Robert Grant joined the Action News Jax team as a reporter in August 2020.
Before that, Robert reported in Knoxville, TN, for three years at WVLT News. He was the lead nightside multi-media journalist and also anchored the station’s Saturday morning show.
During his time in East Tennessee, Robert was awarded an Emmy for his part in team coverage of a large trash fire that sparked evacuations and environmental concerns in North Knoxville. Robert also won an Edward R. Murrow for his work on an enterprise piece featuring Knoxville College’s solo graduate at its Summer 2019 ceremony. Knoxville College is a historically black school founded in 1875, but went through a decline in the 1970’s. Robert’s work highlighted the school’s work to turnaround retention rates and rejuvenate the campus.
Robert also reported in the Black Hills of South Dakota for two years and anchored the station’s weekend evening shows. During his time there, Robert covered big stories including the Buffalo Roundup, Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, and surging meth rates on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Robert graduated from Quinnipiac University with a broadcast journalism degree in May 2014.
When not out reporting, you can usually find Robert on the golf course, at the gym, or hanging out with friends.
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