Glenn Beck

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  • Birth Name: Glenn Edward Lee Beck
  • Birth Place: Everett, WA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/10/1964, Aquarius
  • Profession: TV-radio talk-show host; author; political commentator
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Glenn Beck Fast Facts:
  • Inspired to pursue a career in radio by The Golden Years of Radio, a double-LP collection of 1930s and 1940s radio productions that his mother gave him for his 8th birthday.
  • First appeared on radio at age 13 when he won a local station's guest-DJ contest.
  • Had a magic act as a teenager.
  • Worked as a part-time DJ at radio stations in Bellingham and Seattle while attending high school.
  • Skipped college to pursue a career in radio. Within two years he was the morning-show host and program manager at the Corpus Christi, Texas, station KZFM. Other stops included Provo, UT; Washington, D.C.; Louisville; Phoenix; Houston; Baltimore; and New Haven, CT. 
  • Quit drugs and alcohol in 1994.
  • Started in talk radio in 1998 while simultaneously hosting a morning show on a New Haven music station.
  • Converted to Mormonism in 1999.
  • Premiered The Glenn Beck Program on Tampa's WFLA on Jan. 3, 2000. 
  • Debuted his TV talk show, titled Glenn Beck, in 2006 on CNN Headline News, and later signed with Fox News Channel in 2008.
  • Was named by Barbara Walters as one of the 10 Most Fascinating People of 2009 on her ABC special.
  • Glenn Beck Relationships:
  • William Beck - Father
  • Tania - Wife
  • Raphe - Son
  • Dee Beck - Stepmother
  • Hannah - Daughter
  • Cheyenne - Daughter
  • Mary Beck - Mother
  • Claire - Ex-wife
  • Mary - Daughter

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