Glenn Beck bio:
From a Los Angeles radio station
(where he'll be replaced by Laura Ingraham this week - so this link may be bad soon):
Glenn Beck made his radio debut at the age of 13 in Seattle. After graduating high school, Beck pursued his career as a Top 40 DJ at stations across the country.
But at the age of 30, Beck lost his passion for radio - and everything else - as he was consumed by alcoholism and drug addiction. Struggling to find answers to his problem, Beck pursued higher education. Though he was accepted by Yale as a theology major, he lasted only one semester, faced with a divorce from his first wife and separation from his two daughters and a now-struggling radio career.
Coming to terms with his past and staying sober shifted his life direction. He found a new love (his second wife, Tania), religion (he was baptized Mormon in 2000), and a new vision of his career - he would pursue talk radio.