Drew Grant is a pop culture writer that worked at The New York Observer and a correspondent journalist for US media houses like The New York Times, Forbes, Cosmopolitan, and others. She is also famously known as the former Ari Melber wife, an American attorney and journalist who is the chief legal correspondent for MSNBC and host of “The Beat with Ari Melber”.
Grant is an American journalist born in New York City who is currently in a relationship with Richard Alexander. She is active on Instagram and there are lots of publicly available information about her that you will learn in this article. First, let us look at a summary of the biggest facts about her.
Top ten important facts about Drew Grant
- Drew Grant was born on 25 May 1984 in Park Slope, New York City, US, and she will turn 37 on her birthday in 2021.
- She grew up in Delaware with her parents and a sister named Hannah Grace.
- Grant graduated from Oberlin College in 2006, aged 22, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language and Literature.
- She started her career in journalism working as a pop culture editorial assistant at 236.com in 2007.
- After about four years of moving from one job to another, she finally got employed at The New York Observer in 2011.
- During her time with The New York Observer, Grant went from staff writer to the arts and entertainment editor, and also started a TV show and series review blog called tvDonwload, but the blog ceased to exist in 2015.
- She got married in 2014 to Emmy Award-winning journalist and former American attorney, Ari Melber, popularly known as the chief legal correspondent for MSNBC and host of “The Beat with Ari Melber”.
- She and Ari Melber divorced in 2017, the same year she left The New York Observer and moved to Los Angeles to take over the role of Managing Editor for RealClear Media Group.
- Grant has worked for several US online news and entertainment media outlets including Ranker, Rotten Tomatoes, Cosmopolitan, Forbes, AV Club, Maxim, The Toast, Jezebel, and Bunny Ears.
- Grant and Richard Alexander, a nature photographer, were involved in a relationship from 2017 after her divorce.
Early life and family background
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Drew Grant was born on 25 May 1984 in Park Slope, New York City, US. However, her parents moved the family to Delaware, a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, where she grew up. Grant has a sister named Hannah Grace.
Not much is publicly known about her parents or upbringing. She likely attended high school in Delaware and finished around 2000.
We found a report that claims she graduated from Oberlin College in 2006. At 22, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Oberlin College, a private liberal arts college and conservatory of music in Oberlin, Ohio. Grant majored in English Language and Literature, a course that many who want to be teachers, journalist, writers, and so on, study. Thus, as expected, she went into journalism full-time.
Pop culture writer and editor
After graduating from college, Grant started working as a pop culture editorial assistant at 236.com. Huffington Post acquired the company in 2009 and it has since become known as its sister site. However, she already left 236.com before the acquisition
In 2008, Grant got an editing job at Jossip Initiatives and was there between August 2008 and May 2009. She then moved to Nerve, an American online magazine dedicated to sexual topics, relationships and culture.
By then, she was already making a name for herself as one of the foremost American writers and editors in the pop culture genre. Her skills pander to what members of the society at the time recognise as a dominant set of practices, beliefs, and objects.
When she was writing for Nerve, she was also an employee of Crushable. Crushable.com was an online news publisher that focused on pop culture reports and later changed its name to Alloy, and its focus to strictly women.
Grant started working for another pop culture outlet, Salon Media Group, in February 2011. She worked for the American politically progressive/liberal news and opinion website for about seven months. Then, she was employed at The New York Observer.
Drew Grant worked under Elizabeth Spiers when the former was the editor at The New York Observer. Spiers is an American web publisher and journalist, known popularly as the founding editor of Gawker, a media gossip blog. During her time with the company, Grant went from staff writer to the arts and entertainment editor. Additionally, she started a TV show and series review blog called tvDonwload, but the blog ceased to exist in 2015.
In 2017, she left The New York Observer and moved to Los Angeles to take over the role of Managing Editor for RealClear Media Group, a subsidiary of RealClearPolitics, which is a news aggregator and political commentary website. Grant left the company within six months.
