Grant Garland joined the WTAP News team in July of 2015 as the Weekend Meteorologist and Multimedia Journalist.
Grant was born in Fayetteville, NC and grew up in Roebuck, SC. Grant knew that he wanted to be a meteorologist since he was 7-yearsold when he was given his first weather book in 1999. Grant’s passion for learning about the weather was furthered when a funnel cloud passed over his house in the 3rd grade.
Grant did a year of college at Spartanburg Methodist College in 2012, and then transferred to the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He graduated from ULM in 2015 with a B.S. degree in Atmospheric Science.
During the summer of 2013, Grant interned at WSPA in Spartanburg, SC. He learned about what goes on off and on air as a broadcast meteorologist. He also was the part-time meteorologist for KTVE/KARD in Monroe, LA for a brief period of time in his second semester senior year of college. There he gained experience to what it is like to be a weekend meteorologist.
Grant enjoys laughing and cutting up with family and friends. He loves taking his dog, Pongo, for walks around town. He is a Disney fanatic and loves going to Disney World. He loves going to theme parks, and going on all of the roller coasters.
He is also a Harry Potter fanatic. He enjoys reading books like Harry Potter, the Inheritance Cycle, Indiana Jones books, and Jurassic Park. Grant loves to watch movies. Some of his favorites are but not limited to all of the Harry Potter movies, Jurassic World, James Bond, A League of Their Own, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Pirates of the Caribbean. He loves music from the '70s and '80s.
He also likes to listen to pop and jazz music. He occasionally will watch sports such as football, baseball, and hockey. The Detroit Lions, Detroit Tigers, and the Red Wings are some of his favorite teams to watch.
Even though Grant is from the south, he loves the cold and is thrilled to join the team at WTAP.
Grant left WTAP in December 2016. He is a meteorologist/ storm chaser at WJTV in Jackson, Mississippi. In 2018, he made a career change. He decided to become a high school math teacher in his home state of South Carolina.