Grant Robinson joined the Channel 2 newsroom in January of 2019 as a Multimedia Journalist.
Grant came to Channel 2 from WBIR-TV, the NBC affiliate in Knoxville, Tennessee. There, he served as a general assignment reporter and the station’s leading beat reporter covering fish and wildlife issues. At WBIR, Grant also produced several half-hour documentary specials on the 75th anniversary of Oak Ridge National Laboratory and its role in the Manhattan Project, and a special report on the anniversary of the Tennessee Valley Authority's coal ash spill at its Kingston Plant.
In 2013, Grant moved from East Tennessee, where he grew up, to Nashville, to pursue a career in the music industry, studying audio engineering at Belmont University. An internship at Nashville Public Television shifted his professional trajectory, and he changed his focus to video production and journalism. Prior to graduation, Grant completed internships at WBIR in Knoxville, as well as WKRN (ABC) and WZTV (Fox), both located in Nashville.
He has long had an appreciation for the outdoors, growing up less than 20 miles from Great Smoky Mountains National Park. While football and rugby practices occupied most of his youth, Grant's love for fishing, hiking and cycling also flourished. Those interests have continued to occupy his free time on weekends. The move to Alaska bodes well for all such activities, even if he recognizes his love for triathlons may now require a thick wet suit!
When not on assignment, Grant loves fly fishing and can’t wait to catch some keepers here in Alaska.
Have a story idea, a fly fishing hot spot to share... or just want to say hi? You can reach Grant by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.