Laura Flanders

Laura FlandersLaura Flanders is the host of “The Laura Flanders Show” currently in development for public television. She was the host and founder of “GRITtv with Laura Flanders,” a nationally syndicated daily program on Free Speech TV and the host of “The Laura Flanders Show” and “RadioNatio”n on Air America Radio. She is a contributor to the Nation and the author of the New York Times best-seller, BUSHWOMEN: Tales of a Cynical Species (Verso, 2004) and Blue GRIT: True Democrats Take Back Politics from the Politicians (Penguin Press, 2007.) She is a regular contributor to MSNBC and she has appeared on shows from “Real Time with Bill Maher” to “The O’Reilly Factor.”

Flanders is the editor of the At the Tea Party… (October 2010, OR books.)

Before joining “Air America” when it launched in March 2004, Laura hosted the award-winning “Your Call,” Monday-Friday, on public radio, KALW, 91.7 fm in San Francisco.

She was founding director of the Women’s Desk at the media watch group, FAIR and for more than ten years she produced and hosted “CounterSpin,” FAIR’s nationally-syndicated radio program.

She is also the author of Real Majority, Media Minority; the Cost of Sidelining Women in Reporting (Common Courage Press, 1997) about which Susan Faludi wrote, “If only there were a hundred of her.” Katha Pollitt called it “Funny, angry, factfilled and brilliant.”

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