Jeff Glor ’97 is a familiar face to many people around the world. As news anchor of The Early Show on CBS, Glor guides morning viewers through the news of the day. For Syracuse area news junkies, Glor’s rise at CBS News should come as no surprise. They may remember him from his early days at WSTM-TV, where he worked while still studying at SU.
A native of Tonawanda, New York, Glor graduated magna cum laude from Syracuse University, earning dual undergraduate degrees in broadcast journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and in economics from the College of Arts and Sciences. At WSTM in 1997, he moved from news writer to morning news anchor and later co-anchored the station’s evening newscast while handling reporting duties as well. In 2003, he joined WHDH-TV in Boston, serving as a reporter and weekend evening news anchor. He covered a number of major news events for the station, including the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens and the death of Pope John Paul II in 2005.
In April 2007, Glor became a national correspondent for The Early Show. Within two years, he was a CBS News national correspondent and anchor of the Saturday edition of CBS Evening News. Now in his fifth year at the network, Glor has covered some of the most significant U.S. and international stories during his tenure. He was embedded with U.S. soldiers in Iraq, and was one of the first journalists to report from Haiti following the tragic earthquake there in January 2009. He also covered the Beijing Summer Olympics (2008) and the Vancouver Winter Olympics (2010) and served as The Early Show’s primary campaign correspondent during the 2008 presidential election.
Among his most recent accolades, Glor was awarded an honorary doctoral degree in journalism from Suffolk University in Boston, where he delivered the commencement address last spring. He and his wife, Nicole ’99, live in New York City with their son, Jack.