Laura Schlessinger Bio, Age, Family, Husband, Net Worth, Books

Laura Schlessinger Biography

Laura Schlessinger is an American radio and television personality and an author. Currently, she serves as the host of the show The Dr. Laura Program which airs on weekdays on Sirius XM Radio.

How old is Laura Schlessinger? – Age

Schlessinger is 77 years old as of 2024. She was born on January 16, 1947, in Brooklyn, New York, United States, where she also grew up.

How tall is Laura Schlessinger? – Height

She stands at a height of 5 feet 3 inches (1.60 m) tall.

Laura Schlessinger’s Mother, Father, Siblings – Family

Laura was born to her parents Monroe Schlessinger and Yolanda Ceccovini Schlessinger in Brooklyn, New York, United States. Her father Monroe is a civil engineer while her mother is an Italian Catholic war bride. She grew up alongside her younger sister, Cindy who is 11 years younger than her.

Laura Schlessinger’s Education

Schlessinger enrolled Westbury High School and Jericho High School, where she was a science star. She later attended Stony Brook University where she received a Bachelor’s Degree. Afterward, she relocated to Columbia University in 1974 where she earned a master’s and PhD in physiology.

In addition, she worked in the biology department at the University of Southern California, where she got training and certification in marital and family counselling. She also obtained a California therapist licence after starting to provide advise to listeners on the radio.

Is Laura Schlessinger Married?Husband

Laura is currently single, but has been in several marriages. She was first married to Michael Rudolph, a dentist, and later divorced in 1977. She later got married to Lewis Bishop and together they had a son. The couple later got separated after living together for four years. It is known that Lewis G. Bishop, passed away on November 2, 2015, following a one and a half-year illness.

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Laura Schlessinger Career

Schlessinger is a vastly recognised radio and TV personality who is presently serving as the host of The Dr. Laura Program. The show airs for three hours on weekdays on Sirius XM Radio. Here, she answers questions from viewers seeking individual advice and often delivers her quick rants on social and political matters.

Additionally, in 1975, she made her radio debut when she was called into Bill Ballance’s hosted programme on KABC. Ballance started highlighting her in a weekly section after being struck by her sharp wit and sense of humour. Afterward, she served as a host on KWIZ in Santa Ana, California, on Sunday nights from 9:00 to midnight.

Moreover, she also served as a fill in for Barbara De Angelis’s relationship-focused talk programme at noon on KFI. Similarly, she secured a contract with Paramount Domestic Television in 1999 to develop a syndicated talk programme called Dr Laura. For the autumn of 2000, CBS-owned and operated stations ran the show in major areas and 96% of the country’s markets overall.

Furthermore, she published a weekly column for Jewish World Review and various other newspapers for a number of years. Between 2002 and 2004, she contributed a monthly piece to World Net Daily, with one entry in 2006. On the other hand, she is a published author, having penned many books, including Ten Stupid Things Women Do to Mess Up Their Lives.

Laura Schlessinger’s Net Worth

Laura has an estimated net worth of $50 Million.


  • Ten Stupid Things Women Do to Mess Up Their Lives
  • Ten Stupid Things Men Do to Mess Up Their Lives
  • The Stupid Things Couples Do to Mess Up their Relationships
  • The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands
  • Bad Childhood Good Life
  • The Proper Care and Feeding of Marriage
  • Stop Whining, Start Linving
  • In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms
  • Good People and Where You Fit In
  • Why Do You Love Me


You can find and follow Schlessinger on Twitter using the account name: @drlauraprogram

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