TANISHA LAVERNE GRANT the “Hollywood Insider” Is a multimedia entertainment correspondent who is one of the industry’s leading go to personalities for all things pop culture! Covering everything from exclusive red carpet award shows, press junkets, and private screenings. Tanisha LaVerne Grant is always on the move! This former Miss Cheyney University of Pennsylvania and former Miss Black Pennsylvania USA is a graduate from the nation’s oldest Historical Black University, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, where she focused on radio, television and film studies and was inducted into the national theatrical honor society Alpha Psi Omega.
It was during her time as a student at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania that Tanisha turned her internship at WCAU NBC 10 in Philadelphia into a full time job as an assignment editor. This experience catapulted Tanisha into having a viable career in television and film, giving her the opportunity to have visibility in both traditional and new media platforms. Armed with a degree in Communication Arts, Tanisha set her sights on Hollywood, CA where she worked for major film companies like Warner Brothers and Sony Pictures while simultaneously pursuing an acting career. With her experience in television news, a love of entertainment, a sharp eye for great stories, a background in acting, and her SAG/AFTRA card, Tanisha has all the components for television reporting making her a sought after entertainment correspondent, interviewing some of the most prolific people in film, fashion, music and politics, with a roster of luminaries including but not limited to OPRAH WINFREY, SHERRY LANSING, MELVIN VAN PEEBLES, MISTY COPELAND, WHOOPI GOLDBERG, TYNE DALY, CICELY TYSON, FOREST WHITAKER, LUPITA NYONGO, DAVID OYELOWO, AVA DUVERNAY, KEVIN HART, KATHLEEN CLEAVER, GAIL KING, GABRIELLE UNION, KERRY WASHINGTON, JULIUS IRVING, T.I, ROLAND MARTIN, AJA NAOMI KING, IYANLA VANZANT, MARA BROCK AKIL, YARA SHAHIDI, and more.
Tanisha currently serves as a contributing on camera correspondent for blackinamerica.com and in 2017 will launch her very own self titled entertainment news platform tanishalavernegrant.com which will be entertainment news for the sophisticated set. A journalist that is dedicated to maintaining a standard of excellence Tanisha continues to cover major news events that have put her at the epicenter of opportunity and given her a place on a global stage.
She has covered including but not limited to THE NEW YORK CITY PREMIERE OF THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED “THE BIRTH OF A NATION (2016) THE NEW YORK CITY PRIVATE SCREENING OF “LOVING” (2016) AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH IYANLA VANZANT OF IYANLA:FIX MY LIFE” (2016)THE NEW YORK CITY PREMIERE OF “QUEEN SUGAR”(2016) THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION (2016)A ONE ON ONE INTERVIEW WITH OPRAH WINFREY AT THE NYC PREMIERE OF OPRAH’S HIT SHOW “GREENLEAF” (2016)THE PALEY CENTER TRIBUTE TO HISPANICS IN TELEVISION (2016) THE TV ONE NEW YORK CITY UPFRONTS (2016) THE REVOLUTION AWARDS (2016)THE ADCOLOR AWARDS (2015)THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE U.N GENERAL ASSEMBLY(2015)THE PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA (2015,2016) TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL (2015,2016)THE 87TH AND 88TH ACADEMY AWARDS(2014, 2015) THE PAN AFRICAN-AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL (2014,2015) TV ONE’s NAACP IMAGE AWARDS (2014, 2015), THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN FILM CRITICS AWARDS (2014, 2015) THE 68th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS (2014), THE AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL (2014, 2015), URBANWORLD FILM FESTIVAL (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016) MERCEDEZ BENZ FASHION WEEK (2014, 2015, 2016) and THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN IN CINEMA FILM FESTIVAL (2013,2014).
Tanisha’s drive, vision, ambition, and ability to ask well crafted questions has attracted members of the “Hollywood Elite” to stop and engage her in the competitive world of red carpet reporting. Tanisha LaVerne Grant is well on her way to becoming one of the most intriguing women of our time. Hightailing between New York and Los Angeles the determined multitalented fashionista has been serving up her own red carpet style with her iconoclastic bald head. Tanisha has begun breaking down barriers to have bald women represented in mainstream media, particularly in the capacity of on air personality. A fashion bloggers’ dream Tanisha has been spotted on the pages and websites of Getty Images, Glamour Magazine, Essence on line, Ebony Magazine, Time Out New York, Huffington Post, Yahoo.com. and publications in Paris, Italy, and Sweden to name a few.
Hightailing between New York and Los Angeles the determined multitalented fashionista has been serving up her own red carpet style with her iconoclastic bald head. Tanisha has begun breaking down barriers to have bald women represented in mainstream media, particularly in the capacity of on air personality. A fashion bloggers’ dream Tanisha has been spotted on the pages and websites of Getty Images, Glamour Magazine, Essence on line, Ebony Magazine, Time Out New York, Huffington Post, Yahoo.com and publications in Paris, Italy and Sweden.
Tanisha has been a guest and has appeared on nationally syndicated television shows including but not limited to TMZ, TMZ LIVE, BRAVOS BLOOD, SWEAT and HEELS, and OXYGENS LIVE OUT LOUD SERIES. She has been a brand ambassador for major cosmetic giants like NARS and has been called upon to speak about “unconventional beauty”.
Tanisha has participated in the “Expressions in Beauty” exhibition at the Museum of Natural History in New York City and in 2015 returned home to Chester, Pa to deliver the 144th Commencement Address to the graduating class of Chester High School!! Tanisha has been honored with the LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD by the Philadelphia organization “PEOPLE BUILDING PEOPLE” for setting a positive image of African American Women in Media. Tanisha continues to work as a freelance entertainment and features correspondent while raising awareness of the HBCU initiative to save Historical Black Colleges and Universities. Her interviews can be found on Blackinamerica.com, HBCUconnect.com, Blackwomenconnect.com and other online publications.