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Howard Stern Biography

Birth Name:
Howard Allen Stern
Birth Place:
Queens, New York, United States
Radio host, author, producer

Fast Facts

  • On his first date with Alison, his wife of 21 years, saw a film based on the life of Lenny Bruce, an embattled entertainer whose career he would match for controversy over censorship
  • Cost Infinity Broadcasting and Clear Channel Communications at least $4 million in FCC fines for indecent content from his 20-year nationally syndicated radio show that originated from WXRK (K-ROCK) in New York City
  • Launched Howard Stern on E! in 1993, the most durable small-screen project of the many attempted by the self-proclaimed "King of All Media
  • " Set an earnings record for non-sports pay-per-view programming when the 1993-94 Miss Howard Stern New Year's Eve Pageant grossed $40 million
  • Briefly ran for Governor of New York on the Libertarian ticket in 1994, dropping out before the election when told he was required to disclose personal finances
  • Played himself in the 1997 Betty Thomas-directed Private Parts, which also featured his radio cohorts Robin Quivers and Fred Norris
  • Produced Son of the Beach, a raunchy, campy FX series about a loopy lifeguard
  • Removed the burden of censorship by signing a $500 million, five-year deal with Sirius satellite radio, where, in his second week, he admitted to having plastic surgery on his nose and chin in 1997
  • His 2008 wedding to Beth Ostrosky was officiated by actor Mark Consuelos, who is also an ordained minister


  • Ashley Jade Stern -- Daughter
  • Deborah Jennifer Stern -- Daughter
  • Emily Beth Stern -- Daughter
  • Alison Stern -- Ex-wife
  • Ben Stern -- Father
  • Ray Stern -- Mother
  • Ellen Dunn -- Sister