Howard Stern Biography

Published On Oct 12, 2015
Facts of Howard Stern
Date of Birth: 1954 , January-12
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 4 Inch
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At the age of 11, Stern moved to Roosevelt, Long Island, New York, the United States. His father has worked in the U.S. Army in Long Island and California during the war whereas his mother was an office clerk. Stern joined Washington-Rose Elementary School and he also attended Roosevelt Junior-Senior High School for his education. He also completed his Communications degree from Elmira College at Boston University.

During his early five, Stern was interested in being a radio and television host. He started working as a radio host while he was at Boston University. He came into the limelight via morning shows at WRNW in Briarcliff Manor, New York, WWWW in Detroit, Michigan, WCCC in Hartford, Connecticut, and WWDC in Washington, D.C. 

Stern also served for afternoons show at WNBC in New York City before he was fired in 1985. Later, he started working at WXRK in New York City and his morning show entered syndication. His show also aired in 60 markets and attracted 20 million listeners at its peak. He has also worked as a judge on America's Got Talent. 

Stern is an American by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity; he married twice in his life. He married his longtime girlfriend, Alison Stern, at the Temple Ohabei Shalom in Brookline, Massachusetts. The couple first met at Boston University. The couple blessed with three children Emily Beth, Debra Jennifer, and Ashely Jade. However, he was unable to continue his married life with his wife and divorced her. 

After divorcing his first spouse, he married his second wife, Beth Ostrosky, after dating her for sometimes. In the past, he had affairs with Angie Everhart and Robin Givens.   

As a radio and television personality, Stern earns a huge amount of money from his professional career. He made a five-year-contract with Sirius, worth around $500 million and became the highest-paid radio personality. His current net worth is estimated to be $645 million and for his appearance in different shows, he receives an annual salary of around $90 million.

His two books Private Parts (1993) and Miss America (1995) grossed $41.2 million domestically in a week and also entered The New York Times Best Seller list at number one and sold over one million copies. 

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Born in Jackson Heights, New York City

January 12 , 1954

Howard was born in Jackson Heights, New York City, New York, the United States of America to Ray Stern and Ben Stern. Currently, he is 54-year-old and his birth sign is Capricorn. 

Graduated from South Side High School

September 25 , 1972

After completing his lower secondary education at Washington-Rose Elementary School and Roosevelt Junior-Senior High School, Stern declined a place at Elmira College to instead pursue a Communications degree at Boston University. 


Began his career as Radio and television host

April 22 , 1976

Stern started working as a radio host while he was at Boston University. He came into much fame via morning shows at WRNW in Briarcliff Manor, New York, WWWW in Detroit, Michigan, WCCC in Hartford, Connecticut, and  WWDC in Washington, D.C. 

Married Alison Stern

June 4 , 1978

Stern married his longtime girlfriend Alison Stern at Temple Ohabei Shalom in Brookline, Massachusetts. The couple blessed with three children Emily Beth, Debra Jennifer, and Ashely Jade.

Divorced Alison Stern

January 1 , 2001

Stern was living in a good relationship with his wife Alison Stern. However, the couple couldn't continue their married life for a long time and they divorced because of the alcoholic habit.

Began dating Beth Ostrosky


After when Stern came to know that he is going to divorce his wife, he started dating his new girlfriend Beth Ostrosky, a model and also the renowned television personality like him.

Married Beth Ostrosky

October 3 , 2008

After divorcing his first wife Alison, Stern married his second wife Beth Ostrosky. The couple dated each other for several years before getting married and continue loving each other as a husband and wife.

First child, Emily Beth

January 26 , 1983

After marrying his wife Alison, Stern announced that he became the father of his first child. His wife gave birth to a baby girl in 1983.

Second child, Deborah Jennifer Stern

June 17 , 1986

Stern became the father of his second child Deborah Jennifer Stern, after three years of the birth of his first child. After the birth of the second child, the couple became very happy. 

Third child, Deborah Jennifer Stern

June 5 , 1993

The couple gave birth to their third child a sweet baby girl and they named her  Deborah Jennifer Stern. She was in good health at the time of her birth.

Published his first book Private parts.

October 7 , 1993

Stern has also established himself as an actor, producer and also an author. He published his Private parts, which earned him a lot of popularity as well as huge amount of money. 

Hosted The Howard Stern Show

February 22 , 1986

After his successful career as a television host, Stern hosted The Howard Stern Show. He is also best known in the world for being the judge of America’s Got Talent.

Won Blockbuster Entertainment Awards


Stern has been honored by several prestigious awards in his life and one of them is also Blockbuster Entertainment Awards. He was honored with this award in 1998 and that was for Favorite Male Newcomer. 

Won Adult Video News Awards


There are lots of prestigious awards he has been honored in his life. In 2000, he was crowned the Adult Video News Awards. He was also honored by the Golden Apple Awards. 

Won Mr Blackwell's Worst Dress List


As a popular actor and television personality, Stern has been nominated for lots of prestigious awards. In 1995, he was listed in Mr. Blackwell's Worst Dress List.