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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VITALS
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.

FAVORITES
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. 😉

THIS OR THAT
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

Ambridge Police Looking For Man In Connection To Church Burglaries

Ambridge police are asking for help catching a church burglar.

10/13/2017

Wilkinsburg Man Robs Bank, Stops To Buy Beer Nearby Minutes Later

A suspected bank robber is behind bars Thursday after police caught him buying beer down the street minutes after the robbery.

10/12/2017

Court Transcript Shows Judge’s Grave Concern For Murdered Pitt Student’s Safety

Murdered Pitt student Alina Sheykhet had a Protection from Abuse Order, or a PFA, against her ex-boyfriend, who is the man accused in her killing, Matthew Darby.

10/11/2017

Police: Primanti Bros. Customer Called In Bomb Threat To Distract Officers From His Unpaid Bill

Pittsburgh Police say a man called in a bomb threat to distract officers because he was trying to walk out of Primanti Bros. without paying.

10/10/2017

4 Kids Injured In Rollover Crash, Driver Facing DUI Charges

A Pittsburgh woman is accused of driving drunk and getting into a rollover crash when four children were riding with her.

10/09/2017

Rep. Murphy’s Resignation Shakes Up Capitol Hill, Other Pa. Congressmen Not Commenting

The news of Rep. Tim Murphy’s resignation is shaking up Capitol Hill.

10/05/2017

Crisis Center North Turning Rescue Dogs Into Canine Court Advocates

Crisis Center North’s ‘Paws for Empowerment Program’ is turning rescued dogs into Canine Court Advocates.

10/04/2017

Father And Son Killed In Moon Twp. Crash

A father and son were killed and one woman was injured after a nasty crash at a busy intersection in Moon Township on Tuesday morning.

10/03/2017

A general view of the court before the game between the Georgia Bulldogs and Michigan State Spartans during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Time Warner Cable Arena.

‘Payola Out The Whazoola’: Agent Says Corruption Is A Pervasive Problem In Sports World

There’s a local connection to the scandal sweeping the NCAA. It turns out, a man from this area reportedly helped to break the case wide open.

09/27/2017

Police: Woman, Good Samaritans Chase, Capture Purse Thief

A purse thief is in custody after messing with the wrong people.

09/26/2017

Caller ID Spoofing Scams Putting Consumers At Risk For Identity Theft

Scammers are “spoofing” Caller ID, so you’re more likely to pick up, and it’s more than just an annoyance.

09/25/2017

Former HS Basketball Star Falsely Accused Of Rape Back In Court On DUI Charges

A former basketball standout at Chartiers Valley High School, who was falsely accused of rape, was back in court Monday — this time on DUI charges.

09/25/2017

Woodland Hills School District To Be Audited After Violent Videos

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale will soon begin a comprehensive audit of the Woodland Hills School District.

09/21/2017

Student Wrestler, Staff Credited With Saving Coach During Medical Emergency

A college wrestler and other Seton Hill University staff members are being credited with saving the life of a long-time assistant coach when he suffered a medical emergency.

09/20/2017

65 Unused Prescription Take-Back Boxes Added In Pa. After Initiative’s Success

Over 158 tons of unused prescription drugs have been collected and destroyed thanks to good citizens putting them in take-back boxes, and 65 more boxes have been added to Pennsylvania State Police stations.

09/19/2017

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