Natalie Grant spent most of her career at KBJR-TV and worked in multiple roles during the past four years. But now, the journalist is moving on to the next step of her career. Natalie Grant is leaving Northern News Now in early March 2023 and has since counted down the days to her farewell from the station. Residents of Duluth, Minnesota, have been curious to know where she is going next and if she will continue in broadcasting. Find out what Natalie Grant said about her departure from Northern News Now.
Natalie Grant’s Education and Career
After graduating from Eden Prairie School, Natalie Grant attended the University of Minnesota Duluth from 2014 to 2018. She also did a semester abroad in Spain.
While in college, she first joined KBJR-TV as an intern. She also worked at the campus news outlet, The Bark, as a reporter, social media manager, and editor-in-chief before receiving her degree in journalism and political science in 2018.
Grant returned to KBJR-TV soon after college, starting as a producer in 2019. A year later, she was promoted to weekend anchor on Northern News Now. Since 2022, she has anchored the morning newscast on Northern News Now and produced the format.
I have some bittersweet career news to share with all of you ❤️ pic.twitter.com/IGhPJZTIXI
— Natalie Grant (@naniigrant) March 1, 2023
Natalie Grant to Exit Northern News Now
The Eden Prairie native has become quite at home in Duluth. And earlier this month, she expressed this sentiment in a statement on her official social media.
In the same statement, Grant announced that she is leaving Northern News Now. Her last day on the air at KBJR-TV is Thursday, March 16. (In her initial statement, she stated her final newscast would be March 17, but later said it was March 16.)
After signing off from Northern News Now, the anchor is heading to Washington. Starting in April, she will be a reporter at KXLY 4 News in Spokane.
Grant was grateful for all the people she met through Northern News Now, including her team and colleagues, as well as the local community. As much as Duluth would’ve preferred having Natalie Grant on local airwaves, they’re glad for her advancing career and wish her well.