Glenn Bar, Senior Executive Producer at WXYZ-TV (Detroit) has retired. Bar joined the station in 1985 as an intern and, for the next three decades, steadily rose through the ranks, from production assistant to writer, then producer and, in 2003, he was named Assistant News Director.
In 2010, Bar launched the station’s ambitious project Detroit 2020, a 10-year initiative designed to confront the challenges facing Detroit and shine light on the city’s successes.
In addition to producing hundreds of Detroit 2020 stories, Bar spearheaded long-form pieces, half-hour specials and live town halls that shed light on struggling neighborhoods, race relations and the city’s historic bankruptcy.
Bar is a 1986 graduate from Michigan State University. His last day at the station was September 29.