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Who is Laura Ingraham?

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Laura Ingraham is an American author, political commentator, television personality and radio show host. She's best known for the latter role, hosting the nationally syndicated talk show, "The Laura Ingraham Show." She also acts as a guest host on Fox New's "The O'Reilly Factor" and a contributor for ABC News' "This Week" as of 2015.

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Laura Ingraham was born on June 19, 1963 to Anne and James Ingraham in Glastonbury, Connecticut. After graduating from Glastonbury High School in 1981, she attended Dartmouth College, earning a Bachelor of Arts in 1985. She edited a bi-weekly student newspaper, "The Dartmouth Review," during her post-secondary education. After graduation, she worked as a speechwriter for the Domestic Policy Adviser under the Reagan administration and later as an editor with "The Prospect."

Ingraham matriculated to the University of Virginia School of Law, graduating with a Juris Doctor in 1991. She began a career in law as a clerk to Judge Winter in the New York Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, and she became a clerk for Supreme Court Justice Thomas. Later, she worked as an attorney for Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, a New York-based law firm.

Her live media career began in the late '90s as a commentator with CBS and then as the host of MSNBC's show "Watch It!" Her eponymous radio talk show launched in April 2001.

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