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.

Nick De La Canal

Diane Siskey, the widow of Charlotte Ponzi scheme operator Richard Siskey, has reached an interim agreement to turn over $15 million in insurance money. Under the agreement reached between  Siskey and a court-appointed trustee reviewing victim claims, most of the money would go toward partial payments to victims in the scheme and to administrative expenses.

CMPD Chief Kerr Putney speaking at a town hall in June 2017.
Nick de la Canal / WFAE-FM

CMPD Chief Kerr Putney painted a mixed picture Wednesday of how his department did in terms of reducing crime in 2017. Putney says overall crime was down by more than 5 percent, but homicides were up 25 percent and rapes increased by 12 percent.

David Boraks

Test runs along the 9.3 mile extension of the Lynx Blue Line between uptown and UNC Charlotte are going well, according to Charlotte Area Transit System officials.


Clayhefner [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

Federal prosecutors announced this week that most of the nearly $2 million that Appalachian State University was scammed out of in 2016 has been returned to the Boone-based college. School officials were victims of a fraudulent billing scheme that also involved a Charlotte-based construction company.

Gwendolyn Glenn / WFAE

Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board members voted 7-2 Tuesday night to increase support for LGBTQ students by expanding the district’s multiculturalism policy. The vote followed a public hearing on the matter that was heated and, at times, combative. 

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Mecklenburg County Districting District Attorney Spencer Merriweather has been on the job for two months now after taking over for Andrew Murray, who left the office to become U.S. attorney for North Carolina’s Western district.

One of Merriweather's first acts was a reorganization of prosecution teams. Sexual assault, for example, will now be prosecuted by the same group that prosecutes domestic violence and child abuses cases under a new Special Victims Team. Before, sexual assault cases were prosecuted by the team that takes care of robberies and other types of assault.

York County Sheriff's Department

Flags are flying at half-staff in York County and other parts of South Carolina in memory of a York County law enforcement officer killed while trying to apprehend a domestic violence suspect this week.

A York County law enforcement officer is in critical condition and three others are being treated in the hospital after a domestic violence suspect shot them early Tuesday.


Updated 3:10 p.m

A York law enforcement officer is in critical condition and three others are being treated in the hospital after being shot early today by a man who was being sought in a domestic violence incident.

Michael Tomsic

It’s been a little over a year since federal investigators caught up to Charlotte businessman Rick Siskey and the Ponzi scheme he was running. He committed suicide a few days after court filings indicated that he was under investigation.