Laura Schlessinger

Conservative Radio Personality
Born Jan 16, 1947

Laura Catherine Schlessinger is an American talk radio host, socially conservative commentator and author. Her radio program consists mainly of her responses to callers' requests for personal advice and has occasionally featured her short monologues on social and political topics. Her website says that her show "preaches, teaches, and nags about morals, values and ethics".… Read More

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1947 Birth Born on January 16, 1947.


1972 25 Years Old Schlessinger met and married Michael F. Rudolph, a dentist, in 1972 while she was attending Columbia University. The couple had a Unitarian ceremony. Separating from Rudolph, Schlessinger moved to Encino, California in 1975 when she obtained a job in the science department at the University of Southern California. Their divorce was finalized in 1977.
1974 27 Years Old Schlessinger attended Westbury High School and Jericho High School where she showed an interest in science. She received a bachelor's degree from Stony Brook University. Moving to Columbia University for graduate studies, she earned a master's and Ph.D. in physiology in 1974. … Read More
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Schlessinger's first appearance on radio was in 1975 when she called in to a KABC show hosted by Bill Ballance. … Read More


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By 1979 she was on the air Sunday evenings from 9:00 to midnight on KWIZ in Santa Ana, California. … Read More
1985 38 Years Old Bishop and Schlessinger married in 1985. … Read More


1994 47 Years Old Schlessinger began broadcasting a daily show on KFI which was nationally syndicated in 1994 by Synergy, a company owned by Schlessinger and her husband. … Read More


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In 1999, Schlessinger signed a deal with Paramount Domestic Television to produce a syndicated talk show titled Dr. Laura, which was carried in major markets by CBS's owned and operated stations and in 96% of the nation's markets overall for fall 2000. … Read More
Leading up to the September 11, 2000, premiere of Dr. Laura, Schlessinger created a significant amount of controversy. … Read More
2002 55 Years Old She wrote a monthly column for WorldNetDaily between 2002 and 2004, with one entry in 2006.
2005 58 Years Old …  In 2005 and 2008, she was nominated for induction into the National Radio Hall of Fame, but was not selected. … Read More
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In 2006, Schlessinger joined the Santa Barbara News-Press, writing bi-weekly columns dealing with Santa Barbara news, as well as general news and cultural issues discussed on her radio show.


She suspended the column in mid 2007, resumed writing it later, then discontinued it in December 2008. … Read More
2008 61 Years Old In 2008, Talkers Magazine presented her with an award for outstanding community service by a radio talk show host. … Read More
2010 63 Years Old On August 10, 2010, Nita Hanson, a black woman married to a white man, called Schlessinger's show to ask for advice on how to deal with a husband who did not care when she was the subject of racist comments by acquaintances. … Read More
Her show moved to Sirius XM Radio's Sirius XM Stars on January 3, 2011. … Read More
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