Ashley Glass anchors "Today on 5" weekdays from 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. and produces regular, in-depth reports across all WPTV platforms.
She hit the ground running when she joined WPTV in 2022, covering the destruction of Hurricane Ian in southwest Florida and the midterm elections focused on the pulse of voters. Ashley reported live from the Treasure Coast in the very moments Hurricane Nicole made landfall. She covered the Florida execution of a man convicted of murder decades prior and shared compelling stories from family and friends of the victims in the WPTV true crime special "Bad Things Can Happen to Good People."
Prior to joining the station, Ashley worked as a national correspondent for Scripps, the parent company of WPTV. She traveled the country to tell stories about plastic pollutants harming wildlife, long COVID-19 research and fascinating cases, Juneteenth celebrations, mental health resources for children and military veterans, shrinking coral reefs weakening natural defenses against hurricanes and much, much more.
She's also worked on-air in Tampa, Gainesville and central Illinois.
Throughout her two decades as a journalist, Ashley has covered many significant news events across the state of Florida, including the Surfside condo collapse, the Gulf oil spill and recovery, the Casey Anthony trial, the final launch of Shuttle Discovery and the case against George Zimmerman.
Ashley is the daughter of a retired Navy pilot and is extremely proud of her family's service to our great country. One of her favorite moments as a journalist goes back to early in her career — when Ashley flew at supersonic speeds with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels as her father watched from the tarmac.
She graduated from the University of Florida with honors and dual degrees in telecommunication-news and political science.
Ashley resides in the West Palm Beach area with her husband and two young daughters. In her free time, you'll find Ashley and her family enjoying the beautiful beaches, eating at mom-and-pop restaurants or swinging, sliding and ziplining at area parks. Be sure to stop and say hello, and you can always contact Ashley on social media.