Gwendolyn Glenn


Gwendolyn is an award-winning journalist who has covered a broad range of stories on the local and national levels. Her experience includes producing on-air reports for National Public Radio and she worked full-time as a producer for NPR’s All Things Considered news program for five years. She worked for several years as an on-air contract reporter for CNN in Atlanta and worked in print as a reporter for the Baltimore Sun Media Group, The Washington Post and covered Congress and various federal agencies for the Daily Environment Report and Real Estate Finance Today. Glenn has won awards for her reports from the Maryland-DC-Delaware Press Association, SNA and the first-place radio award from the National Association of Black Journalists.

Siblings Reflect

Feb 27, 2017

Malcolm Graham, a former North Carolina state senator and his sister, Jackie Jones, reflect on the close relationship they had with their sister Cynthia Hurd. She was one of nine victims fatally shot by Dylann Roof at Emanuel AME Church.

An Emanuel AME Church member and a College of Charleston student talk about loss, forgiveness and hope. 

A Special Tribute

Feb 27, 2017

The Charleston church shootings affected people in different ways and how they have responded and paid homage to the victims varied as well.  Here’s one man’s tribute.

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The Catawba Indian Nation and the Rock Hill School District are wrangling over a $4.5 million debt the tribe owes the school system that dates back to 1993. Catawba leaders say they don’t have the money, so school officials may seize their off reservation property as compensation.

“They’re entitled to something, but not $4.5 million,” says Catawba Chief Bill Harris. “I mean for $4.5 million, we could have built our own school.”

The debt stems from past fees the tribe was charged for Catawba students who lived on the reservation and attended Rock Hill schools.

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Gov. Roy Cooper proposed average pay raises of 5 percent for teachers this year and next year in his upcoming budget. He made the announcement Monday at Collinswood Language Academy in Charlotte, surrounded by teachers.

Gov. Cooper says the two-year teacher pay raise will cost the state $813 million and he says taxes would not be raised to make it happen.

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In a visit to Charlotte Friday, the state’s new School Superintendent Mark Johnson says he looks forward to revamping student testing, which is one of his top priorities. He says a big flaw in testing is that results are not available in a timely manner where teachers can use them to improve student instruction. Johnson says the Every Student Succeeds Act, which replaced No Child Left Behind and gives states more leeway in education policy, offers the state the opportunity to implement better testing requirements.

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Federal Immigration officials say it's business as usual in terms of last week’s arrests of immigrants in the country illegally. There were nearly 700 arrests nationwide and 84 in North Carolina. The crackdown, as President Trump called it, has some Charlotte residents nervous. Many made their concerns known at Tuesday night’s school board meeting.

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Crime is down slightly in North Carolina schools, but overall, offenses in Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools are up.

A lawsuit filed in federal court in Greensboro Monday challenges North Carolina’s sex offender registration laws, saying they are unconstitutional.

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Providing hope to students who feel left behind and inspiring students to exceed their expectations is what Clayton Wilcox says is the most important aspect of his job as the next CMS superintendent. At his first press conference Tuesday, Wilcox says he has a lot to learn about the issues CMS faces but feels he has what it takes to move the district forward. WFAE’s Gwendolyn Glenn was at the press conference.