Dr. Joy Browne
How many radio psychologists have been engineers on the space program, worked on archeology digs in the south of France and enjoy hot air ballooning? Only one: Dr. Joy Browne. Dr. Joy’s nationally syndicated daily radio show can be heard on the WOR Radio Network weekdays from 12-3pm Eastern time, and is the longest running program of its kind. A licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Joy is beloved by her listeners for providing advice that is compassionate, practical and substantive. With a quick wit and an ability to cut to the heart of the issue, Dr. Joy guides her millions of loyal fans through the trials and travails of their daily lives, always asking them, “What’s the question?” She dishes out advice on everything from marriage and workplace issues to Broadway’s hits and misses, and weekend movies worth seeing. Dr. Joy has won numerous awards for her work including the American Psychological Associations President’s Award and the Talkers Magazine award for Best Female Talk Show Host (two years in a row). She was also listed as #10 on the list of the 25 Greatest Radio Talk Show Hosts of All Time, and has been named one of the 100 Most Influential Talk Show Hosts nine times. Dr. Joy has also been nominated for News/Talk National Personality of the Year as well as Syndicated Talk Show of the Year by Radio & Records Magazine, and can frequently be seen on television as a guest on shows such as CBS’s The Early Show, Oprah Winfrey and Larry King Live. Dr. Joy is also an accomplished author. Her books include: It’s A Jungle Out There Jane, Dating for Dummies, The Nine Fantasies That Will Ruin Your Life, Dating Disasters and, Getting Unstuck. In addition to her professional pursuits, Dr. Joy is an active volunteer. She was on the board of directors of the Herbert G. Birch Summer Project, helping to run a camp for children and families living with HIV and AIDS, and also worked extensively with the Salvation Army to provide counseling after the World Trade Center disaster. She is on the Advisory Council of the Mayor’s Commission Against Domestic Violence, and is President of the Dr. Joy to the World Foundation, which is currently involved in researching male sexual abuse. Before finding her way to the airwaves, Dr. Joy was a teacher, private practice therapist and social service director for the Boston Redevelopment Authority, in addition to her work on the space program and her time as an archeologist. She holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. from Northeastern University as well as a B.A. from Rice University, and also did Post Doctoral work at Tufts Medical School. Joy is the mother of one daughter, and keeps herself inspired by dancing and practicing yoga and pilates (when she is not hot air ballooning, that is). Although she has lived in many American cities, Dr. Joy currently resides in New York. After ten years in the Big Apple, she is truly proud to be a New Yorker.