Candidates for California Governor - Recall Election    Larry Elder



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University of Michigan Law School - Doctorate of Jurisprudence - 1977

Brown University - Bachelor of Arts in political science - 1974

Crenshaw High School - Graduated with honors in 1970 - 7th in his class

Fairfax High - Supplemental Advanced courses

Washington Preparatory High School - Attended 


After graduation from law school, he worked with Squire, Sanders and Dempsey, a large law firm in Cleveland, Ohio, where he practiced litigation. 

Business Owner

Larry opened "Laurence A. Elder and Associates," a business specializing in recruiting experienced attorneys. 

Radio Personality

Known as a "firebrand" radio talk-show host.

Larry hosted the longest running afternoon drive time radio show in Los Angeles, beginning in March, 1994, "The Larry Elder Show," a top-rated daily program from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. (PT) on KABC 790, and is also available to his fans - the Elderados - via live video or audio podcasts on

Known to his listeners as the "Sage From South Central," Larry sizzled on the airwaves with his thoughtful insight on the day's most provocative issues, to the delight, consternation, and entertainment of his listeners. 

The "Sage" engaged political and cultural leaders in meaningful debates over race, government, personal responsibility and education that elevated the talk radio genre. 

A blend off fiscal conservative and social liberal-with attitude-Elder's limited government/personal responsibility views have fueled controversy and made him one of the most in-demand radio personality cable news pundit in the country.


Hosted a topic-oriented television show in Cleveland, first on PBS, then on the local Fox affiliate.

Host of the television show, "Moral Court" distributed by Warner Brothers Television. 

In the fall of 2004, Warner Brothers returned Elder to daily television with "The Larry Elder Show" an hour-long, multi-topic show that brought common sense, sound advice and realistic, workable solutions.

Profiles on "60 Minutes" and "20/20".

Reporter on the PBS "National Desk" series, including "Redefining Racism: Fresh Voices From Black America." 

He has portrayed himself on sitcoms ranging from "The Hughleys" to "Spin City". 

He has also appeared on: 

  • Oprah
  • Rolanda
  • Larry King Live
  • Hard Copy
  • CNN News
  • CNN Talk Back Live
  • 20/20
  • The Tonight Show
  • Today Show
  • This Week with David Brinkley
  • Charles Grodin
  • MacNeil-Lehrer
  • Politically Incorrect
  • Geraldo
  • Extra
  • The Chris Rock Show
  • The Late, Late Show With Tom Snyder
  • Dennis Miller Live


Larry Elder received the 2,548th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday,  April 27, 2015 .

In 1999 he received a Los Angeles Area Emmy for "Best News Special." 

His PBS work earned him a 1998 AEGIS Award of Excellence, a 1998 Telly Award, and a 1999 Emerald City Gold Award of Excellence. 


He established the Larry Elder Charities, a non-profit organization with the purpose of contributing to groups and individuals offering non-government, self-help solutions to problems of poverty, crime, poor parenting, dependency, and education.



Best-selling book, The 10 Things You Can't Say in America.

Showdown: Confronting Bias, lies and the Special Interests That Divide America.

What's Race Got to Do with It? Why it's Time to Stop the Stupidest Argument in America.

Dear Father, Dear Son: Two Lives, Eight Hours (2012).

Stupid Black Men: How to Play the Race Card and Lose.

Tribute to My Father.


 Syndicated newspaper column distributed through Creators Syndicate.


Created, directed and produced his first film, "Michael & Me" a documentary that examines the history and use of guns in America. It was released in August, 2005. 

Produced and wrote  "Uncle Tom" (2020), "Uncle Tom: Part II" (2021). 

In January 2016, Larry Elder answered the question Is America Racist?,  a video created by PragerU that has received over 2 million views on YouTube and Facebook. 

Redefining Racism: Fresh Voices from Black America - "Probes the deep chasm between black and white Americans and the increasing hostility towards whites felt by a vast number of African-Americans".

Title IX And Women In Sports: What's Wrong With This Picture? Whidbey Island Films

For Goodness Sake II (1996). - Elder hosts the "Diversity Through Character" segment.


Alexandra Datig