Tom Gjelten

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Tom Gjelten
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Tom Gjelten in 2015
Born (1948-06-14) 14 June 1948 (age 75)
Alma mater University of Minnesota (B.A., Anthropology, 1973)
Antioch University New England (graduate school) [1] [2]
Occupation(s)broadcast journalist, author
Spouse Martha Raddatz

Tom Gjelten /ˈɛltən/ is the Religion and Belief Correspondent for National Public Radio (NPR) news. Gjelten has worked for NPR since 1982, when he joined the organization as a labor and education reporter. More recently he has covered diplomatic and national security issues, based at NPR's headquarters in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.


Gjelten and his colleagues at NPR received a Peabody Award in 2004 for "The War in Iraq".

Early life and education

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. [2]


Gjelten resides in Arlington, Virginia, with his wife, Martha Raddatz, the Chief Global Affairs Correspondent for ABC News.


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