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.
William Beck — Father
Tania — Wife
Claire — Ex-wife
Mary — Daughter
Mary Beck — Mother
Raphe — Son
Dee Beck — Stepmother
Hannah — Daughter
Cheyenne — Daughter
Birth Name: Glenn Edward Lee Beck
Birth Place: Everett, Washington, United States
Profession: TV-radio talk-show host, Author, Political commentator