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Glenn Forbes

Glenn Forbes

Supervising Producer - Newscasts

Expertise: Newscasts, broadcast writing, audio editing

Education: Mentor High School
The Ohio State University, public affairs journalism and political science

Favorite spot in Northeast Ohio: Quail Hollow


Glenn Forbes has worked in newsrooms in Toledo, Columbus and Cleveland. Glenn moved back to the Cleveland area to work at radio station WTAM as a news anchor in 2011 and was also the executive producer for “The Mike Trivisonno Show.” Glenn held various roles at WOIO-TV, including assignment editor, general assignment reporter and sports anchor. He was hired by Ideastream in 2018 as a host/producer and became supervising producer in 2022 following the merger with WKSU.


  • Extensive hosting experience at WTAM and WKSU, including “Morning Edition,” “All Things Considered” and “Sound of Ideas”
  • Press Club of Cleveland, Best Radio Newscast

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