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About Lisa

ABOUT LISA

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Lisa Wexler is a versatile and talented woman. 
 A talk radio host, attorney, advocate, author and public speaker, she is a master at communicating information in an entertaining way.

 

Lisa is the Gracie-Award winning creator of The Lisa Wexler Show, the most popular talk radio show in Westchester County, NY and Fairfield County, CT. You can hear the show Monday- Fridays, from 4- 6 PM at AM 1230 WFAS as well as via internet streaming on lisawexler.com. In addition, Lisa has recently hosted on WABC and WOR radio stations. In 2011, The CT Press Association gave The Lisa Wexler Show top prize as Best Radio Show in Connecticut. In 2012, Lisa won the "Best of Westchester" Award for Best Radio Personality.

Lisa appears regularly on television as well. She is on CTFOX61 every Monday in a feature entitled “WEXing Poetic” in which Lisa discusses an underreported news topic.  Lisa has also appeared on The Today Show, Morning Joe, The Early Show, Sean Hannity, Huckabee, and many other regional and local television shows.

Lisa is also the co-author of "Secrets of a Jewish Mother," (Penguin/Dutton) with her sister, "Real Housewife of NYC" Jill Zarin, and her mother, advice columnist Gloria Kamen.  “Secrets” has just been published in paperback and is being translated into Chinese, Russian and Japanese.  “Secrets” is the recipient of a 2010 Connecticut Press Award.  Lisa is a regular blogger for The Huffington Post.

In addition to winning the title "Best of Westchester Radio Personality" for 2012, Lisa won Gold Coast Best Radio Personality" for 2011, 2010 and 2009 by Moffly Media, Lisa was also named one of  "Connecticut's 2010 Movers and Shakers" by the Connecticut Jewish Ledger. Lisa is an attorney admitted to the Bars in Connecticut and New York and graduated from The Johns Hopkins University and The New York University School of Law.   At NYU, Lisa won the American Jurisprudence Award for excellence in constitutional law. Lisa is also a co-founder of “Women In Power” an association devoted to presenting informative events for professional women.

Lisa has always been active in her community, serving as an appointed member of the Westport Planning and Zoning Commission and having been elected to the Westport Zoning Board of Appeals.  She has served on the Boards of various non-profit organizations, including two Jewish Community Centers.  Currently, Lisa is a Board member of The Jeffrey Modell Foundation and an advisory Board member of Jane Doe No More, devoted to erasing the stigma of sexual abuse.

 

Lisa has been married to the same wonderful guy, Bill Wexler, for 31 years, which is rather astounding. They have two great kids, Jon and Joanna. The family is very grateful that Sugar, their adorable bichon, has agreed to live with them.

Speaker Testimonials

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"On behalf of all the members of the Lower CT Valley Branch of the AAUW (The American Association of University Women), please accept our sincere thanks for agreeing to speak at our recent Book Author Luncheon. It was such an honor to have you attend. We really enjoyed hearing about your experiences as a radio talk show host and learning about your book Secrets of a Jewish Mother. We are also very supportive of your views on the cost of higher education in this country. I think you have just established a new fan base in southeastern Connecticut! The luncheon was a wonderful success for our branch. Once again, our sincere appreciation for taking the time to support our fundraiser and for helping us continue with AAUW's mission to promote education and equity for women and girls.
-Dot Beaulieu
President, AAUW, Lower Valley CT Branch
April, 2013

 

 

Here is a summary of speaker topics, followed by a bio, and recent testimonials for events I've spoken at and hosted. 

1.    Second Thoughts/ Second Chances:  Creating your dream career in the middle of your life. (In my case, becoming a talk radio host after working full-time as an attorney for 25 years)

2.    On Secrets of a Jewish Mother; any and all portions of the book. Parenting, career, money, relationships, education.

3.    Having it All but Not at the Same Time: the Juggle (Family, Career, Community)

4.    Looking for the Middle of the Road- in Politics- What does that mean? The rise of the unaffiliated voter.

5.    Perceptions of a Jewish woman in today's America.

6.      How to Use the Media to Expand Your Brand.


About Lisa Wexler

Lisa Wexler is a versatile and talented woman, counting among her accomplishments creating an award-winning talk radio show, The Lisa Wexler Show, co-writing the book “Secrets of a Jewish Mother”, with her mother and sister, co-founding the group “Women in Power” in Connecticut, practicing law in Connecticut and New York for over 25 years, and having been appointed and elected to positions on the Westport Planning and Zoning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals.Lisa has two children, a dog she adores, and is  still married to the same wonderful guy, Bill, after 28 years.

The Show


Lisa Wexler is the creator, host and executive producer of The Lisa Wexler Show, an award-winning radio show.  Lisa won the prestigious 2010 "Gracie" Award as Best News/Talk Show for her interview with Gloria Steinem and was awarded the title “Gold Coast Best Radio Personality” for 2009 and 2010 based on a reader survey from Moffly media publications.  In less than three years, the show grew from a 60 minute Saturday morning show to a daily drive-time show airing every weekday from 4:00- 6:00 PM EST on Coxradio’s AM 1400 WSTC/1350 WNLK. The audience is primarily located in Fairfield and Westchester Counties in the metro NY area, but also has a wide following on-line.  Lisa is the only woman on the stations during prime-time.  Lisa also created a weekly two-hour version of the show on Yale radio WYBC, during which time she was the only non-student on the college station. Lisa owns all the content of her show via her company, Groucho Productions, LLC.

The Lisa Wexler Show is the realization of Lisa’s dream to host a radio show that would be live, informative and entertaining.  Lisa’s passion is to host authentic conversations among guests and the audience while showing respect for a variety of opinions on the same subject.  She particularly loves politics, all things green, children’s issues, the advancement of women’s rights, and the theater.  She also loves to laugh.

Education/ Community Service

Lisa Wexler graduated with Honors from The Johns Hopkins University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1981. She received her Juris Doctorate from The New York University School of Law in 1984. While at NYU School of Law, Lisa won the American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in Constitutional Law.  Admitted to the New York Bar in 1985, she has been practicing law in Connecticut as well since 1989. Seeking a return to radio, Lisa completed the curriculum of the Connecticut School of Broadcasting in January of 2006.

Lisa has served on the Board of Directors of the Jewish Community Center of Eastern Fairfield County, the Jewish Community Center of Norwalk, Westport, Wilton and Westport and the Board of Trustees of Congregation Rodeph Sholom in Bridgeport.  She currently serves on the Board of the Jeffrey Modell Foundation for Primary Immunodeficiency Research and the Advisory Board of Jane Doe No More.  In addition to serving on the aforementioned Boards of various charities, Lisa was honored in June of 2009 with the Community Partner Award by the Connecticut Association of Foster and Adoptive Parents.

Attorney/Writer/Pundit/TV Host/Journalist

Lisa Wexler worked as an associate for the law firm of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy.  She has owned her own law firm for many years, specializing in the areas of trusts and estates, and real estate. In addition to “The Lisa Wexler Show”, Lisa also co-hosted a local cable television program called “Connecticut Conversations”, which discussed public policy issues.  Lisa also co-founded Women In Power CT, a group which hosts free events several times a year to empower and educate women.

In Spring of 2010, Penguin/ Dutton published Lisa’s first book, Secrets of A Jewish Mother, a collaborative effort with her mother, Gloria Kamen, and her sister, Jill Zarin.  Media appearances included The Today Show, CBS The Early Show, MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Huckabee, Good Morning LA, Good Morning NY, ABC’s CT Style, Fox and Friends, and many others. Lisa also appears regularly on Fox News’ Strategy Room on their Cops and Cases Show, and has appeared on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York City.  Lisa has written for various blogs and journals, including Larry King’s blog and wowowow.com. Lisa was a selected journalist in October of 2010 to ask questions during the televised debates for Connecticut's new governor and the fourth Congressional district.

