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Hometown: Molly Grantham grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and Pinehurst, North Carolina.
Education: She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Family: Molly and her husband live in Charlotte with their daughter Parker and dog Fisher. They adopted him from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Animal Care & Control Division.
Career: Molly co-anchors WBTV News at 5:30 and 11:00, and solo anchors WBTV News at 10:00 pm on WMYT (MyTV 12). She is an Emmy-winning investigative reporter who was named TV News Reporter of the Year for both Carolinas in 2011. In 2012, Charlotte Business Journal named Molly as one of Charlotte's top "40 under 40". Also in 2012, The Mecklenburg County Times named her as one of the area's "50 Most Influential Women". Molly joined WBTV News in 2003.
Prior to working in Charlotte, Molly reported at WLEX-TV in Lexington, Kentucky and WTVD in Raleigh-Durham. She got her start interning at ABC-TV (Australian Broadcast Corporation) in Sydney, Australia.
Favorite Stories: In late 2008, Molly traveled to Los Angeles to interview Hispanic gang members known to be relocating to the Charlotte-area. Separately, she interviewed the only federal agent to ever go undercover with MS-13 and has closely followed Charlotte's three main gang busts (MS-13, Hidden Valley Kings and the Bloods).
When America first bombed Baghdad in 2003, Molly was one of the few journalists across the nation embedded in a national guard unit. Her unit was eventually demobilized.
Molly focuses lots of time featuring local children facing uphill medical battles. Among others, she has introduced us to Victoria Martinsen, Brandon Elam, Zach Ramsey, Cassidy Hooper, Emily Rose, Isabella Santos, Holt Grier, Grier Christenbury, Seth Strickland, Carey Heavner and Hope Stout. Molly still helps keep Hope's spirit alive as the co-host of the fundraising galas in Hope's name and is a board member of the March Forth with Hope Foundation.
- Molly won an Emmy for her feature series entitled "Touchy Situations".
- She has been nominated for six others, including an Emmy for her anchoring.
- 2012: Named as one of Charlotte's top "40 Under 40" by Charlotte Business Journal.
- 2012: Named one of Mecklenburg County's "50 Most Influential Women".
- 2011: Named "TV Reporter of the Year" for both Carolinas by RTNDAC (Radio & Television News Directors Association of the Carolinas).
- One of her hour-long specials, "The Sobering Truth: Underage Drinking in Charlotte", was nominated for a national award for Excellence in Reporting.
- A 30-minute investigative special she wrote, produced and hosted about the history of Charlotte gangs placed 2nd in the Radio & Television News Directors Association Awards.
- "Life in an Instant", a story she reported which took everyone into the horror of what happens in day-to-day life after a deadly accident, placed 2nd in the southeast region (11 states) for "Public Service" stories in the Green Eyeshade Awards.
Charlotte's Susan G. Komen Foundation (www.komencharlotte.org),
March Forth With Hope Foundation (www.marchforthwithhope.org),
Zach Ramsey Children's Cancer Fund (www.zachsfund.org),
A Purpose for Life Foundation (www.helpvictoria.org, set up in memory of Victoria Martinsen)
Hobbies: Molly collects wine corks and makes gifts (mainly vintage-looking bulletin boards) out of them. She also loves black and white photography, reading, writing, surfing and says she's just trying to figure out how to be able to spend every day at the beach while still getting a paycheck.