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Julie Grant brings a unique blend of experience to the FOX 8 News Team, after working as both a television news anchor/reporter and prosecuting attorney.

Julie comes to the Piedmont Triad from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she spent nearly four years serving as an Assistant District Attorney in Allegheny County.

Julie obtained her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Akron School of Law, in Akron, Ohio. She received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for achieving the highest grade in her Trial Advocacy II class.

Before becoming an attorney, Julie became a journalist.

She studied broadcast media at Mount Union College, in Alliance, Ohio. After graduating with her Bachelor of Arts degree, Julie worked in television news as a morning anchor and reporter.

Julie is full of energy and curiosity, which is perhaps why she has chosen to pursue careers in both the legal profession and the field of journalism.

In her spare time, she enjoys dancing, exercising, attending sporting events and concerts, spending time with her family and friends, and reading autobiographies.

Although Julie has called both Ohio and Pennsylvania home, she is thrilled to be a Carolina girl now!

You can watch Julie every weekday morning, starting at 4:30 a.m., on the FOX 8 Morning News!


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    The dangers of public Wi-Fi

    Before you get excited about free Wi-Fi, think about who might be able to see what you are doing. If you do not need a password to join a network, there is no way to be sure that you are not being watched. “If you are sitting in a public business and you are using their Wi-Fi, just imagine that everything you are doing you are holding it up on cards so everybody in the shop can see you,” said […]

  • Actor and comedian Jimmy Shubert has the morning crew laughing when he stops by FOX8

    You may know him from ‘Last Comic Standing’ or from his recurring role in ‘King of Queens.’ Funny man Jimmy Shubert had everyone in the FOX8 Studio laughing when he stopped by for an interview Friday morning. Shubert, who is an actor and comedian, is in the Piedmont Triad performing at the Laughing Gas Comedy Club in Winston Salem. He talked with Julie Grant about growing up in Philadelphia with a father who was a police detective and why he […]

  • How email hacks happen — and how to protect yourself when logging in

    You have to be cautious when you’re emailing. One wrong click and a hacker can turn your world upside-down. FOX8 ‘On Your Side’ examines how email hacking happens — from a hacker’s perspective. We reached out to Stephen Tate, Ph.D., the head of the Computer Science Department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, to better understand how hacking commonly happens. “The most common way that people break into email is by putting some sort of malware or virus […]

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    How to protect yourself if your email account is hacked

    While email can be a convenient way to communicate, it can be a nightmare if you get hacked. Not only is it a hassle, but you can become a victim of fraud. Taking the proper steps after an email hack can help minimize the chances of your identity being stolen. FOX8 ‘On Your Side’ asked some Piedmont residents the question: “Would you know what to if your email account is hacked?” Emily Baker from Greensboro said, “I have looked and […]

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    Why domestic violence victims can’t ‘just leave’

    If you have been fortunate enough to never have been in an abusive relationship, you may not understand why it can be extremely difficult for domestic violence victims to leave their abusive partners. FOX8’s Julie Grant spoke with Susan Brady of Family Services of the Piedmont to better understand this complex issue. Brady says one of the biggest misconceptions about domestic violence is that it is easy to leave and escape the abuse. Leaving is actually the hardest thing to […]

  • Taking control of your credit

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — If your life depended on it, would you know what is on your credit report? If you don’t, you’re not alone. Experts, however, say you should know what is on your credit report for many reasons. To take control of your credit, North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper recommends beginning with the credit bureaus and reviewing your credit report. “I think it is important for consumers to know about your credit report and get control of it,” […]

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    Last minute fitness tips to get your body swimsuit ready

    If you are pushing the panic button because bathing suit season is right around the corner, do not fret. While you will not be able to look like a fitness model overnight, you can make your own body look its best with some very simple exercise and diet tips. FOX8’s Julie Grant went to The Rush Fitness Complex on Wendover Avenue Monday and spoke with certified personal trainer Lisa Grigley. Julie learned fast and easy workout moves you can do […]

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    Groundhogs visit FOX8, seek out volunteers for wildlife rehabilitation groups

    Hansel and Gretel, two educational groundhogs, paid the FOX8 team a visit Friday, to seek out volunteers in the community. Two local wildlife rehabilitation groups came to talk about how they care for sick and injured wild animals. In order to engage in wildlife care, you must be licensed. Piedmont Wildlife Rehab Inc. and Wildlife Care Inc. are two licensed, non-profit groups that bring sick and injured animals to Dr. Paul Bencuya at Skeet Club Veterinary Hospital in High Point. […]

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    Caring for our wildlife: Local veterinarian makes it his mission

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — With a great sense of humor and a really big heart, Dr. Paul Bencuya makes a living treating domestic animals. At Skeet Club Veterinary Hospital in High Point, he is fondly known as “Dr. Paul.” There, he cares for mostly dogs and cats, but he treats wild and exotic animals too. He does not get paid for it, does not get a “thanks” for it, but he absolutely loves it. With 24 years of practice, Dr. […]

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    Fly ash and concrete: Coal combustion by-product use

    Fly ash is a by-product of coal combustion. It can be reused in concrete production as a supplementary cementitious material. “It is kind of ironic that it is a coal combustion by-product, but it reduces the carbon footprint of concrete overall,” said Eric Misenheimer, technical service manager at Chandler Concrete Company, Inc., based in Burlington. According to Misenheimer, when coal ash is added to the concrete-making process, it reduces the amount of Portland cement that is needed. Misenheimer said that by […]

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    Protecting your privacy in today’s technological world

    If you think you have complete privacy, even inside your own home, you may want to think again. Technological devices allow for an enormous amount of data to be gathered. And often times, we don’t even know it. FOX8’s Julie Grant spoke with legal expert and nationally-known Elon Law School Professor Steve Friedland to better understand how you can protect your privacy. Friedland says just as you would close the curtains and shut the door at home, you should turn […]

  • Privacy rights: Who is watching you?

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — When you want some privacy, where do you go? If you stay inside your home, what are you doing? Depending on your answer, someone may be watching you. They may also know more about you than you could have ever imagined. FOX8 spoke with legal expert Steve Friedland to better understand how you may be watched during the course of your daily activities. Friedland holds a Juris Doctor degree, a Masters of Laws degree, and a Doctor […]

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