Gina Grad is a stellar radio personality and voice-over artist based in Los Angeles. She covers the news desk on the world’s most downloaded podcast Tha Adam Carolla Show. The daily comedy podcast topped the iTunes podcast list in 2009.
Unlike your regular radio show host, Gina Grad connects so well with her audience that they regard her as a friend. She ascribes this to her ability to speak freely and share vulnerabilities.
Her carefree nature is also reflected in her love of laughter, she easily bursts into giggles whenever a colleague cracks a good joke. She is well known for her saying on the popular Adam Carolla Show podcast “DON’T CARE!”.
Grad’s morning show Andy & Gina in the Morning on 100.3 The Sound, one of L.A.’s top-ranking stations, has an audience of about 2 million. She is also known for covering the news desk on The Adam Carolla Show, one of the nation’s most popular podcasts at over 1 million downloads per episode.
Pretty funny how talking, the very thing that usually got Gina Grad in trouble in school, has spiralled into a successful career path for her.
Grad volunteers at a variety of charities including the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Art of Elysium. In 2016, she collaborated with The Hugging Angels Foundation in a radio fundraising campaign to help one of her teenage listeners battling cancer attend her dream prom.
Gina Grad Biography, Wiki,
Gina Grad was born on May 1, 1978, to Marlis and Steve Grad. Radio sure runs in her blood because her father also reads sports news at KNX 1070 radio in Los Angeles. Her mum is a long-time volunteer and co-chair of Greater Kansas City’s White Theatre.
Gina was raised in Overland Park Kansas City where she attended the Shawnee Mission South High School. Growing up, Gina Grad took dancing lessons and participated in high school plays.
In tandem with her Jewish ancestry, she also attended Hebrew school at Conservative Temple Ohev Shalom. Subsequently, she attended the University of Kansas and lived in New York briefly before settling in Los Angeles.
Gina Grad started out on 97.1FM KLSX where she worked as an overnight phone screener. Since then, Grad has launched, produced and hosted several shows and podcasts. She has also featured as a news presenter and a guest panellist on The Young Turks online news network.
After KLSX flipped formats, Grad started a short-lived podcast The Bobsled which she hosted alongside KLSX producer Randy Wang. Gina and Randy started another podcast The Pretty Good Podcast which aired for six years.
The Pretty Good Podcast featured interviews with various celebrities and experts, and candid conversations about both hosts’ personal lives which garnered over 1 million monthly downloads.
Getting up the ladder wasn’t quite easy for Grad as she did almost everything just to get noticed. She attended many auditions and failed but she kept pushing on. She was everywhere; from recording promos and commercials, available to fill-in for any sick radio hosts at any time and even doing stand-up comedy, all in a bid to break through. And did she break through? She sure did.
Gina is also a voice actress, she has voiced video game characters like Rosie in Street Fighter IV and also voice-matched foreign animated series.
She is a devout Jew and leverages her faith whenever she can. Through her jokes, her stories and Hebrew slangs, she makes anyone who cares to listen know she’s Jewish. This has earned her features in articles for The Jewish Journal and The Times of Israel.
Her career as a journalist spans over a decade currently. She has worked with great radio personalities like Tim Conway Jr, Arsenio Hall, Mark Thompson and Adam Carolla.
Gina Grad is a 9/11 survivor as she literally witnessed the fall of the Twin Towers from the window of her boss’s office.
Gina Grad’s Boyfriend
Gina Grad has an Irish boyfriend Tim. The couple has not stated explicitly that they are an item, however, Gina’s social media posts show that she is madly in love with Tim.
But then, Grad has never posted a picture of her boyfriend or even tagged him to her posts. Till she deems it fit to reveal his identity, all we know about Grad’s mystery man is that he is Irish and his name is Tim.
Relationship With Adam Carolla
Gina Grad co-hosts the very popular The Adam Carolla Show podcast. She joined the show after Carolla fired his former “news girl” Alison Rosen. Grad has become a fan’s favourite since she joined the show.
The relationship between both co-hosts has remained cordial as Carolla admits that he enjoys working with Gina Grad.