Ira Glass

Ira is a famous American public radio personality who has been working in different positions. He is famously known as the producer and host of the television and radio series “This American Life”. This is however not the only program he has contributed in as he has also been featured in others like; ALL Things Considered, Morning Edition and Talk of the Nation.

His work in both television and radio has attracted many awards some of which include; Edward R. Murrow Award in the category of Outstanding Contribution to Public Radio. He has also won George Polk Award for his work in Radio Reporting. Many people venture into their career when they are already adults, but things are totally different for Ira as he started following his dream in the radio when he was still a teenager.

Well, how well do you know about Ira Glass? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Ira Glass’s net worth in 2021, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Ira Glass to date.

Biography and Early Life

For those who celebrates their birthdays on 3rd of March every year and especially those born in 1959, you are not alone. Ira Glass was also born on such a day. Ira’s life started in Baltimore, Maryland in the United States of America, which explains why he enjoys his American citizenship. He is the son of Shirley Glass and Barry Glass and was not the only child in the family but seems to be the only boy.

This is because, he makes it clear that he was raised alongside his two sisters, an older and a younger one who are named Randi Glass Murray and Karen Glass Barry. Ira has had a very interesting life and although he was born and raised by Jewish parents, today, he is known to be a staunch atheist but it is not clear to what led to that change of heart.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Ira Glass in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Ira Glass’s age is 62 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 3 March 1959. Though, he is 6′ 2″ in feet and inches and 188 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 185 lbs in Pound and 84 kg in Kilograms.


Glass grew up just like any other child and he had great dreams of his future while his parents had totally different dreams for him. As a child, his dream was to become an astronaut while on the other side, Barry and his wife Shirley hoped that their only son would become a doctor. And for that reason, they worked very hard to ensure that everything worked out well and tried their level best to give him the best quality of education. To start with, he was enrolled at Milford Mill High School until his graduation.

It was at Milford Mil where he started his career without knowing it as he was the school’s yearbook staff editor as well as the student’s literary magazine co-editor. He started out his editorial roles in yearbook at 10th grade and continued until 1977 when he graduated. At the same time, Glass was a member of the school’s drama club which opened doors for him to be featured in various productions like; South Pacific and Damn Yankees among others.

After graduating from high school, he was enrolled at Northwestern University which is located in Evanston, Illinois where he initially took a pre-medical course. Although he tried to fulfil his parent’s dreams for him, most of his time in school was spent making promos at the University’s radio station. He later transferred to Brown University, where he majored in semiotics to try to fulfil his own childhood dream. He graduated in 1982.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

This man did not only concentrate much on his career but he also had time to fall in love. Initially, he was in a relation with cartoonist and author Lynda Barry. Lynda briefly joined Ira in Washington D.C but in the summer of 1989, she moved to Chicago to be near fellow cartoonists and Glass followed her. They however broke up and Ira said that this was the worst thing he had ever done.

He however didn’t give up on love and in August 2005, he exchanged marriage vows with Anaheed Alani. The two had dated initially, but they had a harsh splitting but after some considerations, they decided to give it another chance. The couple however had issues since 2014 and he later announced they were separating in 2017 which was followed by their divorce in 2018. They didn’t have kids together.

Is Ira Glass Gay?

His two relationships and marriage to ex-wife Anaheed confirms he is not gay.

Professional Career

Ira started working in radio at the age of 18 years while still a student at Brown University. He worked at NPR alongside Keith Talbot. His role was an interviewer and a radio editor. However, in his late 20s, he began covering his own stories. After following his girlfriend to Chicago, he continued working on two public radio programs titled; The Wild Room and All Things considered. Later, he became a co-host of the two. He later developed This American Life after MacArthur Foundation gave him a grant. He worked on this with Torey Malatia.


Glass has received many awards including; Amanda Williams Award, Induction into National Radio Hall of Fame and Pullitzer Prize for Audio Reporting among others.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Ira Glass in 2021

Thanks to his hard work and commitment to his career, he has earned a net worth of $4 Million as of 2021.

Although Ira had different dreams for his future and so did his parents, upon realizing his gifting in the radio, he pursued it and gave it his best.


Facts of Ira Jeffrey Glass

  • Gender Male
  • full nameIra Jeffrey Glass
  • birthplaceMaryland, United States
  • Date of Birth March 03, 1959
  • Age 65 years 1 months
  • Horoscope Pisces
  • Lucky Number 3
  • Lucky Stone Aquamarine
  • Lucky Color Sea Green
  • Best Match for Marriage Cancer, Scorpio
  • nationalityAmerican
  • religionAtheist
  • net worth$4 Million
  • professionPublic radio personality
  • weightIn Kilograms – 84 Kg, In Pounds – 185 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 188 cm, In Feet and Inches – 6′ 2″
  • hair colorDark brown
  • eye colorBrown
  • high schoolMilford Mill High School

Written by Joel S. Elkins

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