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!

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