Glenn got his start in radio as a Top 40 DJ. In 2001, after a series of life-changing events, he changed course to pursue a career in talk radio. Three years later, Premiere Radio Networks launched his show into national syndication. Today, The Glenn Beck Program is the third highest rated radio show in the country. His great success in radio opened the door to opportunities in television as well. He has hosted a daily television show for the past ten years, most notably on Fox News from 2008 to 2011, drawing an audience of about two million per night. In 2009, his 5pm show became the first in the network's history to score higher ratings than the network's primetime programming.
Glenn's gift for storytelling, together with his informed and unique insights on current affairs, has allowed him to achieve great success as an author. He is a thirteen-time #1 bestselling author and one of the few in history to have had #1 national bestsellers in the fiction, non-fiction, self-help and children's picture book genres. Glenn's Mercury Radio Arts extended its publishing partnership with industry leader Simon & Schuster in 2011, a partnership dating back to 2003.
Glenn's connection with his audience is singular in today's media landscape. He takes great pleasure in every opportunity to meet and interact with his fans. His desire to spend more time with his audience inspired him to move into the live events space. To date, Glenn has sold out venues from Dallas to Jerusalem. Most notable was Restoring Honor, which took place on Washington DC's National Mall in 2012 and drew a crowd estimated anywhere from 300,000 to as high as 500,000 people, depending on the source.
Glenn Lee Beck (born February 10, 1964) is an American talk show host, political commentator, and producer. He is the CEO, founder, and owner of Mercury Radio Arts, the parent company of his television and radio network TheBlaze. A conservative, he hosts the Glenn Beck Radio Program, a popular talk-radio show nationally syndicated on Premiere Radio Networks. Beck also hosts the Glenn Beck television program, which ran from January 2006 to October 2008 on HLN, from January 2009 to June 2011 on the Fox News Channel and currently airs on TheBlaze. Beck has authored six New York Times–bestselling books.
In April 2011, Beck announced that he would "transition off of his daily program" on Fox News, but would continue to team with Fox. Beck's last daily show on the network was June 30, 2011. In 2012, The Hollywood Reporter named Beck on its Digital Power Fifty list. Beck launched TheBlaze in 2011 after leaving Fox News. He currently hosts an hour-long afternoon program, The Glenn Beck Program, on weekdays, and a three-hour morning radio show; both are broadcast on TheBlaze. Beck is also the producer of For the Record on TheBlaze.
Beck's supporters praise him as a constitutional stalwart promoting limited government and defending traditional American values, while his critics contend he promotes conspiracy theories and employs incendiary rhetoric for ratings. Wikipedia