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
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."
Bay Area Black, Latina real estate couple lowballed $250K in home appraisal
"We shouldn't have to scrub Blackness from our homes to get a fair shake in society." The couple who both work in real estate say the home was valued at $900,000, but just months earlier in April the home appraised for $1,154,000 in an appraisal also ordered by the lender: a quarter-million-dollar difference.
MLK Papers Project uncovers how Martin became King with rare, unpublished documents
We know about Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream, but how much do we know about the moments in his life that shaped that dream?
Oakland street renamed after Black Panther Party co-founder Dr. Huey Newton
DR. HUEY P. NEWTON WAY: Oakland has renamed a street after a Black Panther Party co-founder who established numerous community support programs, medical clinics, food banks, and a newspaper.
Black California couple lowballed by $500K in home appraisal, believe race was a factor
The Austin family sunk $400,000 into renovating their home, but were stunned when they barely gained any value during the appraisal process. When they had a white woman pose as the homeowner, that all changed.
Hate groups migrate online, making tracking more difficult, report finds
Instead of formally joining a hate group, people who share their ideology are connecting with like-minded people online and then carrying out attacks in the real world.
Californians with chronic illness, some frontline workers will wait longer under new COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan
"I've been afraid I will die if I get the disease," said Charise Hill, a disability activist in California. "My will is sitting on my entrance table, and it's very real reality for me. The vaccine is is vital."
COVID-19 vaccine data analysis found 'warning flags' for racial equity
A new data analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation found alarming racial and ethnic disparities in COVID 19 vaccinations in the 16 states currently reporting such data.
Cast of Freeform's 'Grown-ish' discusses new season, tackling social justice
"We highlight the things that people are afraid to talk about. The topics that are typically get swept under the rug."