Who is Molly Grantham?

Molly Grantham is an American journalist and news anchor, who achieved fame through working for WBTV, a CBS affiliate station based in Charlotte, North Carolina. She has won two Emmy Awards, in addition to numerous other recognitions, having worked for the TV station since 2003. Before that she worked for WTVD-TV.

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Molly Graham Age, Childhood, and Education

Born Molly Meade Grantham in 1977 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA, but spent the majority of her childhood in Pinehurst, North Carolina; she is the daughter of Joseph Michael and Wilsie Moss Hartman and has three brothers, but hasn’t shared their names. Her father died of cancer, while her mother is a cancer survivor.

The Grantham family has a history of cancer-caused deaths, as her great-grandfather and grandfather also died from the big C. Molly went to McCaskey High School, from which she matriculated in 1995, then enrolled at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and four years later graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism.

Career Start

Before she got her first paid job, Molly had an internship at the Australian Broadcast Corporation (ABC-TV), in Sydney, Australia, then following her graduation, Molly got a spot for herself at WTVD-TV, and reported from the Raleigh-Durham community. She worked mainly on weekends for a year before she started sending VHS tapes of her reports to numerous stations across the US, and soon received a positive answer from WLEX-TV in Lexington, Kentucky. She accepted the TV station’s offer, and remained there for three years.

Molly Grantham

Move to Charlotte and Working for WBTV News

Although she became an essential part of the WLEX-TV, she wanted to move back to Charlotte, and she started sending applications to stations in that area. She soon got a response from WBTV News, accepted the offer, and since then has been working for the station. Molly has reported on numerous headline stories, and has created documentaries which NC Gang Investigator’s Association made into 5,000 copies. Some of her stories include reports on cannabis oil legislation in North Carolina, then reports on local gangs, and terrorist acts and groups.

For her work, Molly has received two Emmy Awards, the first in 2008 and the second in 2014 – she has been nominated for another nine Emmy Awards. To speak further about her accomplishments, she has received the Promise of One award, given by Susan G. Komen, and the Excellence in Reporting award for her story on “The Sobering Truth: Underage Drinking in Charlotte”. You can see Molly now in the 5:30 pm and 11:00 pm time slots.

Private Business

In addition to her work on TV, Molly has a hobby that she has turned into a profitable business – she makes vintage gifts from wine corks, including picture frames and bulletin boards, and has started her own website, CorkDorkGifts.com, through which she sells her creations. This has also added a considerable amount to her wealth.

Molly Grantham Net Worth, Body Stats, Appearance

Molly’s career has brought her decent wealth, and her net worth has been estimated at $2 million, as of late-2019. According to reports, Molly’s reputed income is around $85,000 per year, so her net worth is bound to increase. Molly Grantham stands at 5ft 7ins (1.7m), and though she hasn’t revealed her exact weight and vital statistics, it’s evident that Molly has retained a slim figure, and many think of her as a 25-year-old woman. She has blonde hair and her eyes are blue.

Molly Grantham Personal Life, Marriage, Husband, Children

This successful journalist and news reporter is also a wife and mother. Molly married on the 17th June 2007 to Wes Hyland, in a ceremony held at Fort Fisher, North Carolina. Since the couple have welcomed two children, a daughter named Parker, and son Hutch. The two also have a dog, which they adopted from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Animal Care & Control.

Philanthropic Work

Molly has found time to dedicate herself to the community, and has collaborated closely with numerous charitable organizations, including Hope Foundation and Zach Ramsey’s Children’s Cancer Fund. Given her family’s medical history, she has mainly focused on cancer research events, and has also started a segment of Molly’s Kids during her time slots, in which she tells the stories of children who are battling a life-threatening disease.

Author

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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