Laura Ingraham

Laura Anne Ingraham is an American radio talk show host.  She is also a best-selling author and political commentator.  Ingraham is also the host of her own self titled program, “The Laura Ingraham Show”, which airs in the United States on Courtside Entertainment. Ingraham also serves as an official host of a flagship Fox News Channel program called “The O’Reilly Factor”. Laura Ingraham joined ABC News in 2014 as an independent contributor.

Related Biography: Sandra Lee

Laura Ingraham was born on June 19, 1963, to a middle class family in Glastonbury, Connecticut. Her parents were Anne Caroline and James Fredrick Ingraham III who is a World War II veteran and still lives in Connecticut. Her grandparents were immigrants from Poland. Lauren graduated from Glastonbury High School in 1981 and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College in 1985. Six years later, in 1991, she got a Juris Doctor degree at the University Of Virginia School Of Law.

While studying at Dartmouth College, she worked as a staff member for the independent conservative newspaper, The Dartmouth Review. During her senior year, Ingraham was the chief editor and the first female editor for the newspaper. She wrote on a number of controversial issues, many of which sparked public outcry; specifically, in one of her articles, Laura claimed that Bill Cole, Dartmouth’s music professor, exhibited racist and unprofessional behavior. The latter did not take long to sue Ingraham for $2.4 million for defamation. Fortunately for Bill, the college covered the whole amount of his legal costs. The entire incident led to the faculty adviser for The Dartmouth Review, Jeffery Hart, to condemn Laura. He described Ingraham as having "the most extreme anti-homosexual views imaginable", claiming that "she went so far as to avoid a local eatery where she feared the waiters were homosexual."

Laura’s extreme views towards homosexuality softened, however, when she saw how her brother and his companion coped with courage, fidelity and dignity while suffering with AIDS. Laura says that she regrets all the callous rhetoric she had made in the past and that now she supports legal protection for homosexuals. All of her evolved perspective was stated clearly in an essay she wrote for the Washington Post. Despite all of her repositioning concerning her beliefs on homosexuality, Laura still is not fully on board. She still believes that marriage remains something that can only exist between a man and a woman. In the past, Ingraham has compared same sex relationships to incest and suggested that people would rather wear “adult diapers” than share a restroom with a transgender person.

Curtis Ingraham, Laura’s brother, who is gay, has been speaking out against his sister on social media since at least early 2018. In a public Facebook comment posted seven months ago, he attributed her views to their father. “My sister's repeated mean-spirited, flip and insensitive remarks makes me, her brother, question her very humanity. Our father was a Nazi sympathizer, racist, anti-Semite and homophobe,” and openly asks the question “like father, like daughter?” He goes on to say “I think she’s a monster, she’s very smart, she’s well-spoken, but her emotional heart is just kind of dead.” Curtis Ingraham said he felt compelled to start speaking out against his sister because of the current political environment and her support for President Donald Trump. Laura Ingraham had cut off communication with her brother for many years when she learned that he was gay.  In a statement emailed to NBC News, Laura Ingraham said she was “shocked and saddened to learn of these false and hurtful online postings.” Despite their years long estrangement, she said, she does “miss him very much.”

Also Read: Chad Hugo

Quick Facts
Date of Birth: 19-06-1963
Nationality: American
Profession: Radio host
Employer: ABC News
Husband: Not Yet
Marital Status: Not Yet
Boyfriend: Not Yet
Ethnicity: White
Children: Three Children(adopted)
Height: 6 feet 3 inches
Net Worth: $45 Million Dollars
Birth Sign: Gemini
Birth Place: Glastonbury, CT
Alma Mater: University Of Virginia
T.V. Show(s): Just In
Salary: Annual salary $15,000,000
Help us Edit this article and get a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift card.
Last Modified : Oct 1 2018