Grant McOmie Biography – Grant McOmie Wiki
Grant McOmie is an American journalist, author, and teacher from Portland, Oregon currently working as Travel Oregon’s Grant’s Getaways show host for KGW Television. He started his career in broadcast at KGW in 1981 and then worked at other stations in Seattle and Portland. In 2008, he returned to KGW. While he has had a varied career reporting and producing topical and timely environmental news stories, features, and documentary programs, it has been the exploration of the Pacific Northwest back roads and byways that he has enjoyed the most. He 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 Associated Press and Oregon Association of Broadcasters news awards over the past three decades. His popular getaway segment has been a broadcast fixture in Portland since 1988.
He is a graduate of Pacific University in Forest Grove and he continued graduate studies in Journalism, English, and Speech Communications at the University of Washington and the University of Portland (Master of Arts). He is an adjunct instructor in the Media Arts Department at Pacific University.
He has also written of his travels and adventures in a series of books. Grant’s latest, ” “Grant’s Getaways: Oregon Adventures with the Kids” offers many outdoor activities across Oregon that will engage any kid, from archery to clamming on the coast to hunting for thundereggs to zip-lining through trees in an aerial adventure park. The new book is also available as an e-book download and was published June 6, 2017. Being a fifth-generation Oregon native, his roots run deepest in the Central Oregon region near Prineville and Redmond.
Grant McOmie Age
He was born in 1952 in the United States.
Grant McOmie Wife
He is married to his wife, Christine McOmie.
Grant McOmie Books
Some of the books he has authored include 2001: Grant’s Getaways: Outdoor Adventures, 2003: Grant’s Getaways II: More Outdoor Adventures, 2013: Grant’s Getaways: 101 Oregon Adventures, 2015: Grant’s Getaways: Guide to Wildlife Watching, and 2017: Grant’s Getaways: Oregon Adventures with the Kids.