Lori Jane Gliha

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Lori Jane Gliha
Born Ohio
Education University of Southern California (BA)
Occupation Journalist
Years active 2002–present
Title America Tonight correspondent Al Jazeera America

Lori Jane Gliha was a correspondent for Al Jazeera America's flagship show America Tonight. She was formerly a reporter and anchor at ABC15 in Phoenix, Arizona. She has won a total of 13 regional Emmy awards. Gliha graduated Summa Cum Laude as the outstanding broadcast journalism undergraduate from University of Southern California.[1]


A native of Ohio, Lori Jane Gliha attended the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California between 1998 and 2002. She majored in broadcast journalism, minoring in Spanish. Gliha got her start at the NBC television station in Lansing, Michigan WILX-TV. She later worked as general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor at the CBS affiliate in Saginaw/Flint Michigan, WNEM-TV.


Between 2007 and 2013, Lori Jane Gliha worked in various roles at KNXV-TV, better known as ABC15, the local Phoenix, Arizona affiliate. Starting out as a general assignment reporter, she rose to solo weekend evening anchor and eventually became an investigative reporter. Gliha received thirteen regional Emmy Awards, most of which were Rocky Mountain Emmys. They include awards for best investigative reporter, best general assignment reporter, writing, and journalistic enterprise. She was also recognized for her series of stories on suicides involving the Phoenix Fire Department. Her extensive reporting led other fire departments across the country to implement new services and policies related to mental health. FEMA also asked permission from ABC15 to use the video in training sessions at the National Fire Academy. Gliha also reported extensively on the ATF Fast and Furious scandal in which agents were accused of allowing weapons to get into the hands of criminals without taking action or making arrests. She traced several guns linked to the Fast and Furious case directly to crime scenes in the greater Phoenix area [2]

Al Jazeera America[edit]

Lori Jane Gliha joined Al Jazeera America's flagship show America Tonight in June 2013, and was one of the network's first national correspondents. Based out of Washington DC, she covers stories across the country, in addition to reporting in studio along with anchor Joie Chen.[3]


  1. ^ Gordon, Claire (12 August 2013). "Lori Jane Gliha: The Gumshoe". Al Jazeera America. Retrieved 21 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Al Jazeera America to launch 'America Tonight' primetime current affairs program". New York Daily News. Retrieved 21 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Press Release. "Al Jazeera America will broadcast nightly primetime current affairs magazine". Al Jazeera America. Retrieved 21 November 2013.