Molly Grantham is a journalist extraordinary who has pushed her way to fame in the field through sheer hard work and immense dedication. Her struggle saw her take defined steps which were characterized by persistence in doing what she believed to be her duty at reporting. The two-time Emmy award winner carved a niche for herself and has done well at becoming a name to reckon with.
With Grantham’s prowess, she has worked in diverse fields of journalism including investigative journalism. She didn’t stop there as she has engaged in different charitable works more especially as it concerns cancer patients. In addition to all of the above, she is a wife and a mother of two. Read on for details.
Molly Grantham- Biography, Age
Born as the only daughter of her parent’s four children, Molly received an ideal upbringing in her hometowns of Lancaster and subsequently Pinehurst, North Carolina. Her parents are Joseph Michael Grantham and his wife Wilsie Moss Hartman but their respective occupations are not known, hence it is not certain which of them influenced molly to take up a career in journalism.
For her early education, Molly attended McCaskey High, finished in 1995 and moved on to the university of north Carolina for a degree in Broadcast Journalism. She graduated in 1999 and took up an internship opportunity at ABC TV (Australian Broadcast Corporation) located in Sydney.
Husband if Married
Molly Grantham has been off the market for a while now; she is happily married to Wes Hyland. The two tied the nuptial knot on the 17th of June, 2007 at Fort Fisher, North Carolina. Theirs has so far been a peaceful union devoid of the controversies and scandals that often mark marriages that are in the spotlight.
The couple has been blessed with adorable two kids – a daughter by name Parker who is 4 years older than her younger brother Hutch. The story of Molly’s family wouldn’t be complete without a mention of the family dog; Fisher, who was adopted from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police department’s Animal care control.
Other Facts About Molly Grantham
Molly Grantham’s career progression has been a very fascinating one decorated with a good number of meaningful experiences garnered working with different media houses both big and small. She started her broadcasting career in 1999 as a reported working with WTVD-TV in Raleigh-Durham; this was a part-time gig. In search of a more permanent fixture, Molly Grantham made VHS tapes of her reporting job with WTVD-TV and sent them to over 70 stations across the country in the hopes that better offers would come her way when they see how much zeal she has for her work.
Fortunately, WLEX-TV In Lexington, Kentucky reached out after watching the video and hired her. She worked here for over 3 years after which she again desired bigger challenges. Grantham went ahead to again send her work tapes to different stations in search of newer frontiers to wrestle. Again, her method worked as an offer came in 2003 from WBTV News in Charlotte which is where she has been.
At WBTV News, she has been given the opportunity to cover many stories and produce documentaries relating to societal issues like gangs, terrorism, military and lots more. Her sensational performance earned her a lot of awards and Emmy nominations in the total number of 9. At the top of the list of awards she has won are the Emmy award (2008 and 2014), the “Promise of one“ from Charlotte’s Susan G. known for her duty towards the fight against cancer, and the Green Eyeshade Awards for ‘Public Service in 11 states.
Outside of her work life as a journalist, Molly has been a great blessing to humanity as she is engaged in many advocacy Programmes such as March Forth with Hope Foundation and the Sach Ramsey Children’s Cancer Fund’. The Cancer Fund is pretty close to her heart as she revealed that her mother battled with cancer twice, therefore, she is passionate about helping people with such problems overcome too.
The journalist also owns a website ‘CorkPorkGifts.com’, where she sells recycled corks which are made into unique gifts.
Molly Grantham’s Net Worth
As a news anchor working for WBTV, it is certain that Molly Grantham earns a very decent salary. From estimations, a WBTV producer earns an estimated salary of 47,831 dollars a year, whereas a journalist makes 33,000 dollars per year. Going by this, the range of Molly’s earnings is definitely somewhere around the scale of 33,000 a year. From this and the much she makes from the sales on her website, reliable sources estimate her net worth to be about $2 million.