Molly Grantham

Molly Grantham

News Anchor

Charlotte, NC

Anchor. Author. Mom.

Molly Grantham is a two-time EMMY-award-winning journalist who has been named TV News Reporter of the Year for both Carolinas, one of Mecklenburg County’s “50 Most Influential Women” and most recently, Charlottean of the Year in 2020 by Charlotte Magazine. She anchors WBTV News at 5:00p, 5:30p, and solo anchors the 11p. She published her second book last year in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, is a leader in social media, and is heavily involved in the Charlotte community.

Since arriving in Charlotte as a reporter in 2003, Molly has covered gangs, terrorism, and the fight to legalize cannabis oil in North Carolina. She is also well-known for #MollysKids, children with uphill medical battles. Molly follows the stories of over 100 kids a year, networking them together, promoting awareness, and helping raise funds for pediatric illnesses and research. Much of it is through her active Facebook page (www.facebook.com/WBTVMollyGrantham).

Her first book, Small Victories: The Off-Camera Life of an On-Camera Mom, sold out on Amazon in its first week. It’s a funny, real-life account of juggling too much. A perfect lead-in to her second book, The Juggle is Real, which launched in May of 2020 and encourages women to laugh through imperfections and sometimes drop balls they have up in the air. (Reviews and more, here >> www.mollygrantham.com)

In 2018, Molly gave a TedxCharlotte Talk called “The Real We Are” on stereotypes about women and image. It was well-received, in part because it wasn’t something you expect a television news anchor to tackle, being that her career is visual and harshly judged. (Watch it, here >> http://tinyurl.com/MollyTedxTalk)

Cancer has hit Molly’s family hard. Her grandfather died of pancreatic cancer. Her mom died of breast cancer in 2017 and her father, who she calls her “forever hero,” died of colon cancer in 2006. Her grandmother also battled breast cancer and her great-grandmother died of the disease. It’s part of the reason she has a huge passion to find a cure. Every year she captains #TeamMolly for Komen Charlotte’s “Race for the Cure” and over the past decade has helped that event raise millions, pouring much of it back into the community.

Molly and her husband, Wes, have a 9-year-old daughter, 6-year-old son, and baby boy who will be one in July 2021.

In her next life, she wants to be a mermaid.

Feel free to email her any story idea at molly.grantham@wbtv.com.

Books:

Education:

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Recent Articles by Molly

Charlotte skyline to light up pink to honor 7-year-old girl who died from asthma attack

Molly’s Kids: Kindergartner Alina Sossamon ‘one-of-a-kind’

Molly’s Kids: Update about Cooper Burrell

Meet the newest one of our awesome #MollysKids, Cooper Burrell

  An update on Hadley and Gentry Eddings

Dream On 3 Dream Gala going virtual this year

Hadley Davis: Molly’s Kids update

Molly’s Kids: Aiden and Gracelyn

Molly’s Kids: Michael Davis

Woman reunited with father’s 1975 class ring after reaching out from social media post

Hello from heaven: Letter received twenty years later, but just in time

Elementary principal takes break to become school elf

Hickory couple celebrates 70th wedding anniversary on Christmas Eve

Molly’s Kids: Palmer Goforth

  Local fire department buys Christmas gifts for five elementary students’ families

Holy Angels resident, Charlotte Broadway actress share stage for magical performance of “Silent Night”

  Cars line up to honor 80-year-old head custodian affectionally known as ‘Maw-Maw’ in Davidson

Belmont Santa getting creative in COVID-distancing

Molly’s Kids: Taylor Conley has leukemia

Molly’s Kids: #HunterStrong update

15 months old and diagnosed with cancer two days ago. Meet the newest one of our amazing #MollysKids

You’re invited: Virtual Friday night event for kids inside Levine Children’s Hospital

The #FillABagChallenge continues

Celebration of life to be held for late former Charlotte Knights slugger Richie Grayum

Meet the newest one of our #MollysKids: Emily Fleenor in Hickory, and her big, loving family

  New multi-million dollar Charlotte facility combines science with compassion

3-year-old who fought COVID-19 and returned to hospital is now back home again

Molly’s Kids: Khailani Hillman update for Down syndrome awareness month

Beautiful story of comeraderie and a small Main Street business thriving in Gaston County

Molly’s Kids: Granville Whitener, 3-year-old whose mother said he had COVID-19