After a 17-year run, Laura Ingraham has decided to take her talents from conservative talk radio to podcasting. The Laura Ingraham Show will debut in January on PodcastOne.
“While hosting a prime time television show and raising three children on my own, continuing a three-hour morning radio show was no longer feasible,” Ingraham said in a statement. “Although I will greatly miss my radio listeners and affiliates, working late nights and early mornings has taken a toll on my family life. Plus, my radio audience is smart, savvy and committed, and I know most will follow my new show in the format that is revolutionizing the audio world–digital podcasting.”
“Due to her huge success on the Fox News channel, daily podcasts are a much better fit for Laura’s hectic schedule and provides her listeners in all markets access at any time to the new Laura Ingraham Show podcast,” added PodcastOne chairman and CEO Norm Pattiz. “She’s at the top of her game and her new original podcasts will fit perfectly on PodcastOne.”
Ingraham launched The Laura Ingraham Show in April 2001, which was heard on 306 stations and on XM Satellite Radio. It was originally syndicated by Westwood One, but moved to Talk Radio Network in 2004.
Ingraham has been a force in conservative media for years. In addition to her longtime success on talk radio, she was a guest commentator on cable news shows, and also hosted her own show on MSNBC called “Watch It!” before joining Fox News in 2007 as a Fox News contributor (and Bill O’Reilly‘s fill-in host). All of this experience led to Ingraham getting her own Fox News program in prime time, The Ingraham Angle, which is presently the No. 1 cable news program in the 10 p.m. hour.
“Without phenomenal producers, a committed sales team, great station managers and program directors—and of course my loyal advertisers—this show wouldn’t have been possible.” Ingraham added, “Now it’s time for a new adventure.”