Although Glenda Lewis grew up with a broadcasting legend for a mother, it was not her lifelong dream to pursue a career in broadcasting.
When asked why she chose broadcasting after receiving her B.A. in Advertising and Marketing at Michigan State University, Glenda told the story of her first job interview. She took a personality profile while interviewing, and realized that all her best attributes related to her being a reporter.
“It was like a light-bulb went off,” Glenda explained. “I realized I wanted to be in news, so I turned down the sales position I had interviewed for.” Glenda did post-graduate work at Specs Howard School of Broadcasting to prepare for her newly chosen career path.
Glenda Lewis joined the WXYZ-TV/Channel 7 news team on September 1, 2003, as a general assignment reporter and the co-anchor of Action News Sunday at 6 and 11pm. She is currently co-anchor of The NOW at 4pm on Ch. 7 and 7 Action News at 10pm on TV20 Detroit.
Before working her way to her home town, Glenda began her career as a reporter/photographer at WBKB-TV in Alpena. She then moved on to WLNS-TV in Lansing as a reporter/anchor. Next, she spent five years at WJRT-TV in Flint as a co-anchor of ABC 12 News at 6 and 11pm before joining Channel 7.
Glenda received multiple Emmy nominations in 2005 and 2006 and was the recipient of Emmy’s for Breaking News and Best Weekend Newscast. Glenda was also honored with Michigan Association of Broadcasters Awards for Breaking News and Best Newscast in 2006.
Glenda takes journalism very seriously and is a journalist for the viewers. Their trust is an important part of her job.
Detroit has always been Glenda’s home. She loves spending time in Greektown and her favorite Detroit restaurant is American Coney Island.
Glenda also participates in many community organizations; including Big Brothers/Big Sisters, United Negro College Fund, Black United Fund, MOTTEP Minority Organ and Tissue Transplant, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the NAACP.
Glenda and her mother, veteran anchor Diana Lewis, were adopted into the Detroit history by the city council for being the first mother and daughter anchor team in the country.
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