After leaving RealClear Media Group, she took up a position at Ranker, a worldwide leader in fan-powered rankings on just about everything. She also worked for about six months with Forbes online arm and is still listed as a contributor.
Grant was a Senior Editor at Collider, an entertainment website and digital video production company, for some months in 2018.
Drew Grant as a freelance writer, editor and critic
Her expansive range has also gotten her published on various fashion and entertainment news outlets as a freelance writer, editor and critic. Her works have appeared in Cosmopolitan, Forbes, AV Club, Maxim, The Toast, Jezebel, and Bunny Ears publications. She is also a writer at Rotten Tomatoes, a popular film review aggregator website.
Drew Grant has also done some gigs as a host in pop culture podcasts like “PodDamnAmerica”, “Movie Trivia Schmoedown”, and “Hypecast”.
Fiction and satirist writer
Apart from being a journalist, Grant has dabbled into fictional writing over the years. She has written satirist work about actors James Franco, Charlie Sheen, Alec Baldwin, and novelist Bret Easton. Some of them are: “Alec Baldwin Launches His Mayoral Campaign”, “A Day in the Life Of A Manic Pixie Dream Girl”, and “Baby-Sitters’ Club’ by Bret Easton Ellis,” which is a fanfiction series.
Drew Grant has only one acting credit that we found online, a role in an episode of “Law and Order: Special Victim Units”; the first spinoff of Law & Order, an American police procedural television series that focuses on crimes of sexual nature.
Drew Grant personal life and relationships
Drew Grant met Ari Melber at a social event in 2010 and they started dating shortly after. Melber, who is an American attorney and journalist is popularly known as the chief legal correspondent for MSNBC and host of “The Beat with Ari Melber”.
The show premiered on 24 July 2017, and was nominated for a 2020 Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Interview. Melber earlier won an Emmy Award for his coverage of the Supreme Court.
He notably reported that the firing of FBI Director James Comey could trigger an investigation into obstruction of justice, nine days before a probe was announced into Comey’s time. Additionally, he had reported that President Trump’s actions toward Ukraine provided a potential case of impeachment for “bribery”. A month later, Democrats started making a bribery case against the former US President, thus, agreeing with him.
Melber has interviewed former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Eric Holder, Kamala Harris, Trump attorney Jay Sekulow, Dave Chappelle, Meek Mill, Ken Starr, and more.
He and Drew Grant got married in 2014 but they divorced in 2017 for undisclosed reasons. Since their divorce, Melber appears to have stayed single.
Grant and Richard Alexander, a nature photographer, were involved in a relationship from 2017 after her divorce. He was her boyfriend for about two or three years.
It seems she is now in a relationship with a fellow “Movie Trivia Schmoedown” co-host who uses the online moniker @nerd_chronic. They post pictures of each other on their social media pages.
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It is difficult to tell if @nerd_chronic and Alexander are different people or the same person.
Drew Grant also has two pet dogs that she lives with and her Instagram page is filled with pictures and videos of them.
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Grant is very active on Instagram with the name @videodrew and has 2.5K followers on the platform. She also has a verified Twitter page, @videodrew and has 9.5K followers. Her YouTube channel VIDEODREW has 1.25K subscribers.
Grant has an estimated net worth of $500,000 coming from her work as a writer and content creator. Ari Melber salary was pegged at $2 million annually but he is estimated to be worth about $4 million.
Drew Grant is a prolific journalist and writer that has, for the last 14 years, written for some of the most popular pop culture news outlets such as Rotten Tomatoes, The New York Post, The New York Times, Forbes, Cosmopolitan, Nerve, and many more.
She was previously married to popular MSNBC show host and Emmy Award-winning journalist Ari Melber. Since she and Melber divorced, she has continued advancing in her career and also has notable works of fiction and satire. Grant has also dated Richard Alexander and @nerd_chronic according to online sources. She lives with her pets in the US.
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