Grant Johnson is a next-generation video storyteller and producer currently pursuing a degree in Television and Digital Media Production at the prestigious Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College.
At Ithaca, Grant is the content producer for Ithaca College Television's staple live news show, Newswatch, which broadcasts nightly on local cable and online. The show tackles local and national issues affecting Tompkins County residents. Grant is also the Co-President/Public Relations Director of the New York Film and Television Student Alliance and is a member of the Ithaca College chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
During his senior year of high school, Grant elected to move to his school district's second high school to participate in its inaugural senior class. Instead of staying at the well-established broadcast program at Prosper High School, Grant set the standard of excellence by building a brand new broadcast program at Rock Hill High School. Grant led the team as they
established culture, brand standards and staff policies, and then
got to work producing what would become one of the best live television news shows in the country. After concluding its first season on the air, the show placed first in the News Show category at the 2021 Student Television Network Spring Nationals and accumulated some of the most significant awards in journalism. In addition to the successes that Grant's team has earned, his individual accomplishments distinguish him from the rest. With the belief that innovative storytelling and content production can change how people consume news, Grant produces all his content intending to inspire his audience.
Grant believes that journalism is listening, leading, learning, and loving people in all walks of life. Journalism has left its mark on Grant's life, and now, it's his turn to leave a mark on journalism.