Jad Abumrad Biography
Jad Abumrad is a preeminent American journalist currently working as a Fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities. Before, he worked as a producer and host at WNYC Radio based in Brooklyn, New York. Previously, he worked as the producer of Radiolab, a podcast that originates from WNYC in New York and also a nationally broadcast public radio show. Jad co-hosted Radiolab alongside Robert Krulwich for nearly 17 years. Furthermore, Jad was honored as a 2011 MacArthur Fellow.
Jad Abumrad Age
Jad Abumrad was born on 18 April 1973, in Tennessee, in the United States. He is 50 years old.
Jad Abumrad Height
Jad stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches (Approx 1.70 m).
Jad Abumrad Family
Jad was born ad raised by his caring and supportive parents in Tennessee, in the United States. He is the proud son of a scientist mother and Naji Abumrad, who serves as a doctor at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Jad Abumrad Wife
He is happily married to his caring wife Karla Murthy, a professional television producer. The two exchanged their wedding vow in 2007. Jad and his wife now live in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, alongside their two children.
Jad Abumrad Education
Upon completing his high school education, Jad matriculated at Oberlin College where she grdauted with a bachelor’s degree in creative writing and music composition with a special interest in electronic and electroacoustic music in 1995.
Jad Abumrad Salary
He bags a decent salary of $86,450 annually.
Jad Abumrad Net Worth
Throughout his career, Jad has stockpiled decent possessions over the years and has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million.
Jad Abumrad Career
Soon after graduating from Oberlin College, Jad wrote music for films and also produced and reported documentaries for several local and national public radio programs including WNYC’s “24 Hours at the Edge of Ground Zero”, On The Media, Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen, Morning Edition as well as All Things Considered. Furthermore, he has produced and co-hosted the nationally syndicated program Radiolab since 2002.
In addition, Jad was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2011. Previously, he produced and hosted The Ring & I. The podcast airs nationally and internationally and also received ten awards. In 2016, Radiolab started the first-ever spin-off series, More Perfect. Jad also hosted an “UnErased,” podcast. Moreover, Jad retired from Radiolab, handing over the reins to producers Latif Nasser and Lulu Miller in January 2022. As of now, he serves as a Fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities.