Julie Grant

Julie Grant is a reporter, anchor and legal editor at KDKA. She’s thrilled to be working for the station she grew up watching.
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Joined KDKA: September of 2016
Hometown: Steubenville, Ohio (my parents are Pittsburghers)
Alma Mater: Catholic Central High School, Mount Union College, University of Akron School of Law (Hopefully Temple University School of Law in May 🙂 )

Music: Classic Rock and Oldies… Really anything I can dance to! 😉
Movie: “The Wizard of Oz”
TV Show: “Fashion Police” and “Scandal”
Book: “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Dr. Maya Angelou
Hobbies: Does shopping count? 😉
Sports Team: While I LOVE all of my Pittsburgh teams, the Penguins have a special place in my heart because I cheered professionally for them after college 🙂
Food: Pizza
Local Restaurant: Girasole in Shadyside
Sport/Exercise: Zumba and lifting
Historical Figure: Jesus, then Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Nelson Mandela
Favorite Pennsylvanian: Benjamin Franklin (It doesn’t matter that he was born in Boston. He is one of the most extraordinary Americans to ever live!)
Quote: “We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” –President Ronald Reagan
Word: Kindly
Vacation Spot: The Bahamas
Holiday: Christmas
Guilty Pleasure: Shoes
Planet: I’m a little partial to Earth, since I haven’t been to any of the other ones. 😉

Facebook or Twitter? Instagram!
Cats or Dogs? My cat, Rocky :), and dogs.
Beatles or Rolling Stones? Too difficult to answer.
Comedy or Tearjerker? Comedy all the way!
Phone Call or Text Message? Phone call – there is no substitute for an actual conversation.
Mac or PC? Mac
Coffee or Tea? Both, please 🙂
Paper or Plastic? Plastic (I reuse them at home.)
Morning Person or Night Person? I am always cheerful in the mornings, but really more of a night owl.
East Coast or West Coast? East Coast, baby!
Star Trek or Star Wars? Haven’t seen much of either.

Julie Grant is a reporter, anchor and legal editor at KDKA. She’s thrilled to be working for the station she grew up watching.

Julie smiles when she thinks about how she still remembers playing in her Grandparents’ living room as a young child and hearing her Grandpap say, “Jul, put on Channel 2, please.” If he and her Nana were alive today, Julie knows they would be so proud she is working for their favorite hometown station.

In addition to having strong family ties to Pittsburgh and endless love for the city, Julie brings a unique combination of valuable training and experience to KDKA. Interestingly, she has chosen to pursue dual career paths. Julie is both an award-winning journalist and a licensed attorney. Julie has worked as an anchor/reporter at WGHP in Greensboro, NC and WTOV in Steubenville, OH. She also served as an Assistant District Attorney in Allegheny County for nearly four years.

Julie is currently working on her Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in Trial Advocacy at Temple University’s School of Law. Julie earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Akron School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Mount Union College. Julie loved being a cheerleader at Mount Union and says it was a “dream come true” to continue on and cheer professionally for the Pittsburgh Penguins!

In her spare time, Julie loves spending time with her family and friends, rooting for all the Pittsburgh sports teams and hanging out with her furry best friend Rocky (a cat she rescued in North Carolina). Julie looks forward to rekindling old Pittsburgh friendships and welcoming new ones!

most recent stories2 Julie Grant

Police Searching For Woman Accused Of Robbing 7-Eleven

The search is on in Monongahela for a woman wanted for an armed robbery.

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Police: Standoff Suspect Will Face Megan’s Law Violation Charges

Police used tear gas and several flash bangs to get suspect William Snatchko to come out of his mobile home and surrender on Mar. 20.


‘We Have Such A Beautiful City’: Pittsburgh Police Chief Doubles As Photographer

Pittsburgh Police Chief Scott Schubert watches over the Steel City in more ways than one.


Hearing For Jail Protest Suspects Pushed Back Due To Attorney Scheduling Conflicts

Eleven people accused in violent protests outside of the Allegheny County Jail were supposed to go before a Magistrate Judge Tuesday.


Second Suspect Pleads Guilty In Carrick Group Home Fatal Beating

Malik Crosby, 18, pleaded guilty to one count of involuntary manslaughter before Judge Jeffrey Manning on Monday afternoon.


Prosecutors Fight Cosby Bid To Question 2,000 Potential Jurors

Prosecutors in Bill Cosby’s sex assault case in Pennsylvania are fighting defense efforts to question 2,000 potential jurors.


Mom Accused Of Giving Sons Pills Facing Additional Attempted Homicide Charges

A mother from East McKeesport accused of giving her 8- and 9-year-old sons prescription drugs is now facing additional charges.


Teen Pleads Guilty In 2014 Fatal Group Home Beating

A teenager has pleaded guilty in the fatal assault of a resident at a group home in Carrick.


Pittsburgh Police Charge 11, Release Details In Jail Protest

Pittsburgh police have charged 11 people after protesters threw rocks, broke windows and set off “large-scale” fireworks during a protest outside the county jail.


Cosby Wants Jury Pool, To Be Picked From Pittsburgh, Prescreened For Bias

Bill Cosby’s lawyers hope to prescreen potential jurors to weed out those with opinions about the sex-assault case before jury selection begins in person.


Family Of 11-Year-Old Killed In 2015 Home Invasion Still Hoping For Justice

It has been 500 days since a home invasion shooting that claimed the life of 11-year-old David McIntyre of Mt. Oliver.


Charges Dismissed Against Darrelle Revis In South Side Fight

All charges have been dismissed against former New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis following an alleged fight with two men in Pittsburgh last month.


Jury For Cosby’s Criminal Trial To Come From Pittsburgh Area

Jurors for Bill Cosby’s criminal sex assault case in suburban Philadelphia will come from across the state.


Early Reaction To House GOP Health Care Plan Signifies Start Of Intense Political Fight

The long-awaited 123-page Republican proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act has been released. It seems the early reaction is just the start of an intense political fight.


Armed Men Dressed As Clowns Scare Children Playing In Wooded Area

Extra police are patrolling West Mifflin tonight after two men with weapons, dressed as clowns, frightened a group of children.



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