|Born||14 June 1948|
|Alma mater||University of Minnesota (B.A., Anthropology, 1973)|
Antioch University New England (graduate school) 
|Occupation||broadcast journalist, author|
Tom Gjelten 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".
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.
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