This article will answer every question you have about Howard Stern. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about him.
- What does Howard Stern do for a living?
- Who are Howard Stern’s parents and siblings?
- What are Howard Stern’s interests and hobbies?
- Is Howard Stern married or does he have a girlfriend?
- Does Howard Stern have any children?
- Where is Howard Stern now?
- How tall is Howard Stern?
- How much money does Howard Stern earn?
- What is Howard Stern net worth?
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Who is Howard Stern?
Howard Stern is an American radio and television personality, author and comedian. He is well known due to his radio show, The Howard Stern Show which was nationally syndicated on terrestrial radio from 1986 to 2005. He has often described himself as the King of All Media since 1992 following his success outside his radio career.
Stern started his radio career while he was still at Boston University where he landed his first jobs. He established his on-air personality from 1976 to 1982 through morning posts at WCCC in Hartford, Connecticut, WRNW in Briarcliff Manor, New York and WWDC in Washington D.C.
Howard Stern’s Career
Stern’s father introduced him to radio, a sound engineer. Despite being an awkward and shy child, Stern found an outlet in the medium and began producing his own show on a tape recorder. While still a student at Boston University, he worked at the school’s radio station. He later graduated in 1976 with a degree in communications. Stern completed a series of unmemorable on-the-air jobs in Hartford, Connecticut, and Detroit, Michigan before he moved to Washington, D.C. This is where he teamed with Robin Quivers, who became his right-hand man and developed a profile that turned out to be very popular.
Eventually, the radio program became number one in D.C. area due to its mix of Stern’s self-deprecating jokes; provocative interviews with lesbians; commentary on sex, celebrities, and bodily functions; and in-studio visits by naked women. However, they were both fired in 1982 after a dispute with station management, and they subsequently signed on with WNBC-AM in New York City. In spite of Stern producing another top-rated show, continuous arguments concerning the program’s content led to his dismissal.
The Howard Stern Show
The Howard Stern Show began airing in 1985 on New York City’s WXRK-FM after which it was syndicated nationally the following year. Stern’s wild humour, often criticized as misogynist and racist increasingly attracted the attention of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which by the late 1990s had levied over $2 million in fines against the program due to its often obscene content. Additionally, a number of groups demanded a boycott of the show. Stern, a vocal supporter of the First Amendment, rejected to change his highly provocative act.
However, the constant scrutiny of his material caused Stern to sign a five-year, $500 million deal in 2004 with Sirius Satellite Radio (later Sirius XM Radio), which was not subject to FCC regulations regarding language and content. Stern’s 1st show which was on satellite radio aired on January 9, 2006, and the relationship proved beneficial enough for both parties that Stern re-signed with Sirius on several occasions. The 2019 Howard Stern Comes Again is a collection of his more notable interviews.
Stern hosted several short-lived television programs early in his career. In addition, he wrote the best sellers Private Parts (1993), an autobiography, and Miss America (1995), in which he offered his opinions on a wide range of topics. In 1997 Stern starred as himself in the film adaptation of Private Parts, which was a critical and commercial success. He later served as executive producer of the television sitcom Son of the Beach (2000–02), and from 2012 to 2015 he was a judge on the reality TV series America’s Got Talent.
- 1993 – Private Parts.
- 1996 – Miss America.
- 2019 – Howard Stern Comes Again
Stern has always credited Joan Rivers as his mentor. She was a legendary comedian and television personality who mentored him since he was 29 and their friendship lasted for 31 years until she passed away in 2014.
How Old is Howard Stern?
Stern was born on January 12, 1954, in the Jackson Heights neighbourhood located in Queens, New York City. He is currently 67 years old.
Howard Stern’s Family
Who are Howard Stern’s parents?
Stern’s parents are named Ben Stern and Ray Stern. His parents are both Jewish who originated from Polland and Austria-Hungary. His mother Ray served as an office clerk in New York City before working as a homemaker. She later took a job as an inhalation therapist. His father Ben served in the U.S Army in California and on Long Island during the war. He later worked at WHOM as a radio engineer in Manhattan as well as an operator and co-owner at Aura Recording Inc.
Does Howard Stern have siblings?
Stern has an elder sister named Ellen Stern whom he has described as very quiet, the complete opposite of him.
Howard Stern’s Education
When his family moved to Roosevelt in New York, Stern started attending Washington-Rose Elementary School. He later joined Roosevelt Junior-Senior High School. In addition, he also attended Hebrew School where he got the name Tzvi. In 1969, Stern’s family moved to nearby Rockville Center and at 15 years, he transferred to South Side High School and graduated in 1972. Also in 1972, Stern rejected a position at Elmira College but instead opted to pursue a degree in Communications at the Boston University. Later in 1974, he received admission to the university’s School of Public Communications. In July 1975, Stern attended the Radio Engineering Institute of Electronics in Fredericksburg, Virginia for a diploma where he acquired a first-class radiotelephone operator license.
Howard Stern’s wife
Stern married Alison Berns who was his first wife on June 4, 1978. They met while they were at Boston University through a mutual friend.
Howard Stern’s Children – Kids
Stern had three daughters with her first wife Alison named, Emily Beth who was born in 1983, Debra Jennifer born in 1993 and Ashley Jade born in 1993. However, they decided to separate in October 1999. Stern started dating model and television host, Beth Ostrosky whom he got engaged to on February 14, 2007, and they later married on October 3, 2008.
Howard Stern’s Net Worth
Stern has an estimated net worth of $650 million.
Stern is 5 ft 9 inches tall and weighs around 147 pounds.