Diane Rehm

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Birthday
21, 1936
Birthplace
Washington, DC
Birth Sign
Virgo

About

Famous for her National Public Radio (NPR) program The Diane Rehm Show, this popular host interviewed such prominent political figures as Barack Obama and Bill and Hillary Clinton. Also a writer, she published several autobiographical works, including Finding My Voice and Toward Commitment: A Dialogue about Marriage.

Before Fame

She began her career in the early 1970s with a radio program called The Home Show. She later became the host of Kaleidoscope, a popular program that was subsequently renamed The Diane Rehm Show.

Trivia

She continued her radio career in spite of an ongoing battle with a speech-compromising laryngeal disorder known as spasmodic dysphonia.

Family Life

She grew up in Washington, D.C. in a Greek Orthodox Arab family with Turkish and Syrian roots. Her second marriage -- to John Rehm -- lasted from 1959 until his death in 2014.

Associated With

She conducted an emotional interview with Fred Rogers just prior to the Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood star's 2003 death.