Julian Glover | ABC7 KGO News Team
As a kid, it wasn't unusual for me to get in trouble with teachers for being chatty in class. The gift of gab came easy - maybe too easy. Thank goodness for me, Thomas G. Pullen Elementary School had a burgeoning communications program and, by sixth grade, I was "majoring" in media production. What did I know about media production? Not much at the time. But I have no idea where I would be without that experience as a kid opening my eyes to the field of communications and journalism.

I made the trip out to the Bay Area to join the ABC7 News team as South Bay Reporter and fill-in anchor in December 2019. In January 2021 I accepted a new position with the station, leading our coverage of Race, Culture & Social Justice. The creation of this position is a demonstration of ABC's commitment to covering pressing issues affecting marginalized communities in a more comprehensive and culturally competent manner. I'm honored to take on the responsibility.

Prior to joining the ABC family, I was the primary morning anchor at WOIO-CBS 19 in Cleveland, Ohio, where I anchored the morning news and hosted an innovative podcast-turned-talk show "Sunny Side Up." During my time in Cleveland, I covered the Dayton Mass Shooting, medical breakthroughs at the Cleveland Clinic, the Cavaliers' appearances in the NBA Finals, and, of course, lots of snow.

Before calling Cleveland home, I worked at WAVE 3 News in Louisville, Kentucky, as an anchor and reporter. I anchored breaking news for the station's #1 rated morning show and reported on everything from the UofL basketball scandal (both times), American Pharoah's historic Derby win, the Kim Davis gay marriage saga, and anchored the news the morning after the passing of "The Greatest," Muhammad Ali. I won an Associated Press award for my coverage of the heroin-opioid epidemic and the toll it took on children born addicted.

I was lucky enough to start my career in sunny South Florida. I worked as a breaking news reporter and fill-in anchor at Fox 4 in Fort Myers and as an associate producer at the CBS owned & operated station in Miami, WFOR. My investigative work in Fort Myers earned me my first Emmy nomination.

I am originally from Washington, D.C. and grew up in the surrounding suburbs in Maryland, where much of my family is still located. I'm an alumnus of the University of Miami and a proud Miami Hurricane who bleeds orange and green. I earned my Master of Science in Communications from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University with a specialization in journalism innovation. I currently serve as an adjunct professor for Syracuse's Communications@Syracuse online graduate program in communications. It's an honor (and a lot of fun) to help train the next crop of journalists.

I couldn't be happier to call the Bay Area home and I'm looking forward to exploring all it has to offer. I love live music and festivals, the arts, a good laugh and great food. Please send your favorite restaurant recommendations my way!

You can catch me most mornings reporting for ABC7 from the South Bay. If you have a story ideas, shoot me an e-mail at Julian.x.Glover@abc.com or @JulianGABC7 on social media.

Julian's Stories
Black East Oakland homeowner beats system after lowballed $155K in appraisal
Braunz Courtney, a Black man, spent upwards of $100K in renovating his East Oakland home. He was stunned when an appraisal on the property came in lower after the work was completed. Here's how a mortgage broker helped him beat the system:
State assembly holds hearing on racial disparities in housing, advocates call for review of federal standards
"There should be a robust review of federal appraisals standards including ethics standards, increased training in unconscious bias for appraisers, and expanded initiatives to bring more appraisers of color into the field."
EXCLUSIVE: Starbucks apologizes to Black man over alleged incident of discrimination at San Jose store
"Why me?" The San Francisco resident says he was told to step outside of a San Jose Starbucks while he said other customers were allowed to enter. He believes it happened because he's Black.
Black Girls CODE creates 'future tech bosses' in Bay Area, beyond
"We call our girls future tech bosses." This organization inspires the next generation of STEM leaders.
Oakland launches civilian crisis response team to handle nonviolent mental health calls
"It's a step towards a world where we don't craft public safety out of violence. We craft it out of community care and holistic and loving resources and support."
Pushed Out: How excessive school discipline against Black girls leads to drop out, incarceration
"They suspended her 23 times in one year." Excessive school discipline against Black girls puts them on a fast track to the school-to-prison pipeline, here's how:
ABC's Cecilia Vega shares journey to being 1st Latina named chief White House correspondent of English network
"My family never would have expected anyone in our family to end up working at the White House, what an example of the American dream. To have the granddaughter of Mexican immigrants working at the White House."
$10K student loan forgiveness? That won't cut it for many Black, Latina women
"It's a social justice issue and racial equity issue." Women carry two-thirds of the $1.7 trillion Americans owe in student loan debt. Black women are more likely to carry higher amounts of loan debt that fall into delinquency.
EXCLUSIVE: Look inside Bay Area nonprofit helping youth of color become EMTs
"That's changing the trajectory of somebody's life." A pilot program has launched in San Francisco to provide Black, Latinx, and Asian-Pacific Islander youth with an opportunity to become EMTs and advance their careers.
Bay Area mother writes 'My Brown Skin' children's book, putting Black boys in spotlight
"We live in a world where little Black boys grow up to be feared as men because of the color of their skin. I wanted to change those narratives."