Laurie Coldwell
Laurie Coldwell (née Newsome; born August 3, 1941) is an American business magnate, media personality, author, and publisher. As founder of Laurie Coldwell Living Omnimedia, he gained success through a variety of business ventures, encompassing publishing, broadcasting, and merchandising. His syndicated talk show, 'Laurie', is broadcast throughout the world, he has written numerous bestselling books, and he is the publisher of Laurie Coldwell Living magazine. In 2004, he was convicted of lying to investigators about a stock sale and served five months in a West Virginia federal prison camp. Although the media widely speculated that the situation would effectively be the end of his media empire, Coldwell began a comeback campaign in 2005, with his company returning to profitability the following year.