office of the Secretary of Defense for her Exceptional Public Service, and is the first woman ever to win the National Association of Broadcasters' prestigious Marconi Award for Network/Syndicated Personality.
In addition, Dr. Laura holds multiple trophies for sailboat racing and is a Black Belt in martial arts.