Neal Conan Bio, Age, Wife, NPR, Career And Net Worth

Neal Conan Biography

Neal Conan is an American radio journalist, producer, editor, and correspondent. He worked for National Public Radio for over 36 years and was the senior host of its talk show Talk of the Nation. He hosted Talk of the Nation from 2001 to June 27, 2013, when the program was discontinued. 

Neal Conan Age

Conan was born in Beirut, Lebanon in November 1949. He is 69 years as of 2018.

Neal Conan Family

Conan was born in Beirut, Lebanon, though he has kept his life off the cameras. Additionally, this information will be updated as soon as it’s clear.

Neal Conan Wife

Conan is currently single though he was married. He was a husband to Liane Hansen, a former host of NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday. Hansen briefly co-hosted Talk of the Nation with Conan. Together they have a son and a daughter. In April 2011, Hansen revealed that she and Conan were divorcing.

Additionally, he resides in Hāwī on Hawaiʻi Island, where he farms macadamia nuts.

Conan is domestically partnered with American travel writer, poet, and essayist, Gretel Ehrlich. He is also a friend of comics writer Chris Claremont. As a result, he has been featured sporadically in Claremont scripted comic books at both Marvel and DC Comics as a sympathetic journalist over the years. Also featured as a minor character in the 1988 Marvel Comics X-Men storyline The Fall of the Mutants.

 

Neal Conan Career

During the 1991 Gulf War, Conan was detained for a week by the Iraqi Republican Guard.  He and Chris Hedges of The New York Times were reporting on a Shia rebellion centered in Basra, Iraq.

On March 29, 2013, NPR announced that it was ending the 12-year run of Talk of the Nation. Stating that Conan would “step away from the rigors of daily journalism.” On February 12, 2014, an interview aired on KUAZ89.1, Tucson, Arizona’s NPR affiliate, where he explained that ending Talk of the Nation was not a decision he was involved in or agreed with, citing its status as one of NPR’s most popular shows.

On June 8, 2014, he joined Hawaii Public Radio as a news analyst. In January 2017, he launched a new radio show and podcast, Truth, Politics, and Power, focused on the Trump administration. Each week, Conan interviews experts in depth about a different issue arising from the 2016 election and the President’s administration. The radio show is distributed by PRX.

Neal Conan Net Worth

Neal is a radio journalist, producer, editor, and correspondent. His primary source of income is from journalism. His estimated net worth is still under review but will be updated as soon as it’s clear.

Books

  • Conan, Neal (2002). Play by Play: Baseball, Radio, and Life in the Last Chance League (First ed.). New York: Crown Publishers. ISBN 0-609-60871-1.

Awards

  • Major Armstrong Award
  • 3 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards
  • George Foster Peabody Award

During his time at All Things Considered, it won many awards as well including the Washington Journalism Review’s Best in the Business Award.

Neal Conan Play by Play: Baseball, Radio, and Life in the Last Chance League

Following nearly 25 years as a prominent voice at NPR, Neal Conan decided to pursue a lifelong dream — to become a baseball announcer. And that’s what he did, with the Aberdeen Arsenal of the independent Atlantic League. Not the majors, but it afforded him an opportunity to rethink what he’d done & what he was doing. It also allowed Neal to combine his two lifelong passions — radio & baseball — & gave him the chance to return to the grassroots of each. This is Conan’s diary of Aberdeen s 2000 season.

Through the lens of the minor leagues, he captures the soul of a great sport & reveals the ways men face age, comes to terms with their limitations & ambitions & look for new challenges when they’re no longer young phenoms.