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

Mt. Lebanon Car Theft Suspect Arrested During Rush Hour In Allentown

A man suspected in a robbery and car theft in Mt. Lebanon on Tuesday evening was caught a short time later by Pittsburgh Police in Allentown.


Police Warn Brookline Residents To Be On Alert Due To Outbreak Of Vandalism

Pittsburgh Police are warning people in the city, and the Brookline neighborhood in particular, to be on the lookout for nighttime vandals.


Source: Body Found At Larimer Duplex Was Already Decomposed Before Fire

A source tells KDKA-TV News the body found at a duplex fire in Larimer was already badly decomposed before the fire was set.


Authorities Continue To Investigate Fatal Larimer Fire

Firefighters responded to a home in Larimer on Wednesday night and discovered a dead body inside. Detectives were back on the scene Thursday looking for clues.


Flood Relief Store Helping North Hills Resident Recover From Last Week’s Storms

A flood relief store is set up in the parking lot of the Fox Chapel Plaza. Flood victims can shop for free to replace what they lost and people who want to help them can make donations.


Live Nation Offering Compensation To Upset Jimmy Buffett Fans

Some of the fans who missed portions of last weekend’s Jimmy Buffett concert at KeyBank Pavilion in Burgettstown because of long lines can now get compensation.


Pittsburgh-Based Judge Reportedly A Top Choice To Succeed Justice Kennedy

Pittsburgh-based Judge Thomas Hardiman is reportedly a top choice to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court.


Pittsburgh Police’s New K-9 Dies

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police’s new K-9 has died.


Inkling Of Truth: Suspect’s Tattoo Reveals Fake Identity

Police say a suspect tried to give officers a fake identity, but his real last name was tattooed on his neck.


Amidst Flooding Heartbreak, One Pittsburgh Family Gets Lucky

In the midst of all the heartbreaking stories of flood damage, there is one story with a happy ending on Thursday.


Kennywood Announces ‘Project 412’ Contest

Kennywood has been teasing fans for weeks about their “Project 412.” Now, they are holding a contest and the winners will be among the first riders for the new attraction.


Pittsburgh Police’s New K-9 Being Trained For Very Important Job

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police K-9 Unit is welcoming its newest member. The bloodhound puppy is expected to become the Bureau’s most effective tool in finding people.


Coast Guard Issues Reminder On Boating Dangers Ahead Of 4th Of July Holiday

If you are boating during the Fourth of July fireworks show at Pittsburgh’s Point State Park, you will be steered away from the Point.


Security Plans In Place As City Preps for 4th Of July Celebrations Downtown

People will be packing Point State Park to see the fireworks on Wednesday night, and the City of Pittsburgh is ready with a security plan.


Extensive Flood Damage Could Be Costly Setback For Pittsburgh Police’s New Mounted Unit

Last week’s flooding south of Pittsburgh badly damaged some of the equipment for the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police’s new Mounted Unit.