Laura Ingraham is an American conservative television host. Ingraham formerly hosted the nationally syndicated radio show The Laura Ingraham Show for nearly two decades, is the editor-in-chief of LifeZette, and beginning in October 2017, has been the host of The Ingraham Angle on Fox News Channel.
Ingraham worked as a speechwriter in the Reagan administration in the late 1980s. Afterwards she earned a J.D. degree and Ingraham went on to work as a judicial clerk in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York and then for United States Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. She also worked for the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in New York City. Ingraham began her media career in the mid-1990s.
Ingraham grew up in Glastonbury, Connecticut, where she was born to Anne Caroline (née Kozak) and James Frederick Ingraham III. Her maternal grandparents were Polish immigrants, and her father was of Irish and English ancestry She graduated from Glastonbury High School in 1981.
In 1985, Ingraham earned a B.A. from Dartmouth College. Since 1991, Ingraham earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Ingraham speaks at the 2016 Republican National Convention. Since the late 1980s, Ingraham worked as a speechwriter in the Reagan administration for the Domestic Policy Advisor. She also briefly served as editor of The Prospect, the magazine issued by Concerned Alumni of Princeton. After law school, 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 and subsequently clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. She then worked as an attorney at the New York-based law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. In 1995, she appeared on the cover of The New York Times Magazine in connection with a story about young conservatives. Since 1996, she and Jay P. Lefkowitz organized the first Dark Ages Weekend in response to Renaissance Weekend.
Television show host
Ingraham has had three stints as a cable television host. She first became a host on MSNBC in 1996. In the late 1990s, she became a CBS commentator and hosted the MSNBC program Watch It!. Several years later, on her radio program, Ingraham began campaigning for another cable television show. She gained her wish in 2008, when Fox News Channel gave her a three-week trial run for a new show entitled Just In. In October 2017, she became the host of a new Fox News Channel program, The Ingraham Angle.
Ingraham has dated broadcaster Keith Olbermann, former New Jersey Democratic Senator Robert Torricelli, political commentator Dinesh D’Souza, and attorney George T. Conway. In April 2005, she announced that she was engaged to Chicago businessman James V. Reyes and that she had undergone treatment for breast cancer. In May 2005, Ingraham informed her audience that her engagement to Reyes was canceled.
She attended a Baptist church until the age of twelve, later converting to Roman Catholicism. She has studied Spanish and Russian. Moreover, she is a single parent of three children: a girl from Guatemala adopted in 2008; a boy from Russia adopted in 2009; and a boy adopted in 2011.
- Full Name: Laura Anne Ingraham
- Date of Birth: June 19, 1963
- Age 56 years
- Birth Place: Glastonbury, Connecticut, United States
- Nationality: American
- Children: Maria Caroline Ingraham, Michael Dmitri Ingraham, Nikolai Peter Ingraham
- Books: Power to the People, Shut Up & Sing, The Obama Diaries, etc.
- Education: University of Virginia School of Law (since 1991), Dartmouth College (1985), Glastonbury High School
- Political party Republican
- Net Worth: $70 Million
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