Ira Glass is the host and creator of the public radio program This American Life. The show premiered on Chicago’s public radio station WBEZ in 1995 and is now heard on more than 500 public radio stations each week by over 1.7 million listeners.
Under Glass’s editorial direction, This American Life has won the highest honors for broadcasting and journalistic excellence, including several Peabody and DuPont-Columbia awards. The American Journalism Review declared that the show is “at the vanguard of a journalistic revolution.”
Many thanks to the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Stoel Rives LLP, the University of Oregon Portland School of Journalism and Communication George S. Turnbull Center, and OPB for their support.