Nancy Glass

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Nancy Glass
Born 1957
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Occupation producer, writer, television/radio host
Years active 1976–present
Spouse(s) Charles Lachman
Children 2

Nancy Glass is an American television and radio host, writer and producer.

Career[edit]

Nancy Glass is currently the owner of Glass Entertainment Group. Her company has produced two thousand hours of programming for various networks including: A&E, E!, TLC, WE, LOGO, National Geographic, Animal Planet, Travel, HGTV, DIY and XM/Sirius satellite radio. They have also produced hundreds of on-line programs. As of May 18, 2015, the company launched an Advertising & Commercial Division, headed by the firm’s Director of Business Development, Ben Fetterman, due to its expanding commercial clientele.[1]

Previously she was an on-air personality. In 1993, Glass was an anchor for the King World syndicated news magazine, American Journal. She hosted the show until 1997 when she left to do a pilot for her own talk show for ABC. Previous to that she was senior correspondent and weekend anchor for Inside Edition. While working at Inside Edition she became the first person in syndication nominated for a national News Emmy. She came to Inside Edition from another nationally syndicated news magazine, THIS EVENING. It was the first national news magazine where the solo anchor was a woman. Before that, she had three jobs at once. She was the co-host of ATTITUDES on Lifetime. Attitudes earned her an Emmy nomination as Best Daytime Talk Show Host. While hosting ATTITUDES she also hosted a nightly news magazine show EVENING MAGAZINE airing on KYW (then the NBC affiliate) in Philadelphia and added humor to the PBS series Sneak Previews, reporting on the weekly "turkeys".[2] Prior to this, she was the weekend anchor and reporter for Channel 5 in New York (WNYW). She worked in New York after spending a year working in Cleveland at the NBC-owned station where she had three jobs at once. She hosted the morning talk show (ZAP!) and an afternoon dance show, and contributed movie reviews to the 11 pm news. She got her job in Cleveland right out of college.

She began her television career while attending Tufts University in Boston. In her sophomore year she became a management trainee at WBZ which was then the NBC affiliate. In her junior year she became a producer. She went on the air in her senior year as a tipster on Boston's Evening Magazine program.

Other notable television and radio jobs include: Co-Host of the Miss America Pageant in 1997, Host of the Discovery Channel's A World Away series, Host of the Discovery Channel's On The Inside, repeatedly appeared as a square on Hollywood Squares, hosted HGTV's Smart Design, hosted a popular morning radio show in Philadelphia on STAR 104.5. She also hosted the emmy-nominated Gardens Great and Small on PBS. She was also the host of HGTV on the radio and The Pet Hour. Both were heard on Sirius/XM Satellite radio.

When not overseeing her company, Glass Entertainment Group, Glass has appeared as a guest or guest-host on such programs as The Daily Show, The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, CNN Larry King Live, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, CBS Morning News, Hollywood Squares, Court TV, MSNBC and as a host on WOR-radio in New York City. She has been featured in: People, Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide, Redbook, Ladies Home Journal, Bazaar, Vogue, Fitness, Glamour, Time, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer and hundreds more publications.[3]

Glass is Vice Chair of the Board of Advisors at Tufts University’s School of Arts and Sciences. In this capacity, through her generosity, she has enabled the educational establishment to set up an endowed scholarship for one of their students. Glass explained, “The more I learn about the school, the more I admire the way it is run and the goals set by the administration. Scholarships are very important to Tufts and I want to show my support by giving. I want as many kids as possible to have the phenomenal experience that I had at Tufts.”.[4] As well, in 2009, Glass pledged an undisclosed amount of money for an endowed scholarship for the Beyond Boundaries capital campaign for Tufts.[5]

She keeps connected to her Philadelphia community by participating as a judge for World Class Greater Philadelphia

Glass is married to Charles Lachman,[6] author of "The Last Lincolns", "In the Name of the Law", "Footsteps in the Snow" and "A Secret Life...The lies and scandals of Grover Cleveland". Charles Lachman is currently the Executive Producer of Inside Edition, an entertainment show run by CBS.

Awards[edit]

Nancy Glass is a six-time Emmy award winning television Host, Writer, and Producer. Her Emmys have been given for writing, producing, and on-air work.[7]

Glass was the first person in syndicated television to be nominated for a National News Emmy. She was also nominated as Best Daytime Talk Show Host for her work on Attitudes, which aired on Lifetime. It was the first Emmy nomination for a cable talk show.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nancy Glass Productions Announces Advertising & Commercial Division". PRNews Wire. Retrieved 21 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Nancy Glass Productions". Archived from the original on 2007-02-17. Retrieved 2007-04-12. 
  3. ^ "Nancy Glass Productions". Archived from the original on 2007-02-17. Retrieved 2007-04-12. 
  4. ^ "Donor Story, Nancy Glass,". Tufts Alumni. Retrieved 21 May 2015. 
  5. ^ Bogus, Alexandra. "Alumni donate despite economic hardships". The Tufts Daily. Retrieved 21 May 2015. 
  6. ^ Fernandez, Bob. "A force in the reality TV industry". Philly. Retrieved 7 February 2016. 
  7. ^ "Nancy Glass Productions". Archived from the original on 2007-02-17. Retrieved 2007-04-12. 
  8. ^ "Nancy Glass Productions". Archived from the original on 2007-02-17. Retrieved 2007-04-12. 

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