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.

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Students at numerous high schools in Charlotte and surrounding areas joined the National School Walkout Wednesday. It was organized as a way for students to express their concern about gun violence and honor the 17 victims gunned down at a high school in Parkland, Florida, last month. 

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Students at many schools throughout the Charlotte region plan to observe the 17-minute National School Walkout Day in a variety of ways Wednesday. The event, scheduled for 10 a.m. at many schools, will honor the 17 people gunned down at a high school in Parkland, Florida, last month and focus attention on school safety.

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Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles says she expects a formal study of CMPD compensation will result in the city doing a better job of retaining and recruiting officers.

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Red light cameras are back on the radar of Charlotte officials despite a recommendation from city manager Marcus Jones to not use them. But Mayor Vi Lyles and some council members want more information to justify his decision.

The Union County school board voted Tuesday night to assign about 4,000 students to different schools next year. That reverses some of the changes the board made as part of another big reassignment in 2014. Board members say too many schools are now underutilized and they want more students to go to schools closer to home. 

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In a Tuesday visit to Charlotte, North Carolina - a city still stinging from not making the finalist list for Amazon’s second headquarters - Gov. Roy Cooper said having a well-trained and high-tech workforce is his administration’s number one priority. Cooper made the statement during a tour of Siemens Energy, where he met Central Piedmont Community College students working as apprentices.

Tonieh Ross, a Charlotte resident who grew up in Liberia, said Billy Graham's style of preaching was what made him special.
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Dignitaries and celebrities were among the estimated 2000 people invited to the funeral of Rev. Billy Graham on Friday. President Donald Trump, the First Lady and Vice President Mike Pence attended the service that was peppered with humorous remarks by family members as they reflected on the impact Rev. Graham had on their lives.

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The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, or CIAA, men’s and women’s basketball tournament is in full swing with more than 100,000 people expected to pour into the city for the event.

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The attorney for the family of Keith Lamont Scott says he plans to file a lawsuit against the city in an effort to secure a settlement for Scott’s family.


Figuring out what is the best time for schools to open is something parents and schools officials don’t always agree on. Many studies show that later school start times have many benefits including better student performance in the classroom, lower absenteeism rates, improved mental health and fewer auto accidents for older students.