About Dr. Laura

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 has been heard exclusively on Sirius/XM Radio’s Stars Channel 109 since 2011 and is also available via streaming, download and podcast.

She’s the author of thirteen New York Times best-sellers and four children’s books, which range from the provocative (“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’s on Facebook (facebook.com/drlaura), Instagram (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 at DrLauraDesigns.com where she designs and creates silver jewelry and glass art.  Proceeds from the sales in her boutique currently benefit the charitable Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation. She also writes a monthly column for NewsMax.

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 is one of the few civilians granted an award from the Office of the Secretary of Defense for her Exceptional Public Service. In 2018, she was named to the National Radio Hall of Fame. She has received the Genii Award from the American Women in Radio and Television, the Chairman’s Award from the National Religious Broadcasters, was named Woman of the Year from the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute and was the first woman to win the National Association of Broadcasters’ prestigious Marconi Award for Network/Syndicated Personality.

As skipper, Dr. Laura has won dozens of trophies in sailboat races and regattas and is the first woman skipper to sail in the Transpacific Yacht Race (“Transpac”) from California to Hawaii.  She is also a black belt in martial arts.


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