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Kevin Douglas Grant is the Deputy Editor of Special Reports at GlobalPost. A native of Chicago, he holds an M.A. in Online Journalism from the University of Southern California's Annenberg School, where he was a Dean's Scholar, and is the former Operations Director of Web news enricher Inform.com.
He was the founding Executive Editor of Annenberg's thriving 24/7 news site NeonTommy.com. Grant also holds a B.A. in International Studies from DePaul University and has been published by Salon.com, American Public Media, Religion News Service, Huffington Post, LA Daily News, Columbia Journalism Review and Truthdig.
At GlobalPost, Grant oversees foundation-supported reporting series from around the world, including work on human rights, global health, world religions, emerging democracies in Egypt and Myanmar and rebuilding efforts in Haiti. He works closely with organizations including Ford Foundation, Kaiser Family Foundation, Henry Luce Foundation, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and Galloway Family Foundation among others.
He is the winner of a 2013 Society of American Business Editors and Writers Best in Business Award as well as a 2013 Knight Grant for Reporting on Religion and American Public Life to report on the role of religion in the immigration reform debate in the American Southwest.
Grant is also a founding member of The GroundTruth Project, a foundation-supported initiative dedicated to training the next generation of foreign correspondents in the digital age. It is focused on the issues of social justice including human rights, freedom of expression, emerging democracies, the environment, religious affairs and global health: http://www.thegroundtruthproject.org/