Award-Winning Broadcaster, Attorney, Author, Editor, Entrepreneur, Professor, Publisher, Speaker, Writer
In more than three decades as a professional sports media member, mainly in North Carolina but also nationally and internationally, David Glenn has built a truly unique, Hall of Fame-caliber resume, repeatedly earning awards, honors and/or accolades for his broadcasting, entrepreneurial, interviewing, speaking, storytelling, teaching and writing skills.
Glenn has hosted one-on-one interviews with United States presidents (Barack Obama, George W. Bush), world-renowned authors (John Grisham, Stephen King), famous entertainers (Brooklyn Decker, Kevin James, Adam Sandler) and hundreds of the most celebrated sports figures in history, including Hank Aaron, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Mario Andretti, Charles Barkley, Bobby Bowden, Bob Costas, Steph Curry, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Mike Eruzione, Wayne Gretzky, Mia Hamm, Michael Jordan, Mike Krzyzewski, Sugar Ray Leonard, John McEnroe, Al Michaels, Reggie Miller, Martina Navratilova, Arnold Palmer, Chris Paul, Richard Petty, Gary Player, Oscar Robertson, Vin Scully, Dean Smith, Steve Spurrier, Roger Staubach, Dabo Swinney, Mike Tyson, Dick Vitale, Abby Wambach and Roy Williams.
In 2023, Glenn helped launch the North Carolina Sports Network. The new multimedia platform, which covers the people, places, events and — of course! — sports in and/or impacting North Carolina, includes NCSN's new YouTube channel and a new-look version of the award-winning David Glenn Show (now available in video and audio formats), which starting in 2009 became the largest sports radio program in the history of the Mid-Atlantic region.
Additional links to NCSN and Glenn's work can be found on Twitter (@DavidGlennShow) and at the multi-purpose link below.
Among Glenn's long-standing corporate and/or educational partners are Alton Lane (Charlotte and Raleigh), Appalachian State University, Backyard Bistro (Raleigh), the Carolina Hurricanes, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Continental Tire, East Carolina University, Elon University, Excel Moving & Storage (Greensboro and Raleigh), Jimmy's bar (Wrightsville Beach), Kelly Window and Door, King Neptune restaurant (Wrightsville Beach), Lawson Insurance Group, McConnell Golf, Miller Lending, Networks Basketball, North Carolina Central University, the North Carolina Courage, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, the North Carolina Pork Council, Organize For Success, Piper's Tavern (Raleigh), the Rex Hospital Open, the SAS Championship, Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q (state-wide), Sport Clips (state-wide), Sullivan's Steakhouse (Charlotte and Raleigh), Summit Hospitality (state-wide), The Oak Scratch Kitchen and Bourbon Bar (Raleigh), The Original Salt Works (Wilmington) and Wake Forest University.
Glenn initially gained regional renown in the 1990s, as the founding editor and long-time owner of ACCSports.com and the ACC Sports Journal, which he helped turn into the best-selling college sports magazine in history. He now has covered the ACC for more than 35 years, and his articles have appeared in the ACC Sports Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, USA Today, Durham Herald-Sun, TheAthletic.com, Chapelboro.com and dozens of other newspapers, magazines and websites. After 20 years (1994-2013) as the editor of the ACC Sports Journal and/or ACCSports.com, he served as a consultant and contributor for those outlets, which he sold in 2015.
From 1999-2020, Glenn hosted The David Glenn Show, which gradually grew to become one of the largest regionally syndicated sports radio programs in the nation, heard at its peak on 25-plus AM/FM signals (including ESPN Radio affiliates and in every major NC city) in more than 300 cities and towns across North Carolina, plus parts of South Carolina and Virginia. In 2014, he helped launch and served as game-day host for the Big Tailgate Tour, a unique brand of fun, contests, excitement and prizes brought to universities and fans across North Carolina for games and special events. Earlier in his prolific radio career, Glenn served as the successful evening drive-time host at Sports Radio 850 The Buzz in the Triangle area of North Carolina, achieving ratings that represented a larger audience than those of all other Triangle sports talk shows in the same time slot combined.
In 2013 and again in 2019 (honored in 2014 and 2021), Glenn became the first person working primarily in the sports-talk-show genre ever selected as the North Carolina Sportscaster of the Year, an award first given in 1959, by the National Sports Media Association (NSMA). As a multi-time winner, Glenn joined an elite list that also includes legendary UNC play-by-play broadcaster Woody Durham (the late “Voice of the Tar Heels”), Wally Ausley (the late "Voice of the Wolfpack"), Bill Currie (WSOC-TV in Charlotte in the 1960s), Bob Harris (former Duke play-by-play voice), Steve Martin (former play-by-play voice of the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets) and Mick Mixon (former play-by-play voice of the NFL’s Carolina Panthers), among others.
