Julie Glenn

Julie Glenn is the host of Gulf Coast Live. She has been working in southwest Florida as a freelance writer since 2007, most recently as a regular columnist for the Naples Daily News. She began her broadcasting career in 1993 as a reporter/anchor/producer for a local CBS affiliate in Quincy, Illinois. After also working for the NBC affiliate, she decided to move to Parma, Italy where she earned her Master’s degree in communication from the University of Gastronomic Sciences. Her undergraduate degree in Mass Communication is from the University of Missouri at Kansas City.

Fluent in Italian, Julie has also worked with Italian wine companies creating and translating web content and marketing materials. Her work has been featured in international, national, and local magazines. She has served as president of the local chapter of Slow Food where she remains on the board. Her interests include cooking, traveling, and spending time with her family.

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The British newspaper “The Guardian” last month revealed a piece of property in the middle of Florida that happened to be owned by none other the President Donald Trump. He bought it in 2005 for one dollar from a woman who’d bought it a month prior for more than $3,000.

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On Friday, the man accused of killing his wife and five young children in Collier County in 2009 will be in a court trying to prove he can represent himself at his murder trial. It's what Mesac Damas has been asking for since his arrest shortly after the murders, when police tracked him down in Haiti.

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Florida sends more juveniles to adult court than any other state. Teens tried and convicted in Florida courts face longer sentences than adults found guilty of the same crime. At the same time, a juvenile tried as adult in Florida is less likely to face jail time than their peers tried in juvenile court. Those are just some of the findings of a new FSU study looking at how Florida treats juveniles transferred to its adult courts.

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A national survey of more than 4,700 public school educators singled out state-by-state barriers to a good education. Florida teachers say family engagement, home internet access, and reading outside of school are key to learning. But teachers in the Sunshine State were also more likely to spend money out of their own pocket for classroom materials, despite Florida schools getting more discretionary funds from local PTAs and school districts.

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A wine list that stands taller than a restaurant menu can be either intimidating or intriguing, depending on your familiarity with the grape. In Southwest Florida, there's no shortage of award-winning wine lists: from Sarasota to Marco Island there are almost 50 which have received recognition from Wine Spectator Magazine. But only a select few receive the magazine’s “Grand Award.” In fact, only two restaurants in the state of Florida achieved that level this year, one of which is in Naples.