Darkseid, the leader of Apokolips, formulated a plan in order to control Earth. He sent various monsters to Earth in so the heroes would fight them. There were many fights, each one caused more and more collateral damage which strained public relations between the heroes and the public. In order to seal the deal, he sent Glorious Godfrey to Earth, who took the name of G. Gordon Godfrey and became a popular reporter. He is a member of Darkseid's elite and a master manipulator. As a talk show host he publicly slandered heroes and lead various rallies against them. He also used hypnosis on people and have them run the heroes out of Earth. At one of his anti-hero marches, the heroes are able to free his controlled humans. As a last ditch effort he puts on the helmet of fate to attack them; however he is defeated, and sent to prison. The Female Furies later broke him out. He later makes cameos among others on Apokolips.
In the show, Justice League, Godfrey appears in the episode "Eclipsed". He uses collateral damage, merchandise, and utter timing to his advantage to slander the league. He has an effective point until the league stops an asteroid from hitting Earth. Then his show gets moved and he loses opinion. In this show he is voiced by Enrico Colantoni. Also in this show he is not an alien from Apokoplis. He refers to himself as the "Glorious One" on his show.
In the show, Smallville, Godfrey appears as a radio talk show host who is against illegal aliens and vigilantes. He later becomes a possessed human puppet for Darkseid.
He later appears in Young Justice where all through out the second season he constantly slanders all heroes. When the Reach comes to Earth he welcomes them however he later helps the public kick them out. It seems as though he is against all aliens in Earth and only appreciates government and Earth help. However in the last episode it turns out he is secretly working with Darkseid and Vandal Savage on Apokolips. He also endorsed Lex Luthor for defense secretary. In this show he is voiced by Tim Curry.