Laura Anne Ingraham is a popular American radio talk-show host, political commentator and author. She is particularly known for her popular show ‘Laura Ingraham Show’, the three-hour radio show which covers popular topics with distinct satirical themes. She has appeared as a guest host for The O’Reilly Factor for Fox News and as a contributor for ‘This Week’ aired on ABC News. It is reported that President-Elect Donald Trump has been considering her as official White House press secretary.
Early Life and Education
Laura was born to middle-class parents Anne Caroline and James F. Ingraham, on June 19, 1963. She did have a link with the Irish culture due to her grandparents. She got herself graduated from the Glastonbury High School. This was followed by a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts from Dartmouth College in the year 1985. She completed Juris Doctor from the School of Law from the University of Virginia.
As a graduate student at Dartmouth, she was working for the newspaper ‘The Dartmouth Review’. In the following years, she became the editor-in-chief of the newspaper. She became the first woman who was enrolled the post of an editor of this newspaper. Laura wrote articles which create instant reader engagement and controversies, alike.
In the 1980’s Ingraham worked as a writer for the speeches in the administrative department of Ronald Reagan as a domestic policy advisor. Her journey continued, and she never looked back ever since then. She became the editor of the magazine ‘The Prospect’. She enrolled in a law school, post which she joined work as law clerk for judge Ralph K. Winter Jr. She later went on to work as an attorney for the New York law firm of Meagher and Flom, Arps, Skadden.
Ingraham launched her show named ‘The Laura Ingraham Show’, in the year 2001 which was broadcast on many channels. The show was originally sponsored by Westwood One but was later shifted to the hands of Talk Radio Network in the following years. With the higher ratings, this show became very popular among its audiences in America. In the year 2012, she declined the proposal of renewing her contract for the talk show and insisted on walking out, until her dues cleared.
Laura Ingraham – Boyfriend
Laura Ingraham is unmarried, she was engaged a few times before but the relationships did not culminate into marry. She was engaged to fellow Dartmouth alumnus Dinesh D’Souza, after which she was in a relationship with Keith Olbermann before dating Robert Torricelli, a Democratic Senator. In 2005, it was announced that Ingraham was enaged to James V. Reyes, a businessman but the marriage got cancelled, following her diagnosis of breast cancer. The 6 feet 3 tall lady however maintains that now she is in good health and continues to remain close friend with Reyes.
Laura Ingraham- Children
In 2008, she adopted a young girl from Guatemala called Maria Caroline. In 2009, Ingraham adopted a 13 month boy called Michael Dmitri and then in 2001, she adopted her third child, a 13 month old Nikolai Peter. Both the boys are from Russia
Laura Ingraham – Salary and Net Worth
As a popular radio talk show host and political commentator, she commands a net worth of $45 million. Her annual salary is $15 million. It is believed that she will go for a pay cut and give up her book, radio and TV deals for a $176,000 secured government salary.
The prolific radio talk show host has written many books which include ‘The Hillary Trap- Looking for Power in All the Wrong Places’, ‘Shut up and Sing – How Elites from Hollywood, Politics and the UN are subverting America’, Power to the People’, ‘The Obama Diaries’ and ‘Off Thee I Zing’