Radio Talk Show Host, SALEM ~ Engaging Public Speaker ~ Writer ~ National Security Analyst ~ Mideast Policy Hawk ~ 30-year Veteran of Non Profit Institutional Development
Lisa E. Benson is a 30-year career veteran in the not-for-profit sector having focused her expertise in the Pro-Israel movement working on behalf of universities, higher education, Israel national security, as well as a myriad of projects and individuals safeguarding the Jewish state. Days after the 9-11 attacks on America, Lisa was called by the esteemed terrorism expert, Steve Emerson, Founder, The Investigative Project, to spearhead the efforts to find the private funds necessary to go undercover into American mosques. It was a huge undertaking in an effort to uncover terrorist threats in America supporting undercover surveillance. As a result of her association with Steve Emerson, Lisa became an expert on the axis of evil between Iran and North Korea – valuable lessons that serve Lisa well as a broadcaster today. Lisa is quick to say that she did not seek out a career in national security, the career found her out of necessity. Lisa Benson’s unique career path of raising money, public relations, marketing, as well as her in-depth expertise on national security and foreign policy matters make her a sought after public speaker, communicator and analyst on national and foreign policy.
Having served for the last 12 years as a development advisor to many of the nation’s foremost organizations in the national security sector ( Steve Emerson ,The Investigative Project; ACT for America, 9-11 Families, Sarah Stern, Endowment for Middle East Truth; Tom Trento, The United West, Pam Geller and Robert Spencer, The Begin-Sadat Center at Bar-Ilan University, Secure America Now, Lighthouse PAC, Women on the Wall ), Lisa has acquired a vast network of “expert capital” as a result of her associations with the many national and foreign policy professionals. These associations of people and institutions are the pipeline of resources used to drive strong national security narrative as a broadcaster – as a purveyor of accurate, measured and intelligent information.
With more than a quarter of a billion dollars raised worldwide as a development operative, and a successful radio show on SALEM Communications, Phoenix Market, KKNT 960 The Patriot — Lisa is heard on the same station as Michael Medved, Hugh Hewitt, Dennis Prager, Mark Levin, Mike Gallaher, and Bill Bennett (the SALEM network is home to 5 of the top 10 nationally renowned talk show hosts in the nation) — Lisa Benson couples her abilities as a public speaker, professional activist, and organizational development professional creating a unique platform for the purpose safeguarding the American people, and its closest Middle East ally, Israel, from terrorist infiltration and terrorist attack.
Lisa Benson is the mother of two grown sons and resides in Phoenix, Arizona. She graduated from the State University of New York, Albany, with a BA in anthropology graduating with honors and MPA coursework at the Rockefeller College of Public Policy, State University of New York, Albany.