Escanaba Bureau Reporter
Hometown: New Port Richey, Florida
School: Bob Jones University
Grace Blair started with TV6 as the Multimedia Journalist for the Escanaba Bureau in February 2020. Born and raised in sunny Florida, she had no idea the frigid temperatures that would await her in the U.P.
Her love for people and passion for theater were the start of her path to journalism. Grace graduated from Bob Jones University with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication.
Grace has been in several productions in grade school and through college. She would love to find ways to stay involved in the theater world. She is also very passionate about the Deaf Community. Grace has taken several American Sign Language classes and loves any opportunity to share more about Deaf culture. Her other hobbies include playing tennis, learning how to make new recipes, and hand lettering.
Prior to taking this job, Grace had never been to Michigan. She is excited to learn about snow and all things winter, as well as the communities that call the U.P. home.
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