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
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Bay Area mom shares her story; Hulu doc 'Aftershock' confronts the Black maternal health crisis
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Roe v. Wade decision can disproportionately impact Black, Latinx women, data shows
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Separated from soccer during pandemic, teen now gives back to next generation of players
During the pandemic, Mirian Rodriguez lost her sanctuary on the soccer field. Now she's back -- mentoring the next generation of players.
College trustee could be among 1st LGBTQIA+ Muslims to win elected office in California
Harris Mojadedi is confronting the ideas of what it means to be LGBTQIA+, Muslim and the son of an immigrant every day.
Environmental group sues Port of Oakland, new tenant over air pollutants concern
Residents of West Oakland are extremely close to highly concentrated levels of air pollutants - reducing life expectancy by seven years on average compared to the rest of the county - according to 2016 public health data.
Emeryville-based women's activewear brand inspired by Title IX rises to $100M business
Before Lululemon and Lady Foot Locker, there was Title Nine - a company started in a Berkeley garage by a Yale athlete. And it was all inspired by the landmark civil rights legislation in its namesake.
Bay Area Muslims preparing to welcome first Ramadan with eased COVID-19 protections
"I liked the seclusion that we found (during the) stay-at-home orders and the social distancing, but I'm looking forward to the community being able to come together."
ABC7 NextGen Now: Afghan American activists, students talk fight for justice
Watch as young Afghans share personal stories, their impactful actions and demands, and their perspectives on historic events.
US plan aims to end racial, ethnic discrimination in home appraisals
The plan is part of a broader federal effort to address a wealth gap that systemic inequality has perpetuated.