Honoree Roundtable Moderator Bio
Glenn H. Burkins is editor and publisher of Qcitymetro.com, an independent, online news site that provides news and information tailored toward the African American community in the Charlotte, N.C., region.
Before launching Qcitymetro.com, Burkins served as deputy managing editor at The Charlotte Observer, overseeing local news, business news, regional and state news and projects. He currently writes a small business column for the Observer.
Previously, he was the Observer’s business editor, overseeing an award-winning business staff routinely recognized as one of the best in the nation for medium-sized newspapers. He also started the Observer’s Sunday “MoneyWise” section.
Before joining the Observer, Burkins was White House reporter for the Wall Street Journal. He also spent four years as The Journal's labor reporter, covering organized labor and the U.S. Department of Labor. While at the Journal he also covered NATO peacekeeping efforts in Kosovo.
Before joining The Journal, he was Africa correspondent for the Philadelphia Inquirer, based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He covered the genocide in Rwanda, the Ebola outbreak in the former Zaire and the 1994 South Africa elections that saw Nelson Mandela elected president. He also was a personal-finance columnist for the Inquirer.
Burkins began his career at the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times, where he covered Florida tourism and other business topics.
He has a degree in Journalism from the University of South Carolina and lives in Charlotte.