Bob WaliszewskiBob Waliszewski is director of Focus on the Family’s Plugged In department which features the popular Plugged In website, Pluggedin.com. This site – and the various smart phone versions of it – provide up-to-date reviews of new movie releases and information on the hottest music, television, DVD and video games impacting culture today.
Waliszewski also hosts the “Plugged In Movie Review”, a family-friendly review of today’s hottest movies in 1- and 2-minute radio features which reach more than 9 million listeners weekly on more than 700 radio and TV stations.
The Plugged In website won an NRB award for “Best Ministry Website” for 2012.
As spokesperson for Plugged In, Waliszewski has been interviewed extensively by media outlets such as CNN, CNBC, MSNBC’s “Scarborough Country,” Fox News Radio’s “The Alan Colmes Show,” Associated Press, Entertainment Weekly, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Sun-Times and The New York Times, in which he most often tackles the controversial entertainment issues that confront families daily.
Waliszewski regularly speaks to teens and parents on popular culture, and was called to testify before a California legislators’ subcommittee on the subject of violent lyrics.
In May 1997, Waliszewski was presented with an Evangelical Press Association “Higher Goals” award for an article on gangs written for Teachers in Focus magazine. He also co-authored a book entitled “Chart Watch” (Tyndale, 1998), and his book, “Plugged-In Parenting: How to Raise Media Savvy Kids With Love, Not War” (Tyndale), released in June 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.