Laurence Allen Elder is an American talk radio host, author and commentator. He hosts the nationally syndicated “Larry Elder Show”, which airs in more than 200 markets and is heard by more than 4 million listeners each week on more than 150 stations nationwide.
Elder was born in St. Louis, Missouri on September 20, 1945 as son of a Baptist minister. After graduating from high school in 1963 he became a pastor at the First Baptist Church of St. Louis and also worked as an usher at the St. Louis Arena where he met his wife Doreen who worked as a secretary at both the arena and the church.
As a pastor Elder was asked to serve as religious director for then-Missouri Governor John Ashcroft during his administration from 1983 to 1987 but left when he was offered a job at KMOX radio in St. Louis where he hosted morning drive time with Larry King until 1992 when he began hosting his own show on KMOX after King announced that he would no longer be doing morning drive time.
Elder began his radio career in St. Louis at KMOX, where he co-hosted a morning program with Larry King. In 1992 Elder was hired by the influential Los Angeles talk show host Joe Pyne to host his weekday afternoon drive time program on KABC-AM (790) in Los Angeles.
Elder stayed on the air for four years before moving to WSB (680) Atlanta in 1996 where he remained for two years before moving to WLS (890) Chicago in 1998 where he remained until 2005 when he moved to WABC-AM (770) New York City, where he remains today.
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Laurence Allen Elder was an early supporter of Donald Trump for president and campaigned on Trump’s behalf in California in June 2016. He is a member of the National Rifle Association, National Federation of Independent Business and the Fraternal Order of Police. In December 2016 he was named to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Laurence Elder was a guest speaker at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, where he spoke as part of a panel discussion on media bias entitled “What’s Wrong with the Media?” He has also spoken at numerous other Republican conventions including those in 2004, 2008, 2012, 2014 and 2016.
He is a regular guest on Fox News Channel (FNC) programs including “The O’Reilly Factor” and “Hannity”. Elder is also frequently heard as a commentator on CNN’s “Lou Dobbs Tonight” and on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal”.
Elder is a regular guest on CNN’s “Lou Dobbs Tonight” and on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal”. He was the featured speaker at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. In 2008, Elder was a featured speaker at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado.
In 2011, Elder was honored as one of “The 100 Most Influential People in Radio” by Talkers magazine. He was voted “Person of the Year” by Talkers magazine for his work as an anti-bias radio host In 2007. On June 22, 2018, Elder was honored as one of “The 100 Most Influential People in Media” by Radio & Records Magazine.
In 2017, Larry Elder joined the board of directors of the Pro-Life Action League (PLAL), a pro-life organization that fights to end abortion and euthanasia through legislation and public education. He said he had been influenced by PLAL’s work in passing the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. If you can also read more then go CNN news.
In the 1990s, Elder was a Republican candidate for State Assembly, a state legislator and county supervisor in California. He failed to win election as Senator in 1998. In 2004, he ran for Congress as a Republican and lost to incumbent Democrat Maxine Waters. 2006, he ran again for Senator but lost to Democrat Barbara Boxer. In 2008, Elder ran again for Senate and this time won election with over 70% of the vote against his Democratic opponent Loretta Sanchez.
Elder is pro-life and has been awarded two “Pro-Life Hero of the Year” awards by the Pro-Life Action League (PLAL). He also received an “Ambassador of Life Award” from Operation Rescue in 2001.
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He is a regular guest on CNN’s “Lou Dobbs Tonight” and on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal“. He was the featured speaker at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. In 2008, Elder was a featured speaker at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado.
Laurence Allen Elder is a regular guest on CNN’s “Lou Dobbs Tonight” and on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal”. He was the featured speaker at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. In 2008, Elder was a featured speaker at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado.
He was honored as one of “The 100 Most Influential People in Radio” by Talkers magazine. 2007, he was voted “Person of the Year” by Talkers magazine for his work as an anti-bias radio host. On June 22, 2018, Elder was honored as one of “The 100 Most Influential People in Media” by Radio & Records Magazine.
Laurence Allen Elder has been a guest on “The O’Reilly Factor”, “Hannity & Colmes”, and “Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld”. He also appeared on “The View” and was a guest on “Politically Incorrect”. In 2007, Elder was a featured speaker at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Elder has also been cited as an expert by Fox News commentators including Bill O’Reilly, Greta Van Susteren, Neil Cavuto, Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity. Elder was interviewed for the 2008 documentary “” by Cal Thomas. He also hosts a daily national radio segment called “The Larry Elder Show Update” that airs Monday through Friday at 5:30 p.m. ET(4:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.). Then he gives his personal opinion and analysis on these stories, often giving his own unique insight into the issues.
Finally Elder is also known for his syndicated column. The column is published in dozens of newspapers across the country and is distributed by United Media Syndicate. The column has been a mainstay in newspapers since 1998 and runs approximately 150 times a year. His weekly Internet radio show also features him reading from the newspaper columns. If you can also read more then go CNN news.