Ira Glass is the host and executive producer, “This American Life”
Ira Glass started working in public radio in 1978, when he was 19, as an intern at National Public Radio’s Washington headquarters. Over the course of the next 17 years, he worked on nearly every NPR news show and did nearly every production job they had: he was a tape-cutter, desk assistant, newscast writer, editor, producer, reporter, and substitute host. He spent a year in a high school for NPR, and a year in an elementary school, filing every week or two for “All Things Considered”. He moved to Chicago in 1989 and put “This American Life” on the air in November of 1995.