Glenn Beck is a talk radio and TV personality whose quick wit, candid opinions and engaging personality has helped him attract a devoted following nationwide. His show, The Glenn Beck Program, is heard on hundreds of radio stations across the country and is the third highest-rated national radio talk show among adults ages 25 to 54.
In addition to his daily radio show, Beck hosts self-titled national TV show on the Fox News Channel.
Beck made his radio debut at the age of 13 in Seattle. After graduating high school, Beck pursued his career as a Top 40 DJ at stations across the country.
But at the age of 30, Beck lost his passion for radio – and everything else – as he was consumed by alcoholism and drug addiction. Struggling to find answers to his problem, Beck pursued higher education. Though he was accepted by Yale as a theology major, he lasted only one semester, faced with a divorce from his first wife and separation from his two daughters and a now-struggling radio career.
Coming to terms with his past and staying sober shifted his life direction. He found a new love (his second wife, Tania), religion (he was baptized Mormon in 2000), and a new vision of his career – he would pursue talk radio.
Beck made his talk radio debut in 2001 when he joined WFLA-AM in Tampa, Fla, where he took over a program ranked 18th in the market and took it to No. 1 within his first year.
The rest... is history.
Glenn is married with four kids and resides in Texas.