Grace recently joined the Living Dayton Team as a host alongside Zac Pitts and Sallie Taylor. Grace is a native of Champaign, IL, where she graduated from the University of Illinois in Broadcast Journalism. Her journalism career began with her passion for writing. She has developed, distributed and broadcasted daily devotions for over ten years with Christian FM radio.
Grace grew up listening to her dad as a morning radio personality her entire life. It didn’t take long before she hopped on the radio bandwagon and began her broadcasting career beside her dad. Before making her move to Ohio, Grace worked at WCIA as a freelancer for Champaign’s live daily lifestyle show, Ci Living.
Prior to that, Grace worked for the Miss America Organization as Miss Illinois 2018. Throughout her year she traveled around the state of Illinois speaking to schools and civic groups advocating for mental health education and competed at the 2019 Miss America Competition in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
When not chatting with guests on Living Dayton, Grace enjoys spending time with her family, working out, taking walks, volunteering with Young Life and writing. Believe it or not, Grace is a triplet with two brothers and an older brother. Although away from home, Grace feels right at home in the Midwest. She’s thrilled to grow roots in Dayton. You can join Grace, