Howard Stern - Updated Feb 2024

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Howard Stern

Howard Stern is a very popular radio jockey, TV host, actor, and also an author who hails from New York, United States. Howard Stern is famous for forming his radio show, “The Howard Stern Show”.

Early Life

Howard Stern was born Howard Allan Stern on 12th January 1954, in Queens, New York, United States. As of 2022, his age must be sixty-nine years old and his sun sign is Capricorn.

He is an American native and has been following the Christian religion.

The name of his parents is father, Ben Stern, and mother, Ray Stern. The talented American personality even has an older sister whose name is Ellen Stern.

His father worked in the ‘US Army’ and after some time, he became a radio engineer.

On the other hand, his mother served as an office clerk and after that, she turned to be a respiratory therapist. After one year of his birth, his family went to Roosevelt, New York.


There he went to Washington-Rose Elementary School and then to Roosevelt High School.

After that, he joined Hebrew school and even got a name as Tzvi which is a popular Jewish name.

When he was young, Stern had some interest in marionettes and even organized some puppet shows for his friends. He even learned piano and created a band, Electric Comic Book together with his friends.

School career

He was the lead pianist and also the vocalist of the band. Stern used to go to his father’s recording studio from where he also got some inspiration from various other radio artists.

At first, he wanted to become a radio jockey from the time he was 5 years old. Then, Stern persuaded his dad to make a make-believe studio in their house’s basement.

As Roosevelt was witnessing an increase in the dominance of the black community, his family went to Rockville when Stern was 15 years old.

In Rockville, he went to the South Side High School where he completed his studies in the year 1972.

Stern has also received a degree in the field of communications from Boston University where he also served at the campus radio station.

At first, he started his radio career by playing music and giving news to his listeners, and after that Stern went on to host various interviews and live shows.

From the Federal Communications Commission, Stern finally got a 1st class radiotelephone operator license. In the year 1975, the host got his 1st profession together with WNTN Network, Massachusetts.

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Caption: Howard Stern when he was young (Source: SPIN)

Howard Stern – Relationship Status

A Radio host is a married man and his wife is Alison Berns who was his ‘Boston University’ sweetheart. Their wedding was on 4th June 1978 in ‘Temple Ohabei Shalom’ which is in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Together the couple has 3 daughters their names are Emily, Debra, and Ashley. In October 1999, Howard decided to reside separately in an apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan because of the work pressure.

After that, he settled for a friendly divorce in the year 2001. At the same period, he was in a relationship with Angie Everhart and Robin Givens.

Then, Stern started dating the TV host and model, Beth Ostrosky with whom he also got married in October 2008.

He sadly got addicted to Cannabis, Quaaludes, and LSD and had to suffer from the obsessive irresistible disorder. Luckily, his mom took him to transcendental meditation which helped him.

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Caption: Howard Stern with his wife (Source: NY Daily News)

Body Measurement

Regarding Howard Stern’s body measurement, he has an average height with a suitable body weight. Also, he has medium-length, black, and curly hair with a pair of green eyes.

Since the radio host is very secretive about his personality there is no more information about his height, weight, and body measurements. But it is for sure that he has a fair complexion with a white beard.

Howard Stern – Social Media

Talking about the radio host’s presence on social media platforms, he has been quite active on this platform. Stern has a Twitter account and a Facebook account only.

On Twitter, he has gained 1.5 million followers whereas, on Facebook, he has gained more than 1 million followers. And obviously, his social media platform is full of his work-related posts.

Howard Stern – Career and Professional Life

Howard Stern began his career first by being a marketing executive at “Benton & Bowles”, which is a New York advertising agency. After that, he got together with the creative department of the agency.

As Stern was sure that he wanted to work in a radio station, so he began seeking jobs in the entertainment industry.

Then, he got a job as a radio salesman and eventually got to work on a four-hour midday shift at the radio station. Stern turned out to be the station’s production director.

Together with his production work, Stern began working in commercials and comedy which also helped him to gain some popularity. his 1st independent show was together with the WWWW radio station.

Even though the station was not progressing Stern’s work was getting recognition. Sadly, WWWW failed to gain popularity which led him to quit his job.

Then, Stern became the host of the morning shows of WWDC which is located in Washington, DC. It was a hit and Stern got an offer of a five-year deal with WNBC.

The host signed the contract and became the host of an afternoon session together with WNBC. Then, Stern began performing live in clubs and other events.

In August 1982, he started his stint together with WNBC and showed his 1st presence in the TV talk show, “Late Night with David Letterman”.

The host was also represented in People magazine. However, Stern had differences with the management of WNBC, which resulted in the ending of his contract in the year 1985.

Some more about his career

In addition, he also got an offer of a contract from Infinity Broadcasting to become the host of the afternoon slot of its rock music station WXRK.

To the year 1986, the host was already present in various TV shows such as “The Late Show”, “Howard Stern’s Negligee & Underpants Party”, and also in The Howard Stern Show”.

In the year 1993, Stern made a deal with ‘Simon and Schuster’ and brought out his 1st book “Private Parts”. Likewise, Stern’s other book is “Miss America” which was out in 1995.

He then founded the Howard Stern Production Company for the original movie and TV production and joint development ventures in the year 1994.

In the year 1997, the movie adaptation of his 1st book was out with Stern as the lead. From the year 2000, the host started to contribute his time to TV production and was also hosting numerous shows.

At the same moment, Stern purchased the rights to remake the movies, “Rock ‘n’ Roll High School” and “Porkys”. At the end of 2004, Stern made a 5 year deal of $500 million worth together with “Sirius Satellite Radio”.

He again made another contract with ‘SiriusXM’ in December 2010. Then, he began growing some interest in photography and served together with “WHIRL Magazine” and “North Shore Animal League”.

In 2011, he formed his own photography company, “Conlon Road Photography”. He swapped with Piers Morgan as the judge of America’s Got Talent season 7 in late 2011.

Stern also resumed the same character at the finish of the show’s 10th season. In May 2019, his 3rd book, “Howard Stern Comes Again” was out.

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Caption: Howard Stern radio hosting (Source: Britannica)

Net Worth 2023

He has an amazing net worth of a whopping $650 million as of 2021. The primary source is his professional career being a radio jockey, TV host, actor, and author.

Other than this, the radio host has gained a lot of money from his show which is “The Howard Stern Show”. As of now, he is living a luxurious and happy life in the United States.