Jad Nicholas Abumrad is a Lebanese-American radio host, composer, and producer. He is founder and co-host of the syndicated public radio program Radiolab with Robert Krulwich.
|Born:||April 18, 1973|
|Alma mater:||Oberlin College, (B.A. 1995)|
|Occupation:||Public radio host and producer|
|Awards:||2011 MacArthur Fellow|
|Twitter:||Jad Abumrad's Twitter profile|
About Jad Abumrad
Radio personality most well known as the founder and co-host of the syndicated program RadioLab. He has also produced a number of programs for National Public Radio and PRI.
In 1995, he graduated from Oberlin College with a degree in creative writing and music composition.
Prior to beginning his career in radio, he composed film scores.
He was raised in Tennessee by his father, Naji, a doctor, and his mother, a scientist. He married his college sweetheart, Karla Murthy, in 2007 and the pair have two children.
Like scientist Carl Woese, he became a MacArthur Fellow in 2011.