Mike Glover spent 40 years covering politics as a journalist for newspapers in Illinois and Iowa, with most of his reporting career spent with The Associated Press. Mike has covered the Iowa Caucuses as they’ve evolved from local partisan affairs to the all-important, make-or-break events they are today. During presidential election cycles, Mike has been part of the traveling press for The AP, covering candidates from Jesse Jackson to George W. Bush, and including extensive stints covering Al Gore, John McCain, and John Kerry.
Mike’s work for The AP also included extensive coverage of the Iowa Legislature and state politics, where he’s seen the nature of the Iowa political scene change over the past several decades.
Mike was also a regular panelist on the Iowa Public Television series “Iowa Press” for 30 years, interviewing county officials and presidential candidates alike for a statewide audience. He has also moderated debates and hosted special election series.
Mike is frequently called upon to offer insight and analysis about Iowa politics on national networks, including MSNBC, CNN, CSPAN, and others. He is also a frequent speaker for professional organizations, civic groups, educational settings, and other venues. Mike retired from The AP in mid-2012, and has been working on a book about his career in politics.
Mike has an undergraduate degree from Western Illinois University and a Master’s degree from Drake University. A native of Clinton, Illinois, Mike served a tour of duty in Vietnam in the Air Force prior to his time at Western Illinois.
Mike lives with his wife, Betty, in Windsor Heights.
Fly Over Iowa
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