Ira Glass

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Date of Birth March 3, 1959
Place of Birth Baltimore, Maryland
Age 61 years old
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Ira Glass

Ira Jeffrey Glass is an American public radio personality. He is the host and producer of the radio and television show This American Life and has participated in other NPR programs, including Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Talk of the Nation. His work in radio and television has won him awards, including the Edward R. Murrow Award for Outstanding Contributions to Public Radio and the George Polk Award in Radio Reporting. Originally from Baltimore, he began working in radio in his teens, and during his summer breaks while attending Brown University, worked alongside Keith Talbot at NPR. He worked for years a story editor and interviewer, before beginning to cover his own stories in his late twenties. After moving to Chicago, he continued to work on public radio on All Things Considered and The Wild Room, the latter of which he co-hosted.

Born: Ira Jeffrey Glass, March 3, 1959, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Alma mater: Brown University
Occupation: Radio personality, producer, writer
Years active: 1978–present
Website: Ira Glass's Official site
Twitter: Ira Glass's Twitter profile
IMDb: Ira Glass's IMDb

About Ira Glass

Mild-mannered host of This American Life on Public Radio International. He began his radio broadcasting career as an intern for National Public Radio in the late 1970's.

Before Fame

He attended Northwestern University in Illinois and Brown University.


He was a psychologist and infidelity researcher and became the host his own show and podcast.

Family Life

He married Anaheed Alani in 2005.


His first cousin is influential composer Philip Glass.

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Latest information about Ira Glass updated on January 27, 2021.