Bob Waliszewski is director of Focus on the Family’s Media and Culture department which features the popular Plugged In website, Pluggedin.com. This site – and the various smartphone versions of it – provide up-to-date reviews of new movie releases and information on the hottest music, television, DVDs and video games impacting culture today.
Waliszewski also hosts a daily 60-second radio feature heard in more than 900 communities nationwide. The daily “Plugged In Review” reaches more than eight million listeners each week, addressing popular movies, DVDs, music, video games and apps. This feature was nominated for a National Religious Broadcasters’ award in 2011.
As a spokesperson for Plugged In addressing controversial entertainment issues that confront families daily, Waliszewski has been extensively interviewed in media outlets including CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, Fox News Radio, Associated Press, Entertainment Weekly, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Sun-Times and The New York Times.
Waliszewski’s book, “Plugged-In Parenting: How to Raise Media Savvy Kids With Love, Not War,” was released in 2011.
A former youth pastor, Waliszewski joined the Focus on the Family team in September 1991. He is married to Leesa, and they have two adult children. Waliszewski enjoys snow and water skiing and an occasional half-marathon.
- Media discernment
- How do I make good entertainment choices for my family?
- The “Plugged In” story: from Focus On the Family’s media-discernment leader for 25 years
- Christian parenting; building a godly family