Drew Grant is a woman of many talents. Her professions include editor, journalist, and actress. What makes her a powerhouse woman? Let’s take a further look at her Rise to Fame.
Who is Drew Grant? A Brief Introduction
- Date of Birth: 25th May 1972
- Place of Birth: Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York, United States of America
- Childhood home: Delaware, United States of America
- Siblings: Sister named Hannah Grant
- Education: Graduated from Oberlin College in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature
- Profession: Journalist/Actress
- Salary: $53,000 paid annually
- Net worth: $500,000
Drew Grant’s Early Life
Before Drew Grant’s rise to fame as a multi-talented powerhouse woman, let’s take a look at who she was. Drew Grant was born in Park Slope, United States of America. However, she spent most of her childhood in Delaware. Little is known about her family, however, we do know that she has a sister who goes by the name of Hannah Grant.
Regarding Drew’s Education, she has always been very tight-lipped about her early life, especially about where she attended school. What is known is where she completed her Bachelor’s degree from. Drew enrolled in Oberlin College, Ohio in 2002. She later graduated with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in English Language and Literature in 2006.
A timeline of Drew’s Career
Drew Grant has never been shy about expressing herself, this timeline will indicate just how prominent her career has been over the years.
- Her first job was in 2007 as a Pop Culture Editorial Assistant for 236.com. She worked in this position for 18 months.
- After leaving 236.com, Drew was employed as an Editor for Jossip Initiatives. It is an entertainment blog publishing company. She worked as an Editor here for 10 months.
- Drew went on to work for several other publications such as Nerve Online, and Crushable Online, and as a Pop Culture Writer for Salon Media Group.
- Her career kicked off in September 2011 when she worked as a staff writer for the New York Observer. Drew left the job just after five months, however, it was this position that gave her recognition.
- During the time in which she worked at the New York Observer, Drew also ran a blog. She regularly wrote reviews about the latest episodes of popular TV shows and series.
- Her job at the New York Observer and her blog gave her recognition which in turn gave her an amazing opportunity. In November 2017, Drew’s life changed drastically when she was appointed to be a Managing Editor for Real Clear Life. It was this year that she moved to Los Angeles.
- Drew worked with Real Clear Life till April 2018. She changed her job again and this time, Drew got a job at Rankers as a list maker and writer.
- Drew’s last publishing job before moving on to working as a Freelance writer was as a Senior Editor at Collider where she worked for 7 months till December 2018.
- Present day, Drew works as an on-air personality for Trivia Schmoedown and as an Entertainment Consultant using the name Videodrew.
How working at the New York Observer and being a Freelancer changed Drew’s life
The most prominent aspect of Drew’s career was her time at the New York Observer. Although she worked here for a very short period, her hard work and dedication to the publication were recognized. She originally started as a staff writer, but her dedicated lead to her receiving a promotion to Art’s and Entertainment Editor.
Aside from her time at the New York Observer, Drew’s life as a prominent writer changed as a result of getting the opportunity to work as a freelancer. As a result of this, she has written for publications such as Forbes, Bunny Ears, and the AV Club. Working as a freelancer has allowed her the time to work as an actress where she appeared in one episode of the television series Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.
Being a Freelance writer has meant that Drew Grant has had the opportunity to work with esteemed publications such as the New York Times, the New York Post, Maxim, and Cosmopolitan.
One of her most esteemed freelancing positions was when she worked with Forbes Magazine. Drew had the opportunity to work with Forbes as a freelance writer for 6 months in the year 2018.
Drew may have appeared in only one episode of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, however, it does not mean that Drew Grant stopped expressing herself regarding pop culture. Drew Grant has hosted several pop culture podcasts such as Poddamn America, Movie Trivia, Schmoedown, and Hypecast where she is known as Videodrew.
How Drew expressed herself through her work
Since graduating from Oberlin University in 2006, Drew has had an illustrious career. Starting from small publications to having her podcasts, she is a woman who has had it all.
It is because of her illustrious career that Drew Grant found an outlet to express herself. Let’s take a look at some of Drew’s writing, and samples of her work to get a better understanding of who Drew Grant is as a multi-talented woman.
Let’s take a look at some articles Drew has written for Maxim as a freelancer. Most of the work published on Maxim is work that centers around pop culture for example her article reviewing the movie Birds of Prey or reviewing Comic Book Authors.
