- Full name: Drew Grant
- Net Worth: about $500,000
- Occupation: Journalist, author, entertainment consultant, editor
- Birthday: May 25th, 1972
- Birthplace: Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York City
- Birth Sign: Gemini
- Marital status: Divorced
What makes Drew Grant famous?
Drew Grant is a 47-year old journalist, who used to work as the Arts and Entertainment Editor of The New York Observer, and was married to popular MSNBC host Ari Melber.
Through the years, Grant has worked in numerous printed and online publications and websites, and has written for The New York Times, Forbes, The New York Post, Cosmopolitan, Maxim, Salon, The A.V. Club, Mc Sweeney’s, and other leading publications.
Read on to learn more about Grant’s early life, her education, her marriage to Ari Melber, and her whereabouts now.
Drew Grant’s early life and career beginnings
Drew Grant was born on May 25th 1972 in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NYC, and has been quite secretive about her parents and her childhood. She has only shared the fact that she has a younger sister called Hannah Grace.
It is known that she grew up in Delaware where she graduated from high school, and later in 2006 graduated from Oberlin College with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in English Language and Literature.
After graduating from college, Drew Grant started working as a Pop Culture Editorial Assistant at the 236.com website.
A year and a half later, Grant was hired as an editor at Jossip Initiatives, which is an entertainment industry blog publishing company. She worked there for only 10 months before making her next career move.
Grant moved on to the Nerve online magazine, and later on to Crushable which is another online publication, followed by a job as a pop culture writer at Salon Media Group.
Grant’s rise to prominence
Following these several jobs, Grant was approached by The New York Observer, and joined the famous magazine as an art and entertainment editor.
With her work at The New York Observer, Drew Grant became very popular around the USA, and among the international readers of the reputable publication.
Alongside her work for The New York Observer, Grant also started her tvDownload blog where she regularly wrote and posted her reviews for the latest episodes of the most popular TV series and shows.
The journalist stopped adding content to her blog since 2015. Also, it seems that she is no longer with The New York Observer, as her Twitter profile suggests.
In November 2017, she moved to Los Angeles, and joined Real Clear Life to work as a Managing Editor until April 2018. Following that the journalist and editor started working at Ranker as a list maker and writer in 2018.
During the same year, she also worked for six months as a writer for Forbes, as well as a critic for The A.V.Club.
Her last job at a publication was as Senior Editor at Collider, where Grant worked for 7 months until December 2018.
She also writes for some of the leading US and global publications including The New York Times, The New York Post, Maxim, Cosmopolitan and others.
Grant also regularly hosts or appears on several famous pop culture podcasts like PodDamnAmerica, Movie Trivia Schmoedown and Hypecast where she presents herself as Videodrew.
Videodrew is also her profile name on Twitter and Instagram.
Today, Drew Grant presents herself as an On-Air Personality at Trivia Schmoedown and as an Entertainment Consultant under the name Videodrew.
Drew Grant’s personal life, marriage and divorce
In 2010, Drew Grant met her fellow colleague journalist Ari Melber at a social event, and the two began dating soon after that. They got married in 2013, only to get divorced in 2017. The two have no children together.
Ari Melber is the chief legal correspondent for MSNBC, and is the host of the hugely popular news and political program “The Beat with Ari Melber” which airs on weekdays at 6 pm. His program holds a record for drawing the largest audience for a 6 pm MSNBC program in the history of the network.
After her divorce with Melber, Drew Grant has moved on and is currently dating photographer Richard Alexander. The two met and began dating in June 2017. Today they live together in Los Angeles, California.
As for Ari Melber, he doesn’t seem to be in a relationship following his divorce with Grant.
Grant’s net worth
Through the years, Drew Grant has worked in numerous online and printed publications, which has helped her increase her wealth significantly.
According to trusted sources, her current net worth is about $500,000, and her current annual income is at least $85,000.
There is no doubt that the ambitious and talented journalist will continue building her career and adding to her personal wealth in the future as well.
Grant’s social media presence
The author and journalist has an official Twitter profile where she has over 9K followers, and she posts regularly. She also has a Facebook page, where you can view her photos and posts, but for more personal information, you will have to ask her to accept your friendship request.
She has over 2K followers on her Instagram account as well where she posts photos of herself and some interesting and funny pictures on a regular basis as well.
Given her almost 2 decades of experience in writing about culture, TV, movies, and art, she is an interesting person to follow online.
Her publications for the different printed and online media are available for those interested in the work of the talented writer and journalist.