Molly Grantham

News Anchor
Charlotte, NC
Molly Grantham

Anchor. Author. Speaker. Mom.

Molly Grantham is a three-time EMMY-award-winning journalist and the anchor of WBTV News at 5pm, 6pm, and the solo-anchor of our 11pm show. She has been named "TV News Reporter of the Year" for both Carolinas, one of Mecklenburg County’s “50 Most Influential Women,” and "Charlottean of the Year," by Charlotte Magazine.

Molly has written two popular books, is often asked to speak to both corporate and women's groups, 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, local children facing a variety of uphill medical battles. She writes about their journeys—the Good, the Bad, and the Always Real—through Facebook (

Her first book, Small Victories: The Off-Camera Life of an On-Camera Mom, is 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 >>

In 2018, Molly gave a TedxCharlotte Talk called “The Real We Are” on stereotypes about women and image... not something you expect a television news anchor to tackle, being that her career is visual and harshly judged. (Watch here >>

You might often find Molly talking about and getting involved in cancer work, because cancer has hit her 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.

Molly and her husband, Wes, have an 11-year-old daughter, an 8-year-old son, and a 2-year-old son who was born in 2020, smack in the center of COVID.

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

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill