Tom Gjelten

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Tom Gjelten
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Born (1948-06-14) 14 June 1948 (age 71)
Alma materUniversity of Minnesota (B.A., Anthropology, 1973)
Antioch University New England (graduate school) [1][2]
Occupationbroadcast journalist, author
Spouse(s)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[edit]

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.


  • 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[3]


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