Glenn Beck is a leading American media personality, political commentator, author, and founder of TheBlaze, a multiplatform news and entertainment network available on television, radio, and the internet. Glenn's wit, candor, and commanding on-air presence have earned him the loyal support of a large, enthusiastic audience, as well as top ratings on network television and talk radio. He is a leading voice for conservatism and is a staunch defender of the Constitution, individual liberties, and free markets. 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 Beck is also the founder of Mercury One, a non-profit that is focused on restoring the human spirit through christian service.
Glenn was instrumental in putting Operation Underground Railroad, and it's founder Tim Ballard, on the map. He raised the first wave of funds for the organization and inspired his audience to join the fight in eradicating slavery from the earth in the 21st Century. After ISIS rolled into Syria and northern Iraq, he would ounce again mobilize his audience in support of The Nazarene Fund, a project of Mercury One which fights for persecuted christian minorities in the Middle East and around the world.