REACH: 5 million-plus listeners per week via 340
radio stations and both XM and Sirius Satellite Radio. She
appears frequently on television talk shows and has written
FAVORITE TOPIC: Liberal hypocrisy.
MOST CONTROVERSIAL MOMENT: Jeffrey Hart, faculty
adviser to the Dartmouth Review, wrote that Ingraham held “the
most extreme anti-homosexual views imaginable” as an
undergraduate. A decade later she wrote a compassionate
Washington Post article about her gay brother, Curtis.
PET PHRASE(S): “It’s not just a talk show — it’s an
WEB SITE: http://www.lauraingraham.com/
Ingraham, like Ann Coulter, is a smart, sharp-tongued, and
savvy blonde lawyer who rose to media stardom during the 1994
“Republican Revolution.” She literally became conservatism’s
“cover girl,” appearing in a borrowed leopard-skin miniskirt
on a 1995 issue of The New York Times Magazine.
Ingraham earned a degree from Dartmouth College, where she
and author Dinesh D’Souza, to whom she was briefly engaged to
be married, wrote for the conservative Dartmouth Review. She
became a speechwriter in the Reagan administration, earned her
Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Virginia Law
School, and served as U.S. Supreme Court law clerk for Justice
Publisher’s Weekly dismissed Ingraham’s “tone of class
resentment” as a “demagogue’s trick.” It never mentioned the
long, hard climb she has made to today’s pinnacle of success.
Coulter is the daughter of a prosperous lawyer, but Ingraham’s
mother worked as a maid to support her family.
Ingraham speaks from her heart when she says of liberal
elitists: “They think you’re stupid. They think all
freedom-loving Americans are stupid. They think patriotism is
stupid. They think church-going is stupid.”
Ingraham is a brilliant, still-rising star whose insider
knowledge of government, droll humor, and feisty, fervent
conservatism attract more listeners every day to the
syndicated radio show she began in 2001. Her goal? Her Web
site says she “hopes to become the person her dog, Troy,
thinks she is.”
Earlier this year she told listeners that she had undergone
surgery for breast cancer and is now in good