Regina

Regina Brett is a New York Times bestselling author and two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

She hosted “The Regina Brett Show,” which aired weekly on WKSU 89.7 FM. The show, which started in 2010, and ended in 2013 was an “internal” affairs show. It focused on issues of the heart and soul. We call it “Smart with Heart” radio.

Her books, “God Never Blinks: 50 Lessons for Life’s Little Detours” and “Be the Miracle: 50 Lessons for Making the Impossible Possible” are collections of inspirational essays and stories about the lessons life taught her.

She was named a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2009 and 2008 for columns she wrote for The Plain Dealer, Ohio’s largest newspaper.

When Regina turned 50, she wrote a column on the 50 lessons life taught her. A life as an unwed mother. A life as a single parent for 18 years. A life searching for love and finally finding it at 40. A life interrupted by breast cancer at age 41. A life that reflects the ups and downs, twists and turns we all face.

Readers post her lessons and columns on their refrigerators. They carry them in their wallets. They tuck them in their purses. They email them all over the country. God Never Blinks is in 22 countries.

Regina has been writing professionally since 1986. She began writing columns in 1994. She has received numerous national and state writing awards. Her Plain Dealer column focuses on the issues of every day life. Sometimes touching, often funny and always provocative, Regina’s columns touch people where they truly live.

She has a master’s degree in religious studies from John Carroll University and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Kent State University. She has been a guest lecturer at John Carroll, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, the University of Akron, Kent State and Ursuline College.

Regina is married and has a daughter, two stepsons and three grandchildren. She lives in Greater Cleveland.