Grant is senior vice president, business development and niche products at The Dallas Morning News. He is responsible for the success of products and companies such as Briefing, AI Dia, FD, neighborsgo, 508 Digital, DG Publishing, Denton Record-Chronicle and Speakeasy as well as new ventures and opportunities.
In his previous position, vice president of digital, Grant oversaw the shift to a digital premium content model as well as the development of the new iPhone/iPad and Android apps that launched in the market in 2011.
Grant also sits on the Board of Directors for ShopCo, which is the newly formed digital advertising company being built by the nation’s leading publishing companies. Prior to his digital role, Grant was the publisher of Briefing, which is a free print publication that was launched by The Dallas Morning News in August of 2008.
Prior to his return to The Dallas Morning News in 2008, Grant was the vice president of direct channel sales for Tribune Media Net (now known as Tribune 365). Tribune 365 is a national sales organization that represents Tribune newspapers and web sites for advertisers who advertise across multiple Tribune properties. In his role at The Tribune, Grant oversaw all advertising that came through traditional media buying channels, which included direct business, or advertising bought through full advertising agencies.
In 2004, Grant was at The Dallas Morning News where he managed a New Business Development Team and was also a retail and national sales director. Prior to working on the publishing side of the business, Grant worked in sales and marketing roles for CBS Television as well as Major League Baseball.
In addition to Grant’s professional roles, he is also active in the community where he sits on the MBA Advisory Board at the Neeley School of Business at TCU and is a past president of AAF Dallas.
Grant is a graduate of the William Allen White School of Journalism at the University of Kansas and also has an MBA from Texas Christian University. He is married to his wife, Katie, and they have two daughters, Macy and Lyle and a son, Reid.