Monday, September 23, 2019

Mike Glenn leaves Houston Chronicle for Washington Times

Mike Glenn and Mike McGuff

We are losing a Houston Chronicle reporter who was fully embraced by many TV news journos.

After covering the streets of Houston, and lately Katy, Mike Glenn bids the Bayou City an adieu as he moves to Washington, DC to cover the military for the Washington Times.

“My formative years were spent in the military - first as a Navy brat and later as a Soldier in the Army in both peace and war," Glenn told The chance to cover the military in Washington is an opportunity I couldn’t pass up.”

Glenn enlisted in the Army upon his graduation from high school in Rockwall, TX.

According to his bio, Glenn spent about six years in the Army, both as an enlisted soldier and officer. During the Gulf War, he led a platoon of cavalry troopers in combat.

After his honorable discharge, Glenn attended UT Arlington receiving a BA in history and a commission as a lieutenant in the Army. The news biz came calling and Glenn attended grad school in journalism.

Glenn started as a reporter at the El Paso Times, moved on to be the Gannett San Antonio Bureau Chief covering the Air Force and them arrived at the Houston Chronicle in 2000.

"I moved here as a former Dallas resident and had the usual cliched opinions about Houston - it was a filthy, crime ridden sewer," Glenn told me. "After spending almost two decades here, I leave knowing it’s one of the most interesting and vital cities in the nation."

While at the Chronicle, Glenn regularly made my blog when he hit the stop of the social media charts.

Glenn was the first reporter I remember publicly writing about experiencing post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) while working as a journalist.

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