Moderator/Emcee/ Keynote Speaker


Recent events in which Lisa was either the keynote speaker, moderator or auctioneer, include the following:

1. Small Business Conference for Women, Trumbull, CT
2. Henry C. Lee Inaugural Dinner for Jane Doe No More
3. Fundraising Auction for the Winston Prep School for Children with Learning Disabilities
4. Living a Healthy Financial Life Seminar, sponsored by Mutual Security Credit Union and Hearst Publications
5. “Under Our Skin” documentary/ Q & A on Lyme Disease, Ridgefield
6. Entrepreneurial Women's Network: Using the Media to Expand Your Brand
7. Women In Power Events: The Book is Your Hook, Living On Purpose, Brand Me, and more
8. Amer Assoc of University Women, Annual Luncheon
9. Southwest Ct Women's Business Assocation


Events, including speeches and question and answer sessions, include appearances at bookstores in New York City, New Jersey, Connecticut and Boston, as well as special events, including “Simon Fashion Now” at the Westchester Mall, “Go Red for Heart” at the Darien BMW Dealership, “First Thursdays” at the Westport Country Playhouse, and many events for the UJA- Federation all over the country.  

MORE SPEAKER TESTIMONIALS 

“The Jewish Federation of Monmouth County were thrilled to have Jill Zarin and Lisa Wexler as our keynote speakers at the Main Event hosted by Women’s Philanthropy on May 3, 2012. Our capacity crowd of more than four hundred and twenty women loved the address which touched on the importance of community and the power of women. Our attendees loved their candor and willingness to take photographs with each guest. Both Jill and Lisa took the time before and after the event to sign copies of their book which was a very nice touch. On a night where we honored nineteen very special women, it was wonderful to have two professional and accomplished women as our keynote speakers who really understood our message and  bonded with our audience. A wonderful part of our very successful event.”

 

Ian White

Director of Marketing and Communications Jewish Federation of Monmouth County


 "It was indeed a pleasure to have Lisa as a speaker at our ladies promotional event. Her talk was enthusiastic, entertaining and informative.  She engaged the audience and added a significant additional dimension to our program.  We received many compliments on her presentation."

-Dr. David Goodkind, co-owner, FUZION Medical Aesthetic

 

June, 2010
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“Our sold-out event more than exceeded our expectations! Jill Zarin, Lisa Wexler, and Gloria Kamen put together an unforgettable event which had intergenerational appeal. They kept the program moving with their high energy and enthusiasm! Very gracious with the audience in answering questions both on stage and throughout the very long book signing! This dynamic trio delivered sage advice for dating teens, about marriage, parenting, and friendship! It was so entertaining and engaging.”


-Robin Kall, Host of Reading with Robin, Rhode Island Jewish Federation Event for Secrets of a Jewish Mother

June, 2010
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"We had the pleasure of having Lisa Wexler MC our inaugural Dr. Henry Lee Award and Recognition Dinner. Lisa has a unique ability to quickly capture an audience and put them at ease, even while tackling a subject as difficult as sexual assault. Her incredible wit, sense of humor and endearing nature make her the perfect speaker for any occasion."

-Donna Palomba
Founder, Jane Doe No More, Inc.

March, 2010
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"On behalf of the Ridgefield Playhouse Film Society, I wish to thank you for hosting the"Documentary Film Series" screening of "Under Our Skin", on May 29th. You brought a unique professionalism to the evening's Q&A panel discussion on Lyme's Disease, that combined both your investigative reporting skills with a sensitive compassion for the victims of this chronic disease depicted in the documentary."

-Joseph Consentino
Artistic Director
Ridgefield Playhouse Film Society
May 29, 2010
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"Winston Preparatory School, a private school in Norwalk, CT for middle and high school students with various learning disabilities, was honored to have Lisa Wexler as its MC and auctioneer at the school's recent fundraising benefit. Lisa, a familiar voice among many of the families and guests present, presented the live auction items in a fun and enthusiastic format resulting in an exciting and successful event. Lisa's vibrant personality, ability to connect and relate to our families, along with her wonderful sense of humor, further supported the event's accomplishments and celebration. We hope Lisa can join us in future WPS occasions and are most appreciative of her support and participation."

-Beth Sugarman, Executive Director, the Winston Prep School
May, 2010

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"What a pleasure it was to work with a real pro like Lisa Wexler, who served as celebrity emcee for the eleventh annual Celebrate Life! fashion show to benefit the Breast Cancer Survival Center. The audience loved her, and she kept the pace of the show moving right along. It was our best fashion show ever, and we're all so grateful that Lisa was a part of it."

