Glenn Ivey was raised in Rocky Mount, North Carolina and Dale City, Virginia. He attended Gar-Field High School, where he was captain of the varsity basketball team that went to the Virginia Regional Finals his senior year. Glenn then earned his college degree from Princeton University in 1983, graduating with honors. He decided to become an attorney, and graduated from Harvard Law School in 1986 and joined the litigation department at the prestigious Baltimore law firm of Gordon, Feinblatt.
Glenn later served as a federal prosecutor in Washington, D.C. As an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia from 1990-1994, he handled numerous criminal jury trials, appeals and grand jury investigations. Because of Glenn's expertise in criminal law, he was selected to be an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Maryland School of Law, and has made numerous television appearances as a legal commentator.
Before that, Glenn had extensive experience on Capitol Hill. He has served as the Chief Counsel to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, as Paul Sarbanes' counsel to the Senate Whitewater Committee, and as Congressman John Conyers' senior legislative assistant.
Glenn was elected and is currently serving as State’s Attorney for Prince George’s County, Maryland.
Glenn lives in Cheverly with his wife, Jolene, and their five sons. He also has an older daughter from a previous relationship.