Jad Abumrad

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Date of Birth April 18, 1973
Place of Birth Syracuse, New York
Age 47 years old
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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
Nationality: USA
Alma mater: Oberlin College, (B.A. 1995)
Occupation: Public radio host and producer
Notable work: Radiolab
Spouse(s): Karla Murthy
Children: 2
Awards: 2011 MacArthur Fellow
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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.

Before Fame

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.

Family Life

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.

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Latest information about Jad Abumrad updated on January 20, 2021.

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