Wendy Walsh

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Wendy Walsh
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Wendy Walsh
Born (1962-04-30) April 30, 1962 (age 55)
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Residence Los Angeles, California
Education Ryerson University, (BA Journalism, 1987), California Graduate Institute (MA Psychology, 2002), (Ph.D Clinical Psychology, 2006)[1]
Occupation Psychotherapist, lecturer, author, actress, television commentator.
Website Dr. Wendy Walsh

Wendy Lee Walsh (born April 30, 1962)[2] is an author, lecturer, radio host and television commentator.

Walsh's family is from Prince Edward Island,[3] however she grew up in various places throughout Canada as a result of her father's service in the Royal Canadian Navy. Walsh moved to Los Angeles shortly after graduating from Ryerson University in Toronto. She holds dual Canadian and American citizenship.

Career[edit]

Walsh is a lecturer for the Psychology program at California State University, Channel Islands, where she teaches Developmental Psychology and Psychology of Health Counseling.[4]

Television and radio[edit]

Walsh began her television career in the early 1990s in Los Angeles as a news reporter for the city's UPN affiliate. Walsh also served as a west coast correspondent for NBC's Weekend Today show.

In 1995 and 1996, Walsh was a correspondent and occasional anchor on the entertainment television news program Extra, appearing on over 200 episodes. She also co-hosted How'd They Do That? on The Learning Channel (now TLC).[5][6] Walsh has also appeared on several reality television shows and pilots in the 1990s and 2000s on various cable networks.

Since 2015 Walsh has hosted The Dr. Wendy Walsh Show on AM radio station KFI in Los Angeles.[7]

Controversy[edit]

In 2013, Wendy Walsh was a guest on The O'Reilly Factor. She claimed that after she declined an invitation to his hotel suite, he reportedly turned her down as a contributor for his program.[8][9] This contributed to recent allegations of sexual misconduct against Bill O'Reilly.[10]

Books and publications[edit]

Walsh is the author of The 30-Day Love Detox: Cleanse Yourself of Bad Boys, Cheaters, and Men Who Won't Commit -- And Find A Real Relationship which was published in 2013.

She is also the author of two books on relationships published by Three Rivers Press of New York City. Her first book, published in 2001, is The Boyfriend Test: How to Evaluate His Potential Before You Lose Your Heart.[11] This was followed in 2003 by The Girlfriend Test: A Quiz for Women Who Want to Be a Better Date and a Better Mate.[12]

Walsh is a regular contributor to Momlogic.com, where she has written over 200 posts on contemporary parenting issues.[13] Walsh also contributes a regular column to Pregnancy magazine.[14]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1992 Animal Instincts Interviewer
1994 The Mask Herself
1995 Live Shot Television series
1 episode
1995 Heat News Anchorwoman
1996 Cable Guy, TheThe Cable Guy Reporter Outside Courtroom
1996 Fly Away Home TV Anchor
1997 Leave It to Beaver Woman TV Reporter
1997 Baywatch Sarah DeWindt Television series
1 episode
2004 Day After Tomorrow, TheThe Day After Tomorrow Weather Channel Newscaster #1
2007 Crossing Jordan News Reporter Television series
1 episode
2008 Superhero Movie Live Reporter

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Wendy L Walsh - Education
  2. ^ http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G2-3414400293.html
  3. ^ Wendy L. Walsh - IMDb (accessed 12 July 2011)
  4. ^ "Campus Directory". California State University Channel Islands. Retrieved 2017-04-10. 
  5. ^ Wendy L Walsh - Media Credits (accessed 12 July 2011)
  6. ^ HOT PROPERTY Los Angeles Times, March 16, 1997 (accessed 12 July 2011)
  7. ^ "About Dr. Wendy Walsh | Get Articles, Bio & Show Info | KFI AM 640". KFI AM 640. Retrieved 2017-04-02. 
  8. ^ McCrank, John (2017-04-09). "Fox to investigate sexual harassment claim against O'Reilly". Reuters. Retrieved 2017-04-10. 
  9. ^ Steel, Emily; Schmidt, Michael S. (2017-04-01). "Bill O’Reilly Thrives at Fox News, Even as Harassment Settlements Add Up". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-04-02. 
  10. ^ Wemple, Erik; Wemple, Erik (2017-04-02). "Bill O’Reilly: An awful, awful man". The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2017-04-02. 
  11. ^ Walsh, Wendy (2001). The Boyfriend Test: How to Evaluate His Potential Before You Lose Your Heart. New York: Three Rivers Press. ISBN 0-609-80584-3. 
  12. ^ Walsh, Wendy (2003). The Girlfriend Test: A Quiz for Women Who Want to Be a Better Date and a Better Mate. New York: Three Rivers Press. ISBN 0-609-80941-5. 
  13. ^ Dr. Wendy Walsh | momlogic.com (accessed 12 July 2011)
  14. ^ "About Us". Pregnancy Magazine. Retrieved 2017-04-10. Wendy Lee Walsh, Ph.D. Relationship psychology expert for CNN and The Early Show; daily blogger on www.momlogic.com 
  15. ^ Wendy L. Walsh - IMDb (accessed 12 July 2011)

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