Full biography and life story of Drew Grant – Ari Melber’s ex-wife

Who Is Drew Grant?

Drew Grant is a renowned American journalist, writer and editor who has made a name for herself through her works in pop culture. She gained popularity in her career after many years of working with different magazines and news outlets like Forbes, The New York Times, The New York Post, etc. She equally gained popularity as the ex-wife of famous MSNBC host Ari Melber and host of The Beat with Ari Melber show.

Full Data Profile Of Drew Grant

Full NameDrew Grant
Age49 years Old
Date of Birth25th May 1972
Marital StatusDivorced
Siblings (s)Hannah Grant (Sister)
Height67.717 inches
Net worth$1million – $5million
ParentsSteven Grant (Father)
Lynn Grant (Mother)
Ex-HusbandAri Melber
Current BoyfriendRichard Alexander
Sexual OrientationStraight
CareerWriter, Journalist and Editor
Zodiac signCancer

Drew Grant Childhood And Education

Drew Grant was born to Steven and Lynn Drew on 25th May 1972 in Park Slope, Northwest Brooklyn, New York City.

While she was still young, her family relocated to Delaware where she grew up and attended high school, but more details about her childhood remain scarce in the media.

Grant graduated from Oberlin College in 2006 at the age of 22 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language and Literature.

After graduating from college, Grant started working as a pop culture editorial assistant at 236.com a sister site of the Huffington Post.

Drew Grant Career

Drew Grant started her career as an editorial assistant (pop culture) at 236.com in 2007. A year later, Drew joined Jossip Initiatives as an editor. She was at Jossip for ten months (between August 2008 to May 2009) before leaving, according to information gathered by DNB Stories Africa.

In April 2009, Drew joined Crushable.com (now known as ClevverNews) as a staff writer. She was at Crushable for nearly two years (from April 2009 to February 2011) before joining Salon Media Group as a pop culture writer.

Drew left Salon Media after just seven months when she landed a job as a Senior Arts and Entertainment Editor for both the print and digital publications of the New York Observer.

Drew Grant worked for the New York Observer for nearly six years. While there, she founded the Observer’s television vertical called tvDownload.

Drew Grant also worked under Elizabeth Spiers who was the former editor at the New York Observer. Spiers is an American web publisher and journalist popularly known for being the founding editor of Gawker, a media gossip blog. During her time with the company, Grant and Spiers developed a good working relationship.

In 2017, she left the New York Observer and moved to Los Angeles to take over the role of managing editor for RealClear Media Group, a subsidiary of the RealClear aggregator and political commentary website. Drew left the company after just six months.

Months after leaving RealClear media group, Drew took up a position at Collider, an entertainment website and digital video production company, as a senior editor.

As of 2021, Drew Grant currently works as a Television writer at Rotten Tomatoes on contract.

List of publications Drew Grant has written for:

Publications Drew Grant has written for include:

  • The New York Times
  • Maxim
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Forbes
  • AdWeek
  • HuffingtonPost
  • McSweeney’s Internet Tendency
  • Nerve
  • Jossip
  • Grit Daily News
  • Ranker
  • AV Club
  • Decider
  • Blackbook and
  • Collider.

Drew Grant as a freelance writer, editor and critic

Drew Grant’s works have been published on various entertainment news outlets. Her works have appeared on Forbes, Maxim, The Toast, Jezebel, Bunny Ears publications, etc.

As a fiction and satirist writer

Asides from being a journalist, Grant is also a satirist. Some of her satire works include the post “Fan-Fiction: Alec Baldwin launches his mayoral campaign”, published on Salon.com.

As a Media Host

Drew hosts a variety of popular pop culture podcasts including Pop Damn America, Movie Trivia Schmoedown and Hypecast.

Drew Grant as an actress

Drew Grant has only one acting credit to her name. That is a role in an episode of the crime series – Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Drew Grant’s marriage and wedding to Ari Welber

Drew Grant and her former husband, Ari Melber

Drew Grant and Ari Melber met at a social event in 2010 and started dating shortly after. After dating for about three years, Ari proposed and she accepted. The two got married in 2014.

Ari Melber steadily rose through the ranks of his profession. He became the host of MSNBC’s The Beat With Ari Melber in July 2017.

In 2017, the couple divorced for undisclosed reasons. The marriage didn’t produce any children.

Drew Grant Children

Drew Grant and her ex-husband, Ari Melber, did not have any children.

Drew Grant’s Relationship With Her Boyfriend Richard Alexander

After Drew got divorced from Melber, she got involved in a new relationship with Richard Alexander, a nature photographer. Their relationship lasted for about two to three years before they separated.

Drew Grant Current Relationship

According to online reports sighted by DNB Stories Africa, Drew is now in a relationship with a fellow “Movie Trivia Schmoedown” co-host who uses the online moniker @Nerdchronic on social media. They post pictures of each other on their social media pages.

Drew Grant Net Worth

As of 2021, Drew Grant’s recorded net worth falls between $1 – $5million.

Drew Grant On Social Media

Drew Grant is very active on Instagram with the name @videodrew on Instagram and on Twitter as @videodrew. She also has a YouTube channel with the name VIDEODREW.

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