Jack Lepiarz’s fans have listened to him on WBUR 90.9 FM for years and think he has the most beautiful voice. But now the Boston national public radio (NPR) news anchor has announced his departure from the station. Yes, Jack Lepiarz is leaving WBUR-FM for his dream career. His regular listeners want to know if his voice will continue to grace the airwaves. Find out what Jack Lepiarz said about leaving WBUR-FM.
Jack Lepiarz’s Education and Career
The son of a circus performer, Jack Lepiarz has had a successful career as a newsreader, thanks to his soothing tones and rhythmic delivery. He received a BS in Broadcast Journalism from Emerson College in 2010.
Right after college, Lepiarz joined WBUR 90.9 FM as a production assistant for the morning edition. He eventually moved up the ranks to become a reporter and later a midday host. In 2015, he started to host the local newscast.
Not only is Jack Lepiarz a good radio host, but he’s also a talented circus performer! When he’s not hosting shows on WBUR, he performs on stage as “Jack the Whipper,” a character he created with his skill.
Part of Lepiarz’s school days was spent in the classroom, while the other half was spent traveling with the circus, where his father performed as a clown.
Some personal news: After 13 years, today is my last day on the air at @WBUR. I’m running away to join the circus (really).
— Jack Lepiarz (@Lepiarz) February 6, 2023
This side gig has given him online celebrity status and taken him from renaissance fairs to prime-time broadcasting on national television. He has nearly two million followers on TikTok and performed in the audition of America’s Got Talent in 2022. And Lepiarz gained much popularity after performing a stunt with judge Simon Cowell.
Jack Lepiarz Signs Off from WBUR-FM
But now, Jack Lepiarz is leaving WBUR-FM in Boston to pursue his love of performing in the circus and will make it his full-time career, at least for now. He signed off for the final time on February 6, 2023.
The NPR news anchor, who is also a Guinness World Record holder, has plenty of performances coming up. His upcoming shows include the Florida Renaissance Festival from March 4, 2023, to March 26, 2023.
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Many of Lepiarz’s followers had no idea about his double career and wished him luck in his future endeavors.