If you asked me a year ago when we were hosting the 2016 Upfront Summit the odds of Glenn Beck speaking at the next Summit I would have emphatically said ZERO.

The first sign that there might be more to Glenn Beck than the impressions I had had from occasionally watching a clip from his show was when he wrote a very thoughtful piece about the Facebook algorithm and I was so impressed with what he had written that I had to publicly acknowledge it at the time on May 20th, 2016.

During the election of 2016 I started noticing that Glenn Beck was speaking out against Donald Trump and the alt-right and had apologized for his role in helping divide the country through the increasingly fragmented and polarized media. After the election I watched him on a segment of Samantha Bee’s “Full Frontal” and realized there was more to Glenn Beck than I had imagined.