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: Steubenville Catholic Central High School, Mount Union College, University of Akron School of Law, J.D., Temple University School of Law, LL.M.

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 is thrilled to be working for the station she grew up watching.

Julie smiles when she thinks about 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 continued developing her trial expertise by earning her Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) in Trial Advocacy with Honors from Temple University’s School of Law. Julie received the Edward D. Ohlbaum Award for her commitment to the Art of Trial Advocacy and the Faculty Award for her outstanding academic performance.  Julie is the only graduate in the history of Temple’s LL.M. in Trial Advocacy program to receive both awards.  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 loves rekindling old Pittsburgh friendships and welcoming new ones!

most recent stories2 Julie Grant

6-Month-Old’s Broken Arm, Fractures Lead To Charges Against New Brighton Mother

A Beaver County mother is facing charges after her 6-month-old’s broken arm led to the discovery of more alleged abuse.


Police Searching For Suspect In Hit-And-Run That Injured Woman

Police are searching for the suspect of a hit-and-run that left one woman recovering from a broken leg.


Unusual Encounter Between Pa. Lawmakers During Committee Causes Stir

An unusual encounter between two Pennsylvania lawmakers during a committee hearing got, you could say, “touchy.”


Refunds Available For Victims Of Western Union Fraudulent Transfer Scam

If you were tricked by scammers into wiring money through Western Union, you may be able to get your money back.


Man Sues Kennywood, Says He Got Eye-Eating Parasite While On Raging Rapids Ride

A lawsuit has been filed against Kennywood alleging that a man contracted an eye-eating parasite from one of the park’s water rides.


Police Chase Suspect Taken Into Custody After Being Cornered On Rankin Bridge

The Rankin Bridge was closed for nearly three hours early Wednesday morning after police cornered a suspect.


Man Pleads Guilty To Hate Crime At South Hills Village Restaurant

A Pittsburgh man has pleaded guilty in federal court to a hate crime, the alleged attack of an Indian man who the suspect thought was Muslim.


Clairton Family’s Dog Taken To Kennel After Getting Loose, Adopted Four Days Later

Desperate to get their dog back, a Clairton family is pleading for help. Their dog was picked up after running loose, taken to a kennel and then adopted four days later.


Shoppers Get An Early Start To Black Friday Shopping

Pittsburghers cut their Thanksgiving short to get a jump on Black Friday shopping.


‘Always Give’: Restaurant Owner Makes It Her Mission To Feed The Homeless On Thanksgiving

Ms. Jean, of Jean’s Southern Cuisine in Wilkinsburg, opens her restaurant doors every year at Thanksgiving to those less fortunate.


DA Drops Charges Against Man In Violent Arrest Outside Of PPG Paints Arena

All charges have been dropped against a man who was accused of interfering with an arrest outside of PPG Paints Arena.


Unidentified Man Struck, Killed By Vehicle In Wilmerding

Police are investigating after a pedestrian was hit and killed by a vehicle in Wilmerding Monday morning.


Teen Charged After His 7-Year-Old Nephew Accidentally Shoots Himself With Stolen Gun

A 7-year-old boy from Penn Hills is recovering after accidentally shooting himself.


Some Charges Dropped Against Suspect’s Boyfriend In Teacher Assault

The second person accused of attacking a Pittsburgh city school teacher on the North Side went before a magistrate judge.


Man Accused Of Killing Two While Driving High Goes Before Magistrate Judge

The Saltsburg man police say killed two people while driving high on fentanyl and marijuana went before a magistrate judge today.
The families and friends of those killed were in court as well.



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