Brian Lehrer is a well-known journalist and talks show host. He is currently the host of WNYC, New York City’s public radio station. He also has his show called The Brian Lehrer Show. It is a two-hour presentation that won a Peabody Award in 2007. The show involves interviews with academics and newsmakers about current societal topics and events. Before joining WNYC, he served as a reporter and anchor for NBC Radio Networks.
Brian Lehrer Age
On October 5, 1952, Brian Lehrer was born in Queens, New York, in the United States. He is 69 years old.
Brian Lehrer Height
Brian stands at a height of 5 ft 7 in/1.70m tall.
Brian Lehrer Family
He was born in Queens, New York, to a devout father and mother. Brian’s parents were both the children of Polish Jewish immigrants. They were reared in the South Bronx together. Furthermore, his parents first met him during their high school years.
Brian Lehrer Wife
Brian is a widower right now. He was previously married to the late Victoria Ann Dennis, his true love. She died in February 2014. There is no easily available information regarding Victoria.
Brian Lehrer Children
Brian is the delighted father of two beautiful sons, Simon Lehrer, and Nathan Lehrer. On the other hand, he has not revealed any additional details about his magnificent two sons.
Brian Lehrer Education
Brian attended a local high school. Brian afterward enrolled in the State University of New York at Albany, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Mass Communications. He also attended Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, where he got a Master of Public Health degree. He also attended Ohio State University, where he earned a Master’s Degree in Arts in Journalism.
Brian Lehrer Salary
Brian receives an annual salary of $85,447.
Brian Lehrer’s Net Worth
Brian’s estimated net worth is $1 million.
Brian Lehrer Career
He has been hosting his show, formerly known as On the Line, since its inception in 1989. In part as a reaction to the Fairness Doctrine’s repeal in 1987, The Brian Lehrer Show was developed.
The format of the show is interviews with newsmakers blended with phone calls from listeners. There are international, national, and local newsmakers. They are usually book tour authors. They can also be metropolitan area politicians. Since 2016, he has hosted Ask the Mayor, a weekly program. This is where the mayor of New York City directly addresses questions from callers.
In addition, Corey Johnson, a City Council speaker, hosts Talk to the Speaker, a monthly section. The section gives callers another opportunity to interact with local officials. Education, transportation, care, health, housing, and other government activities are frequently discussed. His shows typically feature guests and lead from The New York Times. Brian tries to strike a balance between topics that touch listeners and horse-race pundit political arguments.
Kellyanne Conway, Mitch McConnell, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama are among the prominent political visitors. Among the other guests are Yogi Berra, filmmaker Judd Apatow, author Junot Diaz, author Margaret Atwood, writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and musician Wynton Marsalis.
He also broadcasts a radio talk show on the public radio station WNYC in New York City. In addition, his WNYC remarks are broadcast globally on the NPR website. Brian was a questioner in the WABC-TV New York City Mayoral debates in 1997, 2001, and 2005. Furthermore, he has appeared as a television commentator on CNNfn, WNET Channel 13, and New York 1.