Jon Hein Biography
Jon Hein ( (Jonathan M. Hein) is an American radio personality and former webmaster born on 24th November 1967 in New York City, U.S. He is best known for working as an associate producer on The Howard Stern Show and then as co-host of ‘The Wrap-Up Show’.
Jon Hein Age
He was born on 24th November 1967 in New York City, U.S ( 50 years as of September 2018)
Jon Hein Education
He attended Half Hollow Hills High School West and in 1985 he joined the University of Michigan graduating in 1989 with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Media Studies.
Jon Hein Wife
In 1990 Jon married Debra Ganz, they met while studying at the University of Michigan. They reside on Long Island, New York.
Jon Hein Daughters
Jon has two daughters. In 2013 he twitters that his first daughter had gotten her first pilot greenlit at Penn State TV
— Jon Hein (@jonhein) December 11, 2013
In 2015 he tweeted that his youngest daughter had graduated from high school
— Jon Hein (@jonhein) June 28, 2015
Jon founded JumpTheShark.com, an entertainment and celebrity news website. On 20th June 2016, he sold the company, Jump The Shark, Inc., to TV Guide, the bi-weekly television program listings magazine owned by Gemstar Media Company, for a fee of around $1 million. It has however since been speculated that Hein received a figure in the range of $5 – $10 million.
Jon Hein Radio
Jon joined radio as an associate producer shortly after he sold his website. He briefly hosted the Super Fan Round table and was chosen by the staff of Stern to host ‘The Wrap-Up Show’ which premiered on 9th January 2009.
Hein has since hosted ‘The Friday Show’, when Stern took time off, alongside Gary Dell’Abate and Ralph Cirella on the Friday mornings. The show was later replaced a few months later by Master Tape Theatre (Master Tape Theatre has since moved to Howard 101 on Sundays, replaced on Howard 100 by the Best of the Week, a montage show with clips from the Monday through Wednesday show).
He has also hosted his own radio Show Geek time! and the Fast Food Show on Howard 101.In 2010 he was a host of a weekly comedy show titled The Bonus Show with Rachel Fine on the now shut down Howard TV.
He hosted Fast Food Mania on Destination America, a digital, cable and satellite channel, where he displays his expertise for food and discusses the history of various restaurants and how different foods are prepared.
Jon Hein Burger King
Hein is known for his love of fast food and has voiced his distaste for the fast food restaurant Burger King. He was subjected to a blindfolded taste test of burgers on Howard 101’s “The Fast Food Show”, where he correctly identified a Burger King, McDonald’s, and Wendy’s burger patty.
On 17th August 2010 on Howard Stern Show he revealed that he weighed 255 lbs. but refused to give up fast food. He had previously revealed on 17th January 2008 on the Stern show that he adjusts his insulin levels to be able to indulge in junk food, such as his favorite Oreo cupcake from Crumbs cupcakes.
Jon Hein Career
While at Michigan University Jon joined Comedy Company, a sketch comedy troupe, they took a year off school and toured the whole of the United States in a van. Hein revealed that they performed in places like Walla Walla, Washington and South Dakota’s School of Mines and Technology. He said that it was not smooth as at one point they performed for a crowd of just two people. They did not despair as they were honing their crafts.
Jon Hein Books
- 2016: Fast Food Maniac: From Arby’s to White Castle, One Man’s Supersized Obsession with America’s Favorite Food
- 2002: Jump the Shark: When Good Things Go Bad
- 2001: Jump the Shark
Jon Hein Salary and Net worth
He has not made his salary public but has an estimated net worth of $ 7.5 million.