Tom Gjelten Biography

Tom Gjelten an American Religion and Belief Correspondent for National Public Radio (NPR). As of 1982, when he joined the organization as a reporter for work and education, Gjelten has worked for NPR. He has covered diplomatic and national security issues more recently, based at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the Foreign Relations Council.

He laong withs colleagues at NPR received a Peabody Award in 2004 for “The War in Iraq”. Gjelten is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and began his professional career as a public school teacher at the North Haven Community School, North Haven, Maine, and as a freelance writer.

Tom Gjelten Age

Gjelten was born on June 14, 1948 in USA.

Tom Gjelten Npr

Since 1982, when he joined the organization as a reporter for work and education, Gjelten has worked for NPR. He has covered diplomatic and national security issues more recently, based at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the Foreign Relations Council.

Tom Gjelten A Nation Of Nations

“An incisive look at immigration, assimilation, and national identity” (Kirkus Reviews) and the landmark immigration law that transformed the face of the nation more than fifty years ago, as told through the stories of immigrant families in one suburban county in Virginia.

In the years since the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act, the foreign-born population of the United States has tripled. Americans today are vastly more diverse than ever. They look different, speak different languages, practice different religions, eat different foods, and enjoy different cultures.

In 1950, Fairfax County, Virginia, was ninety percent white, ten percent African-American, with a little more than one hundred families who were “other.” Currently, the Anglo white population is less than fifty percent, and there are families of Asian, African, Middle Eastern, and Latin American origin living all over the county. “In A Nation of Nations, National Public Radio correspondent Tom Gjelten brings these changes to life” (The Wall Street Journal), following a few immigrants to Fairfax County over recent decades as they gradually “Americanize.” Hailing from Korea, Bolivia, and Libya, the families included illustrating common immigrant themes: friction between minorities, economic competition and entrepreneurship, and racial and cultural stereotyping.

Tom Gjelten Net Worth

Gjelten has an estimated net worth of $15 million-$20 million.

Tom Gjelten Book

  • A Nation of Nations: A Great American Immigration Story (Simon & Schuster, 2015), ISBN 9781476743851
  • Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba: The Biography of a Cause (Viking, 2008) ISBN 978-0-670-01978-6
  • Professionalism in War Reporting: A Correspondent’s View (Carnegie Corporation, 1998) ASIN B0006FCMB4
  • Sarajevo Daily: A City and Its Newspaper Under Siege (HarperCollins, 1995) ISBN 0-06-092662-7
  • Contributor to Crimes of War: What the Public Should Know (W. W. Norton, 1999. Revised (2.0) 2007) ISBN 0-393-31914-8

Tom Gjelten Bacardi

In this widely hailed book, NPR correspondent Tom Gjelten fuses the story of the Bacardi family and their famous rum business with Cuba’s tumultuous experience over the last 150 years to produce a deeply entertaining historical narrative. The company Facundo Bacardi launched in Cuba in 1862 brought worldwide fame to the island, and in the decades that followed his Bacardi descendants participated in every aspect of Cuban life

. With his intimate account of their struggles and adventures across five generations, Gjelten brings to life the larger story of Cuba’s fight for freedom, its tortured relationship with America, the rise of Fidel Castro, and the violent division of the Cuban nation.

Tom Gjelten Family

Gjelten and Martha Raddatz have been married as of 1997. Raddatz was previously married to Ben Bradlee Jr. and Julius Genachowski and has two children, one from each of her previous marriages.

Tom Gjelten Height and weight

Gjelten stands tall at a neight of is 5 feet 6 inches (170 cm) tall and weighs net of 54 Kg (119 lbs).

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