Not many people need to be at work at 4:30 a.m., and even fewer need to be camera ready before the sun comes up. Local Fox 8 morning news anchor Julie Grant said, “I think I’m still trying to figure out the best routine.”

Grant has been at Fox 8 for just over a year. She returned to journalism after working as an Assistant District Attorney in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. “I knew I wanted to be a journalist in high school,” said Grant. “It’s always been my dream to be able to combine these two areas of interest.”

While Grant certainly has the perfect energetic and charming personality for TV news, keeping the Triad up-to-date while on live camera is a lot harder than it looks. “News anchors have to be able to multitask constantly,” said Grant. “When you’re watching TV news and you see an anchor stumbling or getting flustered, you have no idea of everything that’s probably going there. We have people talking to us in our earpieces and we constantly have to be aware of what’s developing.”

Grant also goes out on reporting assignments and enjoys being able to make a story her own as a reporter. The Ohio native has also enjoys the sunshine and sweet tea here in the Piedmont. Grant said, “You can find a biscuit on every corner here.”

The sunshine can sometimes interfere with the sleep schedule of a morning reporter. Grant said, “It’s difficult when it’s light outside and you’re trying to go to bed.”

You can catch Grant and the team of eight reporters at Fox 8 every weekday from 4:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. !