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- 1 Who is Glenda Lewis?
- 2 Early life and education
- 3 Career in the broadcasting industry
- 4 WXYZ-TV virtual channel 7
- 5 Glenda’s mother Diana retires
- 6 Glenda’s personal life and marriage
- 7 Who is Kahn Hall?
- 8 Glenda’s likes and other interests
- 9 Appearance and net worth
- 10 Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook
- 11 Social profile links
Who is Glenda Lewis?
Glenda was born in Hollywood, California USA on 26 December under the zodiac sign of Capricorn while she hasn’t shared the exact year of her birth with her public – she holds American nationality and is popular for being an anchor for the WXYZ TV station.
Early life and education
Glenda spent her childhood in Detroit with her mother Diana Lewis and siblings but she rarely talks about them as she prefers to keep her personal matters to herself. Her mother is in the broadcasting industry as well, serving as an anchor for the Channel 7 – when Glenda got a job for Channel 7 as well, she described it like this: ‘It’s like a dream come true. I’ve been walking the halls of Channel 7 since I was a toddler, so to walk through the doors after having worked hard and being a professional in my own right, earning a place there, that’s a feeling I can’t describe.’
Thanks to her mother, Glenda grew up wanting to become a reporter, and she has succeeded in making her dreams come true – ‘When I was five, I stood in front of a mirror and held a brush as though it was a microphone, and I’d say, ‘Back to you, Bill.’
She matriculated from one of the local high schools in Michigan and then enrolled at Michigan State University, and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Advertising and Marketing.
Career in the broadcasting industry
As soon as she got her degree, Glenda started working for the WBKB TV station based in Alpena as their reporter and a photographer – she spent the next couple of years with them and other networks before she started working for the WXYZ TV Channel 7 News on 1 September 2003. As she was very good at what she does, she was nominated multiple times for Emmy Awards and won two in 2005 and 2006 – she received the title of the “Best Newscast” in 2006 as well.
Glenda can be seen co-anchoring the “NOW” show at 4 p.m. and “Action News” at 7 a.m. on TV20 Detroit.
WXYZ-TV virtual channel 7
WXYZ it is yet another ABC-affiliated TV station based in Detroit in Michigan, US and is owned by the E.W. Scripps Company which also owns the WMYD station. Both of these stations use the same studios which are located at Broadcast House on the 10 Mile Road in Southfield – it’s the same place where WXYZ-TV’s transmitter is located.
The station first aired 70 years ago on 9 October 1948 and was the second TV station in Michigan back then as WWJ-TV launched just one year before it.
Glenda’s mother Diana retires
Even though Glenda enjoyed working alongside her mother Diana, it was time for her to retire after spending over 35 years with the WXYZ TV station. Ed Fernandez, the Vice-President and General Manager of WXYZ station, stated that ‘the impact Diana Lewis has had upon television and Detroit is immeasurable. We have been incredibly fortunate to work with such a great journalist and Detroit has been fortunate to have such a strong, dedicated voice serving our community. Diana is the consummate professional and an iconic figure in the industry.’
Diana became part of the broadcasting industry in 1968 after she began working for the WPVI TV station based in Philadelphia – the first show which she ever appeared in was the “Black Book” which covered stories related to the African-American community. After that, Diana began working for the KABC station in Los Angeles as their anchor and reporter.
While in LA, Diana wasn’t only reporting but was also acting – she appeared in worldwide famous movies entitled “Rocky” and “Rocky 5” alongside popular actor Sylvester Stallone. She went on to appear in numerous TV series such as “The Twilight Zone”, “Murder She Wrote”, and “All My Children”.
In 1977 she joined the team which she will call ‘her family’ for the next 35 years – she became part of the WXYZ TV station. ‘It was the warmth I felt for people that really helped connect me to the viewers. It was part of my mission, to make a difference in the lives of everyone I met’ – she won numerous awards throughout the years such as the Silver Circle Award given by the Michigan Chapter of the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences, and two Emmy Awards.
Diana was honored in 2008 by being inducted into the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame, then also inducted into the Michigan State Journalism Hall of Fame in 2012.
— Glenda Lewis (@GlendaLewisTV) April 6, 2019
Glenda’s personal life and marriage
Glenda was dating her boyfriend Kahn Hall for two and a half years before they decided to exchange their wedding vows – the proposal was unexpected by Glenda as Kahn took her out for a romantic dinner, got on his knee right before their dessert and asked her to marry him. Fourteen months after the engagement the couple was married on 12 July 2015 – they don’t have any kids as they are more focused on their careers.
Who is Kahn Hall?
Kahn is around 42 years old but his exact date of birth is not known. He enrolled at the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit in 1998 and graduated with a degree in automotive design in 2003 and then enrolled at Walsh College in 2007 – he graduated in 2013 with MBA and M.S. in finance and began working as a senior industrial designer for Johnson Controls Inc. He has always been ambitious about his career and is now working as a program manager in seating operations for the Johnson Controls’ Plymouth campus and is working on his next promotion.
‘I’d like to stay within automotive because I’ve got almost 15 years in now. I thought for a while about investment banking and other opportunities in finance as I went through the program. But auto is in my blood, and I decided to keep it here and apply my new skills where I am.’
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Glenda’s likes and other interests
Even though Glenda is not an actress, she appeared in the “Scream 4” horror movie in 2011. She is a big animal lover and loves to spend her free time outdoors, especially in the nature – she enjoys nature so much that she had her wedding ceremony held outdoors.
Appearance and net worth
Glenda’s current age is not known as she has not shared her exact year of birth with the public. She has medium long black hair and brown eyes but her height and weight are not known.
According to authoritative sources, Glenda’s current net worth is estimated to be close to $500,000, but is slowly rising as she is actively working.
Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook
It is very common for reporters and anchors, and generally for people in the broadcasting industry to be quite active on social media platforms – Glenda launched her Twitter account in May 2009 and has so far gathered over 15,000 followers and tweeted around 6,500 times. Her Instagram account is followed by over 8,500 people while she posted around 1,500 pictures – she has a Facebook page as well which is ‘liked’ by more than 15,000 people.
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia