Outdoor Reporter - Host of Grant’s Getaways
Grant McOmie is a Pacific Northwest journalist, author and teacher who writes and produces stories and special programs about the people, places, outdoor activities and environmental issues of the Pacific Northwest.
A fifth-generation Oregon native, Grant’s roots run deepest in the central Oregon region near Prineville and Redmond. Grant is a graduate of Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon and he continued graduate studies in Journalism, English and Speech Communications at the University of Washington and the University of Portland (Master of Arts).
Grant began his broadcast career at Portland’s KGW-TV in 1981, and then worked at other stations in Seattle and Portland. He returned to KGW in 2008.
While he has had a varied career reporting and producing topical and timely environmental news stories, features and documentary programs, it’s been the exploration of the Pacific Northwest back roads and byways that he has enjoyed the most. Sharing those journeys of discovery with readers and viewers has provided the greatest personal rewards and the dominant themes in his work.
Grant has received significant awards for his work, including numerous Emmy Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts. He shares the distinct honor of the Edward R. Murrow Award for News Coverage from the Radio-Television News Directors Association, as well as many Oregon AP and OAB News Awards over the past three decades.
Grant is the author of a new book, “101 Grant’s Getaways.” The book is based upon his popular travel and recreation television program and it was released in Ebook and print forms in May, 2013. It is available for online purchase and at area book stores.