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Thursday, January 08, 2015

Chauncy Glover joins KTRK abc13 as anchor

Chauncy Glover joins KTRK abc13 from KPRC 2 sister station WDIV Detroit

Chauncy Glover
Chauncy Glover

TVSpy broke the news right as I went on my December blogging break that WDIV Detroit's Chauncy Glover is heading to Houston. Glover will be the weekend morning anchor at KTRK abc13.

Chauncy Glover leaves abc13 Houston

That slot has been open since Samica Knight apparently has taken over the seat of Sharron Melton on the Disney/ABC Television Group station's weekday morning show.

So far it has been an explosive 2015 for Glover. Why? Well he started off the New Year watching the fireworks celebration in Rio de Janeiro.

You could say travelling is in Glover's blood. According to his bio, he has been around the world in productions like A Raisin In The Sun, The Whiz, The Piano Lesson, The Scottsboro Boys and the The Vegas Show.

That musical talent led Glover to perform for the American Idol judges for a "ticket to Hollywood." So if Glover ever has to ambush a Houston politician for a story, he knows how to give 'em the Simon Cowell treatment!

Cowell aside, Glover says he has shared the stage with the likes of Donnie McClurkin, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Hezekiah Walker and even Patti LaBelle.

However, Glover cites his proudest musical moment as the time he sang at Rosa Parks funeral.

Besides singing achievements, Glover has also starred in several independent films such as Time Is Running Out and Mamma's Boy.

When not on the musical stage or screen, you can find Glover writing plays and starring in them. He's currently working on two new plays.

But, one of Glover's most personal projects to date is a new book about the loss of a sibling. Growing Up Glover will be a tribute to his younger brother Marchas.

Always an entertainer at heart, Glover says he was able to mix his strong faith with his vocal work. At age 5, Glover was already singing in his church. That experience would lead him to direct choirs across the United States. Glover's bio states he is a former Minister of Music for the Fourth Street Baptist Church in Columbus, Georgia and Big Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church in Madison, Alabama.

As someone who has been blessed with a lot of talent, Glover remembers to give back to the community. The eponymous Chauncy Glover Project - CGP is an extensive hands-on mentoring program in Detroit, MI created to groom inner-city teenage boys into upstanding and accomplished gentlemen. No word if Glover will move the program with him to KTRK and Houston.

Glover has degrees in broadcast journalism, music and theater from Troy University.

No word on his Houston start date, but I would expect Glover to arrive soon since his last day at WDIV was in late December.

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