Alix Spiegel is a science journalist and producer for public radio in the United States. She is currently a senior audio editor at the New York Times. She previously co-hosted and produced NPR’s Invisibilia with Hanna Rosin, as well as working on This American Life and for National Public Radio.
She has garnered numerous prizes over her career in public radio, including a George Foster Peabody Award, an Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award, a Livingston Award, a Scripps Howard National Journalism Award, and a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award.
Alix Spiegel Age
Alix Spiegel was born in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. Because she keeps her personal life private, her actual date and year of birth are unknown to the general public.
Alix Spiegel Height
Alix stands at a height of 5 ft 5 in/1.65 m tall.
Alix Spiegel Family
Alix was born and raised in a secular Jewish household in Baltimore, Maryland by her parents. Alix’s father was the great-grandson of the Spiegel Catalog’s creator, Joseph Spiegel. Polly Spiegel Cowan, her great-aunt, was a civil rights activist. Alix began playing the violin at a young age and initially explored a career as a musician.
Alix Spiegel Husband
Alix is a woman who is content with her life and profession. Although being a well-known journalist, she keeps her marital status a closely guarded secret. As a result, whether she is married, dating, or single is unknown to the general public.
Alix Spiegel Education
Alix relocated to Chicago after graduating from Oberlin College. While there, she read in the newspaper about a new local WBEZ show called Your American Playhouse: Documentaries About American Life. She began working as an intern for the show’s producer, Ira Glass, in 1995.
Alix Spiegel Salary
Alix receives an annual salary of $82,452.
Alix Spiegel Net Worth
Alix’s approximate net worth is $1 million.
Alix Spiegel Career
Alix has covered psychology and human behavior for NPR’s Science Desk for the past ten years. She’s written about anything from what it’s like to murder someone to the psychology behind the employment of function words like “and,” “I,” and “so.” Alix began her career as one of the founding producers of the public radio program This American Life in 1995.
While there, she wrote her first psychological narrative, which led to her interest in human behavior. It was a piece called 81 Words that looked at the history of homosexuality being removed from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
She co-hosted Invisibilia, an NPR series exploring the unseen forces that drive human behavior, our ideas, beliefs, assumptions, and thoughts, with journalist Hanna Rosin in January 2015. It intertwines personal experiences with fascinating psychological and brain research, ultimately changing one’s perspective on their own life.
After leaving Invisibilia, she joined the audio team. She worked for the New York Times and contributed to The Daily as well as the paper’s coverage of the presidential race. Over the years, she has also contributed to The New York Times and The New Yorker magazine.