Lisa Wexler

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Lisa Wexler is a Connecticut Probate Judge, an attorney, an award-winning talk radio host and the creator and executive producer of The Lisa Wexler Show, which airs weekdays 4-6 PM on Forte Family Broadcasting's WGCH, the Greenwich, CT radio station. In November 2013, Lisa Wexler was elected as Probate Judge for the Westport/Weston Judicial District in Connecticut. She ran as a Republican and won in Westport by a 58 percent to 42 percent margin. In Weston, Wexler won by 55 to 45 percent. In November 2014, Lisa Wexler was re-elected as Probate Judge for a four-year term. [ Running unopposed, Lisa Wexler was the highest vote-getter in Westport.

Early life and education[edit]

Lisa was born and raised in Woodmere, New York. She graduated Lawrence High School, a public school located in Lawrence, New York. Lisa 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, where she won the American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in Constitutional Law. She entered the New York Bar in 1985 and the Connecticut Bar in 1991.[1]

Legal career[edit]

During law school, Lisa worked for the Real Estate Finance Division of the New York State Attorney General. Immediately after law school, Lisa joined the law firm of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy as an associate. In 1987, Lisa established her own law firm, originally based in Irvington, New York and later in Westport, CT. Primary areas of practice included contracts, commercial and residential real estate, and trusts, estates and probate matters. In 2013, in a special election, Lisa won a contested election for Probate Judge for District 50, Westport/Weston for a one-year term. She ran unopposed in 2014 and is currently serving a four-year term.

Lisa Wexler is currently serving, by legislative appointment, on the Connecticut Juvenile Justice Policy Oversight Committee ("JJPOC") Commission for Juvenile Justice, a committee authorized by statute to report to the legislature on recommendations to reform the Connecticut juvenile justice system. She is serving her third year on the committee.

Lisa Wexler also served on the Westport Planning and Zoning Commission from 1997-1999 and was elected to the Westport Zoning Board of Appeals, serving from 1999-2003.

Broadcasting career[edit]

Seeking a career in radio, Lisa completed the curriculum of the Connecticut School of Broadcasting in January 2006. She began her own show on September 30, 2006, airing on Cox Radio's 1400 WSTC/1350 WNLK in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Governor Jodi Rell was the first guest. The show grew from a 60-minute format on Saturday mornings to airing five days a week during the primetime slot of 4-6 PM. The show is a news-talk format that discusses local, national, and international news, entertainment, and culture.[2] The show was also broadcast on WYBC- Yale Broadcasting, in 2008, and on WFAS-AM, a Cumulus station, from December, 2011- June, 2015. It is now broadcasting daily from 4-6 PM EST on AM 1490 WGCH in Greenwich, a Forte Family broadcaster.

Westchester Magazine named Lisa Wexler "Best Radio Host" in 2012 as a result of a reader survey. Moffly Media, publisher of several magazines in Connecticut, named Lisa Wexler the "Gold Coast Best Radio Personality" in 2009, 2010, and 2011 as a result of their annual reader survey.[3] In 2010, Lisa won the "Gracie Award" in the Outstanding Talk Show/News category from the American Women in Radio and Television for her interview with Gloria Steinem.[4] In 2011, the CT Press Club named The Lisa Wexler Show the best radio show in the state and the Jewish Ledger named her one of the state's top Movers and Shakers.[5][6] Lisa appears on television often, and appeared on a weekly segment called "Wexing poetic" on CT-FOX 61.[7]

Writing career[edit]

Along with her mother Gloria Kamen and sister Jill Zarin, Lisa co-authored Secrets of a Jewish Mother, a Jewish secular culture book published in April 2010 (Penguin/Dutton). The award-winning book was also published in Japanese, Russian and Chinese, as well as in a paperback edition.[8] Jill Zarin is one of the original "Housewives of New York City" airing on Bravo TV. Lisa has published op-ed pieces in Hearst Newspapers and The Hartford Courant.

Personal Life and Community Service[edit]

Lisa has been a resident of Westport, Connecticut since 1989. She served on the Board of Directors of the Jewish Community Centers in Norwalk, Westport, Wilton, Weston, and Bridgeport for a number of years. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Jeffrey Modell Foundation for Primary Immunodeficiency Research and serves on the Advisory Board of Jane Doe No More, a non-profit devoted to erasing the stigma of sexual assault. Lisa is also a founding member of the Connecticut chapter of Women in Power, which hosts several events each year devoted to educating and empowering women in their personal and professional lives.[9][10] Lisa is a lifetime member of Hadassah and an active member of the Weston Kiwanis.

Lisa is married to William A. (Bill) Wexler and has two children, Jonathan Wexler and Joanna Wexler. Her dog, Sugar, is a [ licensed pet therapist and accompanies Lisa everywhere.


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