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Date of Birth: 1959 , March-3
Birth Nation: United States

Quick Timeline of Ira Glass

1959 Born in Baltimore, Maryland, United States
1975 Appeared in the musical, South Pacific
1977 Graduated from Milford Mill High School
1978 Did an intern at National Public Radio
1990 Co hosted the show titled The Wild Room
1995 Was named the host of the show This American Life
2009 Won Edward R. Murrow Award
2011 Won George Polk Award
2014 Inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame
2005 Married to Anaheed Alani
1999 Published a comic book, Radio: An Illustrated Guide
2013 Partnered with Monica Bill Barnes & Company

Detail Timeline of Ira Glass

March 3 , 1959

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Tall and talented, Ira Glass was born as Ira Jeffrey Glass at the end of 1950s in Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America to Shirley Glass and Barry Glass. He has one sister named Karen Glass. His mother is a psychologist and infidelity researcher.
1975

Appeared in the musical, South Pacific

While he was in Milford Mill High School, he was active in Student Theater, student government, and yearbook.In 1975 musical South Pacific, he starred the role of Captain George Brackett. Next year, he played Lowe in Damn Yankees.
1977

Graduated from Milford Mill High School

He completed his high school graduation from Milford Mill High School in 1977 and then he got enrolled at Northwestern University. Later on he got transferred to Brown University with a major in semiotics and finally earned his bachelor’s degree from there in 1982.
1978

Did an intern at National Public Radio

While he was in his late teens, he did his intern at National Public Radio's headquarters. There he is known for being the reporter and the host of several shows named Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Talk of the Nation.
1990

Co hosted the show titled The Wild Room

From November 1990, he began co hosting the Chicago Public Radio called, The Wild Room and he was in this show till September 1995. In the early 1990s, he reported on the Chicago Public School System for about two years.
1995

Was named the host of the show This American Life

In 1995, he was named the host and the producer of the show This American Life. This show became so popular that it had more than 1.7 million listeners on more than 500 stations weekly within short period of time.
2009

Won Edward R. Murrow Award

In 2009, he was honored with Edward R. Murrow Award for the first time in his life. He was honored with this award that year for Outstanding Contributions to Public Radio. He has also been honored at the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
2011

Won George Polk Award

In 2011, he was named the winner of the George Polk Award. He was honored with this award for Radio Reporting for Very Tough Love. This show reported about the punishment system done by the county drug court judge in Georgia.
2014

Inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame

Ira GLASS is a TV and a public radio personality from United States. It's been more than three decades he has been active in radio shows. For this continuous contribution in the radio, he was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame at the end of 2014.
2005

Married to Anaheed Alani

In August 2005, Ira Glass got married to Anaheed Alani. Anaheed Alan is a famous writer and an editor from United States. It's been more than a decade, they have been married but they are strongly bonded as a husband and wife.
1999

Published a comic book, Radio: An Illustrated Guide

Besides being known for being the radio and tv show host, he is also popular as an author. At the end of 1990s, he worked with an American author Jessica Abel and together they published a comic book, titled Radio: An Illustrated Guide in September 1999.
2013

Partnered with Monica Bill Barnes & Company

He has been partner with Monica Bill Barnes & Company since 2013. With them he has produced several shows titled Three Acts, Two Dancers and One Radio Host. He is also known for being the producer of the movie Sleepwalk with Me.

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In August 2005, Ira Glass got married to Anaheed Alani. Anaheed Alan is a famous writer and an editor from United States. It's been more than a decade, they have been married but they are strongly bonded as a husband and wife. Ira's nationality is American and he is of Jewish ethnicity.

 

Ira Glass was born and raised in Baltimore County where he attended Milford Mill High School. There he was active in Student Theater, student government, and yearbook. In 1975 musical South Pacific, he starred the role of Captain George Brackett. Next year, he played Lowe in Damn Yankees. While he was in his senior year at his high school, he served in student government as a member of the executive board. He completed his high school graduation from Milford Mill High School in 1977 and then he got enrolled at Northwestern University. Later on he got transferred to Brown University with a major in semiotics and finally earned his bachelor’s degree from there in 1982. While he was in his late teens, he did his intern at National Public Radio's headquarters. There he is known for being the reporter and the host of several shows named Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Talk of the Nation. From the end of 1990, he began co hosting the Chicago Public Radio called, The Wild Room and he was in this show till September 1995. In 1995, he was named the host and the producer of the show This American Life and in 2009; he was honored with the Edward R. Murrow Award for Outstanding Contributions to Public Radio. At the end of 1990s, he worked with an American author Jessica Abel and together they published a comic book, titled Radio: An Illustrated Guide in September 1999. At the end of 2007, he published The New Kings of Nonfiction. He is famous for being the producer of the Three Acts, Two Dancers and One Radio Host alongside Monica Bill Barnes & Company. He is now aged 59 years old. His net worth is in millions.