Bio and Credentials
DR. SARI LOCKER, M.S., M.A., Ph.D., is a sexologist, sex educator, relationship educator, author, television personality, advice columnist, guest lecturer, and she teaches adolescent psychology and child development at Columbia University.
She holds: a Bachelor of Science in educational psychology from Cornell University, a Master of Science in Human Sexuality Education from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Arts and a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from Columbia University.
She is the author of four books: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Amazing Sex (1999; 2003; 2005; 2012 4th Edition), a comprehensive 480 page book about all aspects of sex for adults of all ages; Sari Says: The Real Dirt on Everything From Sex to School (2001), a great multi-topic teen advice book, which was awarded by the American Library Association; The Complete Idiot's Guide to Being Sexy (2000) that discusss how to look, act, and feel sexier; Mindblowing Sex in the Real World (1995), a hip and savvy book about sex for twentysomethings.
She was the host of Late Date With Sari on Lifetime TV, a talk show about relationships that aired nationally six nights a week from 1995 until 1996 -- over 200 episodes. It was honored with a "Gracie," the prestigious Gracie Allen Award for "Best TV Talk Show" by the Alliance for Women in Media (formerly called the American Women in Radio and Television). Dr. Locker also hosted her own radio talk show on 99.5 FM WBAI in New York City from 1992 to 1994.
From 1997 - 1999, Dr. Locker was the Relationship Correspondent on WCBS TV News 2 in New York, appearing every week on the 5 pm or 11 pm news. From 1996 - 1998, Dr. Locker was a Commentator on MSNBC, discussing sex and relationships in the news. Now, she appears regularly as a guest on MSNBC, CNN, and The Fox News Channel, as well as other national television programs.
Dr. Locker frequently appears on national television talk shows and news shows. She has been featured on over 1,000 shows including: Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC Nightly News, Today, Good Morning America, Vh1, MTV, The Daily Show on Comedy Central, Tyra, The O'Reilly Factor, NBC's Later, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News Channel, ABC's Politically Incorrect, The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet, Fox Business Channel, The Star Jones Show, C.B.S. The Early Show, C.B.S. This Morning, Entertainment Tonight, Extra, Access Hollywood, Court TV, Oxygen, F/X, Hard Copy, Inside Edition, American Journal, E!'s Talk Soup, Leeza, Ricki Lake, Sally Jessy Raphael, Montel Williams, Jerry Springer, Maury Povich, Geraldo and many more.
Dr. Locker has been the monthly advice columnist for Maxim magazine, and for two popular teen magazines, Sassy magazine and Teen People. She has written for other magazines including Details, Playboy, Entertainment Weekly, Marie Claire, Redbook, Women's Own. Feature articles have been written about Dr. Locker in many magazines and newspapers, including TV Guide, People, USA Today, Forbes, Harper's Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Men's Journal, and Playboy. Dr. Locker has been quoted in literally hundreds of issues of popular magazines and newspapers, including in The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Vogue, In Style, US, Redbook, Marie Clarie, Parenting, Bride's, Cosmo Style, Cosmo Girl, Seventeen, Fitness, Men's Health, Men's Fitness, Stuff, Maxim, and more.
Dr. Locker lectures at high schools and colleges around the country, and continues to conduct research, as well. She is a member of The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, and the American Psychological Association.
Truly a leader in her field, she has been recognized as the first young woman to have become well-known for teaching people about sex using popular media. Through her teaching in colleges and high schools, public speaking engagements, television and radio appearances, and writing, she has been informing men and women about sexuality for twenty years. She lives in New York City.
"Sari" rhymes with "Mary."