Laura Ingraham

Laura Anne Ingraham is known as an American political pundit and radio talk show host. She is most famous for her appearances on Fox News and her program, “The Laura Ingraham Show”.

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

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. In one of her articles, Laura claimed that Bill Cole, Dartmouth’s music professor, exhibited racist and unprofessional behavior. Cole 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 was once engaged to Dinesh D’ Souza, a conservative author and an alumnus of Dartmouth. However, the marriage never took place. Senator Robert Torricelli then became her boyfriend but that relationship did not last long. She was also allegedly engaged to James V. Reyes but the engagement was broken off when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. The two have remained good friends after the breakup. Having many relationships but no steady marriages resulted in no biological kids for Laura. However, she adopted a daughter in Guatemala who she named Maria Caroline. She also adopted a son named Michael Dmitri. In 2011, she adopted another son ending up with three adopted children in total. Both of her adopted sons were brought to her from Russia.

Family Dispute

Laura’s extreme views towards homosexuality softened hen she saw how her brother and his companion coped with courage while suffering from 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 early 2018. In a public Facebook comment, he attributed her views to their father. “My sister's repeated mean-spirited, flip and insensitive remarks make me, her brother, question her very humanity. Our father was a Nazi sympathizer, racist, anti-Semite, and homophobe. Like father, like daughter? 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 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 long estrangement, she said, she does “miss him very much.”


Laura Ingraham worked as a speechwriter for Ronald Reagan as his domestic policy advisor during the 1980s. In 1991, she served as a law clerk for Judge Ralph K. Winter, Jr of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, in New York. She also clerked for the U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Laura did not reach the peak of her career until she made her first appearance on television as a CBS commentator. She later hosted the MSNBC program “Watch It!”. In 2008, Fox News Channel gave Laura a new opportunity when they invited her to be part of a show called “Just In”.

Laura Ingraham's political talk radio. “The Laura Ingraham Show”, is ranked in the radio's Top 10 chart and is heard coast to coast in 225 markets. She often puts forth controversial views including blending the lines between sex and sexual assault. When talking about the victims of sexual assault and harassment, Ingraham said “Many of these women are the same women who have made millions of dollars flaunting their bodies, for anyone who cares to watch For a while, it was almost as if Hollywood was creating a new category. And accepting on behalf of for the deepest neckline is well, I mean, you can wear whatever you want, but then don't be shocked when people, including men, stare. It is going to happen. Look at those. That's plunging all the way to the ground, those necklines, and no wonder why people give them a couple of glances. We're supposed to feel sorry for them, because, what? Their goody bag experience is not going to be as fulsome this year? Are we actually supposed to feel sorry for these folks, who have over-sexualized themselves and the culture for years?”

Ingraham has written a series of books. “Of Thee I Zing” was released on July 12, 2011. The book was a collection of humorous anecdotes meant to point out the decline of American culture, from muffin tops to body shots. Other significant books of hers are “The Hillary Trap: Looking for Power in All the Wrong Places” (published in June 2002), “Shut Up & Sing: How Elites from Hollywood, Politics, and the UN Are Subverting America” (published on October 25, 2003), “Power to the People” (published on September 11, 2007) and “The Obama Diaries”, (published on July 13, 2010).

Laura Ingraham has done very well for herself financially, amassing a net worth of forty-five million dollars; most of which was acquired from her work on television.

Personal Interests

Laura is a huge fan of music and always takes the opportunity to tell anyone what songs she holds dearest to her heart. Laura’s favorite songs are "Something" by The Beatles, "Have a Little Faith in Me" by John Hiatt, "Someone to Watch Over Me" by Sarah Vaughan, "Get Happy" by Frank Sinatra, "Not the Only One" by Bonnie Raitt, and "San Diego Serenade" by Tom Waits. Her favorite quote is "It feels good to be the anti-establishment figure until the entire establishment comes raining down on you, and that's what they're going to do to him."

Laura uses her high profile position to advocate for increased domestic and international adoption through her website

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
Birth Date: 19 Jun, 1963
Age: 56 yrs
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Glastonbury
Education: Dartmouth College
University of Virginia School of Law
Gender: Female
Description: American radio and television host
Twitter Id: IngrahamAngle
Net Worth 2021: 40 million
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Last Modified: Jun 26 2020
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