Including his visits as a guest on others’ shows, daily throughout the ACC area and often nationally, Glenn regularly makes more than 500 radio and television appearances per year. He also serves as a popular emcee and/or speaker for dozens of sports clubs, civic groups, corporations, colleges, universities and other organizations.
In 2021, Glenn became an adjunct professor in the Department of Communication at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where his classes include elements of sports broadcasting (radio/TV/podcasts/play-by-play/color commentary/hosting/reporting), sports business, sports communication (fan/media/public relations), sports history, sports law, sports marketing (digital, social media) and sports writing (magazines, newspapers, websites). In 2022, Glenn was honored with UNCW's prestigious Make-A-Difference Award, which is given to select faculty in a vote of graduating seniors.
Glenn also has spoken regularly to business, communications, journalism, law and multimedia classes at Appalachian State University, Duke University, East Carolina University, Elon University, North Carolina Central University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University and Wake Forest University.
Since 2021, Glenn also has written a regular column, "Holding Court With David Glenn," at Chapelboro.com. He also is a regular radio voice/guest on 97.9 The Hill WCHL in North Carolina and dozens of other radio/TV stations and podcasts across the country.
From 2018-20, Glenn also worked for The Athletic Carolina and its parent website TheAthletic.com, the fastest-growing sports media outlet in the world, with more than 1 million subscribers. Glenn's articles often ranked among the most-read on the site, including those on Krzyzewski, Swinney, Williams, ACC basketball, ACC football, the ACC Network, the Alliance of American Football, and the Carolina Hurricanes.
Glenn also has served as an executive board member of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA), which conducted the ACC’s official All-ACC voting for decades and worked with the conference on media-related matters. Glenn also is a long-time member of ACSMA, NSMA, the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA), the North Carolina State Bar and Lawyers Defending American Democracy, among other professional organizations.
A journalism school graduate, sportswriter and sports editor long before he entered sports radio, Glenn is the author of seven ACC-related productions/publications, including “Royal Blue: The History of Duke Basketball” (Raycom), “Tar Heels On Tape” (Village Companies) and ‘The History Of The ACC Tournament” (Raycom). Glenn also contributed for many years to the ACC Basketball Yearbook, the ACC Football Yearbook, the ACC Basketball Handbook, the Prep Stars Recruiter's Handbook, PrepStars.com and many other national and regional sports publications and websites.
As a community leader, Glenn has partnered with and/or contributed to many charities, charitable events and non-profit organizations over the years, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the V Foundation, the Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic, the Carolina Hurricanes Foundation, the Me Fine Foundation, the Coach Bill Dooley Education Foundation, UNC Children's Hospital, Folds of Honor, the Grown-Ups Benefit, Healing Transitions, Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina, Special Olympics North Carolina, the National Football Foundation, the Dick Vitale Gala, the Raleigh Sports Club, the Ronald McDonald House, the Triangle Pigskin Preview, the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame and the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame.
A sports fanatic as a child, Glenn played baseball, basketball, football, hockey and tennis in his youth, and he is still attempting golf as an adult. A junk-balling left-handed pitcher and first baseman, he played Little League, Babe Ruth League and other amateur baseball from five to 24 years old. At 12, he represented Great Valley (Pa.) Little League in the early rounds of the Little League World Series.
Born in Illinois and raised in the Philadelphia area, Glenn attended college in Miami before moving in 1987 to North Carolina, where he practiced law for 17 years (1994-2010) while building his multi-media career and creating his own company, Glenn Family Sports Media. Its holdings have included the ACC Sports Journal, ACCSports.com, the David Glenn Show, DavidGlennShow.com, the Old North State Tailgate and Traveling Sports Circus, and the North Carolina Sports Network.
Glenn lives and works in Raleigh and Wilmington with his wife, "The Lovely and Talented Maria," and their dog, Oliver. Maria is co-founder of Assenter Coaching, a Raleigh-based executive coaching and leadership training company that works with organizations, CEOs and other professionals throughout the United States. The couple's son, Anthony, works in Raleigh and is a proud graduate of East Carolina University. Their daughter, Avery, is on track to graduate from Appalachian State University in 2024.
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