-Susan Santangelo, Founder, Breast Cancer Survival Center
October 2, 2010

Dear Lisa----Thank you so much for your talk at Westport Library on September 22nd, that brought laughter, tears, and recognition of the way we all manage our children, our spouses, and ourselves.  Watching hands go up and heads nod when you asked whether anyone has ever asked us to talk louder, just cracked everyone up!  That said, your talk also made us focus on what is important to raise a healthy family and to stay healthy ourselves.  Your upbringing sounds like one that every one of us would boast about if we could. I wish you much success with your book, and thank you again for speaking at the Library.

-Joan Hume, Westport Library, Westport, CT ; September, 2010

 

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December 2010

Dear Lisa:

Our annual Lion of Judah Event had more young audience members than ever before! Many women were intrigued by Jill of Real Housewives fame and were thoroughly entertained by Lisa and Gloria's natural wit and wisdom. Whether the topic was philanthropy, family values or parenting, their good advice resonated with the audience. All three were beyond gracious and friendly with the attendees, both before and after the event. They were right at home amongst our 100+ women.  It was a magical evening with the terrific triumvirate!
Laurie Luskin, 2011 Women's Campaign Chair,

The Associated Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore

 

Book Tour Events

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For more information on the Secrets of a Jewish Mother Book Tour please go to:

http://secretsofajewishmother.com/

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Secrets of a Jewish Mother Marketing

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As seen in the Penguin (Dutton) catalogue for Spring, 2010: Secrets of A Jewish Mother

On The Real Housewives of New York City, Jill Zarin drops nuggets of wisdom everywhere—she can’t help herself. On her daily radio show on Coxradio, Lisa Wexler provides listeners insight on a wide variety of topics and has earned a legion of fans. And from their mother, Gloria Kamen, there’s even more to learn. Gloria’s appearances on the Bravo show proved so popular, the New York Daily News offered her a column. In Secrets of a Jewish Mother, this mother/daughter trio reveals their secrets to life, love, and happiness.

· The Kamen women on dating: “A good man is hard to find, but so is a good woman. Don’t settle for less than you deserve.”

· On marriage: “Who said your husband has to know everything?”

· On parenting: “Fair is not always equal; equal is not always fair.”

· On family: “Bar mitzvahs and weddings: the grudge starts here.”

· On money: “Don’t wait till you’re dead to give it away.”

· On the clichés that matter: “Bring a gift.”

Everyone could use a bissel of Jewish mother wisdom. Here, there wise women dispense it with joy, smarts, and humor.

Praise for Secrets of a Jewish Mother:

“You don’t have to be Jewish to need a good Jewish mother. Gloria has sooooooo much good advice…a strong Jewish mom….Chicken soup has got nothing on this lady.”—Molly Shannon

“Gloria epitomizes the Jewish Mother! She has a heart of gold and earrings to match!”—Fran Drescher

“You don’t have to be Jewish to read this book, but after reading this book everyone will want to be Jewish. The best practical advice a girl could need from three extraordinary Jewish mothers…. Jill, Lisa, and Gloria’s advice will save you from a lifetime of aggravation.”—Pattie Stanger, Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker

LISA WEXLER is a lawyer and radio talk show host who lives in Westport, Connecticut. JILL ZARIN is one of The Real Housewives of New York City, which attracts 1.7 million viewers each week. Season three premiers in spring 2010.GLORIA KAMEN, their mother, was the surprise hit of Real Housewives season two. She now writes the “Ask Gloria” advice column for The New York Daily News and on BravoTV.com. Gloria lives in Boca Raton, Florida.

Marketing

  • Co-promotion with Bravo’s 3rd season of The Real Housewives of New York City
  • National television appearances
  • 20-City Radio Satellite Tour
  • Newspaper and magazine features and reviews
  • Events in New York, Florida, and Los Angeles
  • www.jillzarin.com; www.lisawexler.com

APRIL 2010

Advice/Relationships/Parenting

978-0-525-95179-7

$25.95 ($32.50 CAN)

256 pages

 

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