Laura Ingraham: Career and Controversies

Quick Facts of Laura Ingraham

Net Worth$75 million
Salary$15 million per year
Height6 ft 3 in
Date of Birth19 June, 1963
ProfessionTV Personality

Laura Ingraham (full name: Laura Anne Ingraham) is a conservative tv personality from the United States. In addition, she is the host of The Ingraham Angle on Fox News Channel.

Bio

Laura Ingraham was born in Glastonbury, Connecticut, on June 19, 1963.

Furthermore, she grew up in a low-income family: her mother worked as a waitress, and her father owned a car wash.

Laura Ingraham during a conference.

Her family was patriotic; they flew the American flag all year. She grew up with three brothers, who she described to a magazine as “pretty rough and tumble.”

As a result, she became accustomed to clashing with others. She wasn’t particularly political in school, but she was athletic.

Education

She graduated from ‘Glastonbury High School,’ the only high school in Glastonbury, Connecticut, in 1981.

Furthermore, she earned a bachelor’s degree in 1985 from ‘Dartmouth College,’ a private Ivy League university in Hanover, New Hampshire, USA.

During her final year of university, she was the editor-in-chief of the conservative newspaper ‘The Dartmouth Review,’ a bi-weekly journal.

Likewise, Ingram earned a ‘Juris Doctor,’ or professional doctorate in law, in 1991 from the ‘University of Virginia School of Law.’

Relationships and Children

Ingraham was involved in a relationship with former New Jersey Democratic Senator Robert Torricelli.

Furthermore, she was previously engaged to Indian American author Dinesh D’Souza. However, the relationship ended for unexplained reasons.

In addition, Laura announced her engagement to businessman James V. Reyers in April 2005. However, in May, she declared that the marriage ceremony would be canceled.

The wedding was canceled after complications arising from her breast cancer. She underwent breast cancer surgery on April 26, 2005.

Maria Caroline, Michael Dmitri, and Nikolai Peter are her three adopted children.

Laura Ingraham: Early Life

After graduating from law school, Laura worked as a law clerk for Ralph K. Winter, Jr., a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York.

She worked as a clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas for a short time before becoming an attorney for the New York-based law firm ‘Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.’

During Ronald Reagan’s presidency, she worked as a speechwriter in the Domestic Policy Advisory in the late 1980s. She was also the editor of ‘The Prospect,’ a magazine published by Princeton University.

Laura Ingraham: Career

She appeared on the cover of ‘The New York Times Magazine’ in 1995. Furthermore, she was honored after writing an article about ‘rising young conservatives.’

In 1996, she co-organized the first annual ‘Dark Ages Weekend’ with Jay Lefkowitz, a Jewish politician, and lawyer, in response to the ‘New Year’s Renaissance Weekend,’ an American retreat for leaders.

In the late 1990s, she worked as a CBS network commentator and hosted an MSNBC network program called ‘Watch It!’

She wrote an essay for the ‘Washington Post’ in 1997 about the need for legal protection for homosexuals.

Books

Her book, ‘The Hillary Trap: Seeking Power in All the Wrong Places,’ was released in June 2000. The book examines Hillary Clinton’s policies.

‘Regnery Publishing’ published her second book, ‘Shut Up & Sing: How Elites from Hollywood, Politics, and the UN Are Subverting America,’ on October 25, 2003.

‘The Laura Ingraham Show’ debuted on the ‘Talk Radio Network,’ a 24-hour radio network, in 2004.

‘Power to the People,’ her third book, was published on September 11, 2007, by ‘Regnery Publishing.’ She emphasizes how ordinary Americans can make a significant difference in politics and culture in the book.

‘Of Thee, I Zing: America’s Cultural Decline from Muffin Tops to Body Shots’ was published on July 12, 2011.

Laura Ingraham with Donald Trump (source The Guardian)

In 2017, she released the book ‘Billionaire at the Barricades.’ The book described Donald Trump’s election victory in 2016.

The Laura Ingraham Show

She debuted her show, ‘The Laura Ingraham Show,’ in April 2001. The program was broadcast on 306 radio stations, including XM Satellite Radio.

Furthermore, she appears as a guest on ‘The O’Reilly Factor on ‘Fox News Channel.’ She also contributes weekly to a segment called ‘The Ingraham Angle.’

‘Fox News Channel’ gave her a three-week trial run for their upcoming event ‘Just In with Laura Ingraham’ in 2008. After the trial period, the show was canceled and overtaken by another show.

Her book ‘The Obama Diaries,’ published in 2010, is a fictionalized story of Barack Obama’s journal entries.

In 2015, Laura and business tycoon Peter Anthony launched ‘LifeZette,’ a conservative American website.

Additionally, she acknowledged in January 2018 that she had sold the controlling stake in ‘LifeZette’ to ‘The Katz Group.’

Laura Ingraham: Net Worth

Laura Ingraham has a net worth of $75 million.

Furthermore, Laura Ingraham is one of Fox News’ highest-paid anchors. Since 2017, Laura Ingraham has hosted The Ingraham Angle on Fox News Channel, which has only increased her wealth.

Furthermore, she has also increased her wealth from various ventures. Few people know that Laura Ingraham collaborated as a speechwriter in Ronald Reagan’s management in the late 1980s.

Assets

Laura Ingraham has 11 real estate properties, eight cars, and four luxury yachts among her assets. Furthermore, Laura Ingraham’s asset portfolio includes over $20 million in cash reserves.

She also has a $15 million investment portfolio comprised of 16 stocks.

Cars

Laura Ingraham recently paid $950,000 for a Ferrari 812. In addition, she also possesses an $80,000 Jaguar XE. Laura Ingraham owns a few other vehicles, which are listed below.

  • Aston Martin Vantage
  • Lincoln Corsair
  • Range Rover

House

Laura Ingraham lives in his 12,000-square-foot luxury home in New York City’s Financial District. Laura Ingraham purchased his property for an estimated $14 million.

This house has six bedrooms and eight bathrooms.

Age, Height, Weight, and Zodiac

Laura has an average body structure, with a height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.73 m) and a weight of 57 kg that complements her body.

Her exact body measurements are 34-25-35 inches. Her hair is blonde, and her eyes are Hazel. In addition, the television host was born under the sign of Gemini.

Geminis are adaptable, extroverted, and astute, and there is never a dull moment when they are around.

Their flaws include indecisiveness, impulsivity, unreliability, and nosiness, so don’t reveal your deepest fears to a Gemini.

Laura Ingraham: Controversies

Stoneman Douglas Shooting

In March 2018, 27 sponsors boycotted Ingraham’s show after she mocked David Hogg.

David Hogg is a 17-year-old Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivor for allegedly made a complaint about being turned down by four colleges.

Hogg responded by posting a list of Ingraham’s advertisers and calling for a boycott, alleging her cyberbullying.

Following the departure of several advertisers from the show, Ingraham apologized, which Hogg dismissed as insincere.

COVID-19

During the coronavirus pandemic, Ingraham repetitively advocated for the untested drug hydroxychloroquine as a coronavirus disease treatment in 2019.

She referred to it as a miracle drug, and guests on her tour promoted it.

Laura Ingraham isn’t afraid to speak (source CNBC)

Furthermore, Laura made fun of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert R. Redfield after he issued a warning about the drug.

Following the publication of a study that tested the drug on 368 Veterans Affairs patients, it was linked with an increased incidence of death.

Homosexuality

During her senior year at Dartmouth College, while serving as editor-in-chief of the independent campus newspaper, The Dartmouth Review.

Ingraham published a number of divisive articles.

Furthermore, Ingraham sent an investigative detective to a campus Gay Students Association meeting in 1984 and later faced backlash despite an oath of secrecy being read to participants.

In addition, she posted a complete text of the meeting, which included the names of the attendees, characterizing them as “cheerleaders for latent campus sodomites.”

Because media had marketed the conference, Ingraham claimed secrecy did not extend, and she defended the excursion of the gay students as a “freedom of the pressing issue.”

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