Conservative radio and talk show host Laura Ingraham is revered for her contributions to journalism. Like president Donald Trump of whom she is an avid supporter, Ingraham frequently faces a backlash from the opposition liberals. She is best known as the host of the FOX News program The Ingraham Angle, as well as the nationally syndicated show radio The Laura Ingraham Show.
Laura Ingraham of FOX NEWS Biography
Laura Anne Ingraham was born on June 19, 1963, in Glastonbury, Connecticut, USA. Her father James Frederick Ingraham III is a WWII veteran. He hails from English and Irish descent. Her mother Anne Caroline (née Kozak) was born into a family of Polish immigrants. Right into her 70s, Ingraham’s mother worked as a waitress.
Laura has three older brothers including Curtis who is homosexual. PS: She has zero tolerance for homosexuals, however, after watching her gay brother and his partner undergo a tough bout with AIDS, she reportedly changed her views on homosexuality. She still believes that marriage should be between a man and a woman.
Laura attended Glastonbury High School from where she graduated in 1981. She then attended Dartmouth College graduating in 1985 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Ingraham’s passion for journalism and politics developed from high school. In college, she became the first female editor-in-chief of an unofficial conservative college newspaper, The Dartmouth Review.
During her college years, Ingraham wrote a number of controversial articles including one where she outed gay students and another that alleged that Dartmouth music professor Bill Cole was a racist and had engaged in an unprofessional behavior. The latter led to a $2.5 million lawsuit against the college publication but the prof dropped his claims after 2 years of legal proceedings.
In the late 1980s, Ingraham began working in the Ronald Reagan-led government as a speechwriter for the Domestic Policy Advisor. In 1991, she earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law after which she served as the law clerk for Judge Ralph K. Winter, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, in New York. Ingraham then moved ahead by working as a clerk for Clarence Thomas, the United States, Supreme Court Justice. She also worked as an attorney at the New York-based law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.
By the end of the 1990s, Ingraham began making a foray into broadcast media. She began commenting for CBS and landed her own MSNBC show, Watch It!. Her biggest break with the media came in 2001 when she began her eponymous radio talk show.
Fast forward to 2007, Ingraham began working as a contributor for FOX News. In early 2017, Ingraham considered running for the US Senate Seat of Virginia after being approached by a group of conservative officials. However, she changed her mind and began hosting the program, The Ingraham Angle on FOX News Channel.
She is the owner and editor-in-chief of LifeZette media publication under her Ingraham Media Group which she co-founded with businessman Peter Anthony.
She has worn many caps throughout her lifetime and has done well to ensure that they all fit. Her eponymous radio show syndicated by on XM Satellite Radio is the most-listened-to woman in political talk radio. She has written a number of New York Times best-selling books including The Hillary Trap, Shut Up & Sing, and The Obama Diaries.
Laura Ingraham can make as much as $15 million annually from her various endeavors. Her net worth is estimated to fall within the range of $50 million and $70 million.
Her career took a hit March 2018 when teenage Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivor, David Hogg whom she had ridiculed on Twitter called for brands to boycott her FOX Show.
Laura hasn’t been so lucky in her romantic life as she has been with her career. She has never been married before, however, she has dated some famous names including former New Jersey Democratic Senator, Robert Torricelli, political commentator Dinesh D’Souza, and broadcaster Keith Olbermann.
By April 2005, she was engaged to be married to James V. Reyes, a Chicago businessman. However, a month later, she announced that the engagement was off, partly because of the fact that she was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a surgery.
Ingraham has not allowed her spinsterhood rob her of the joys of motherhood. She is the mother of three adopted children including daughter Maria Caroline adopted in May 2008 from Guatemala, and Russian sons Michael Dmitri, and Nikolai Peter adopted in July 2009 and June 2011 respectively as 13-month-olds.