Gwendolyn Glenn

Reporter

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.

Community meeting on magnet school assignment plan
Gwendolyn Glenn/WFAE

Charlotte Mecklenburg School board approved a student assignment plan for the district’s magnet programs Wednesday night. The process involved about 18 months of discussions, community meetings and hearings.

James Hoyt Wilhelm
Charlotte Observer

The CMS board voted this week to name a park at Cornelius Elementary School after Major League Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher and Mecklenburg County native James Hoyt Wilhelm.

Charlotte Observer

For the first time in 16 years, someone different will occupy the state’s attorney general’s office. Former Democratic state Sen. Josh Stein of Wake County and current Republican state Sen. Buck Newton of Wilson are in a close race to succeed Roy Cooper.

Gwendolyn Glenn / WFAE News

CMS board members heard from residents Tuesday night during the first public hearing on the district’s plan to diversify magnet programs next year. The proposal involves measuring the socio-economic status of students and re-designing the lottery to get into these schools to create a balanced mix of students. WFAE’s Gwendolyn Glenn attended the meeting and talks with All Things Considered host Mark Rumsey.

Gwendolyn Glenn / WFAE News

City Council members unanimously approved Marcus Jones’ appointment as Charlotte’s city manager. Jones, who held the same position for six years in Norfolk, Va, will be Charlotte’s first African-American city manager.

A woman in Plaza Midwood pauses at a makeshift memorial for Katherine Jones, whose body was found at the site early Saturday.
Adam Bell / Charlotte Observer

Two fatal shootings within a few days of each other last week have residents a bit on edge. Both shootings appear to be random although police are saying little about either case.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

In an effort to improve transparency at the CMPD, the department’s website now includes a page where the general public can get more information on police shootings and traffic stops.


Gwendolyn Glenn / WFAE News

Without warning, Minnesota-based Regency Beauty Institute announced on Wednesday that it was permanently closing the doors of all of its 79 campuses, including its schools in Winston-Salem, Durham and Charlotte. 

Gwendolyn Glenn

Thunderstorms doused demonstrations uptown Monday night but many residents upset over the fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott last week by a CMPD officer dressed down city officials at last night’s City Council meeting. They called for the resignations of the mayor, council members and chief of police.

Memorial at apartment complex where Keith Lamont Scott was fatally shot by CMPD police officer
Nick de la Canal / WFAE

A cell phone video has been released by the wife of Keith Lamont Scott before and after he was fatally shot by a Charlotte police officer earlier this week.


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