Aside from covering pop culture, Drew Grant also has political writing credit under their belt where she wrote an article about Donald Trump. Although the article refers to Donald’s appearance on entertainment television, it is an article that truly shows Drew’s magnitude as a writer.
Moving on from her work as a freelance writer for Maxim, Drew’s talents as a fiction writer are something worth noting. During her time at Salon.Com, Drew tried her hand at fiction writing. Drew has written fiction about well-known actors such as James Franco and Charlie Sheen and in between writing fan fiction, Drew has also written several reviews for horror movies.
It is no surprise that Drew is no stranger to the glitz of Hollywood glamour. Working as a pop culture writer for several years allowed Drew to get up and close with some of Hollywood’s most recognizable celebrities. Her repertoire of interviews includes the likes of Jay Z, Tracy Morgan, and Jessica Simpson to name a few.
One of Drew’s most prominent fiction pieces is a piece about Bret Easton. It is this piece that received critical acclamation from several other publications. Not only did Drew Grant receive astounding reviews from publications such as Entertainment Weekly, but she also received rave reviews from a political front.
For her piece on Bret Easton, Drew impressed Sarah Palin. Sarah acknowledged Drew’s work by retweeting a mention that Drew got from Keith Staskeiwicz of Entertainment Weekly. Keith originally tweeted that Drew’s piece is “brilliant” and “an impressive parody…approaching art”.
What does Drew Grant do during her downtime?
Getting acknowledged by Entertainment Weekly and Sarah Palin is already something that Drew should feel proud of. But Drew’s writing touched more than just one publication and one political individual. She has also been cited by publications such as New York Magazine and the Village.
For a multi-talented woman such as Drew Grant, some might think that a woman who has worked several jobs and walked on several different career paths might be a woman who does not have time to herself. Well guess again, Drew Grant is just like any other person who enjoys the little things when she is not busy working.
Sources cite that during Drew’s downtime, away from writing articles or fiction or working on her podcasts, Drew is just like any other girl. She runs her blog via Tumblr. Her Tumblr is called dogs are adorable where she posts content that is not in line with the work she does.
Drew Grant is also very active on social media sites such as Twitter. She is often seen re-tweeting and posting tweets concerning news, culture, and television. It is no surprise that although Drew may be private about certain aspects of her life, she uses Twitter as an outlet to connect with sources for her writing.
Love and Fame
Drew is known for managing her career well. She is often regarded as being a woman of multiple talents and has never shied from expressing who she is. She has had to define career moments where her career has only excelled but the same can not be said about her love life.
Drew’s love life began with Ari Melber in 2010. Melber and Grant met at a common social event in 2010. Melber at the time was a practicing lawyer while Grant was working as a Pop Culture for Salon Media Group. After dating for 3 years, the couple got married in 2014 in a private ceremony attended by the couple’s close friends and family.
The divorce between Drew and Ari came as a shock to everyone. The couple known for being affectionate with each other called it quits in 2017 after a mere 3 years of marriage. Initially, the reason for divorce was not specified however later sources claim the cause of divorce was infidelity.
Some rumors have been circulating for a while assuming that the cause of the infidelity which ultimately led to a divorce between Drew and Ari was due to Drew being the one who was not loyal to Ari. The sources claim that while Drew was married to Ari, she had already begun having an affair with none other than her current flame Richard Alexander.
Moving on from her divorce from Ari, Drew began dating photographer Richard Alexander in June 2017. The couple is still very much in love today and has even moved in together in Los Angeles, California.
Drew’s ever-growing fortune
As of 2018, it was known that Drew was earning an annual salary of $53,000. However, the most shocking thing is the fact that her net worth is priced at $500,000.
Drew’s net worth is extensive as a result of years of working in the publishing industry as well as her freelancing jobs and tv appearances.
There have been several rumors concerning how Drew was earning as an Editor during her time at the New York Observer. Some sources have claimed that Drew was earning roughly around $49,000 to $53,000 per year.
Stay Connected with the Happenings of Drew’s Life
Drew Grant is regarded as being a very private person about her life before making it a well-renowned writer in Hollywood, however, there are a few things that Drew openly shares with curious fans.
Drew is mostly active on major social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter where she often likes to post her personal opinions and thoughts as well as non sequitur musings.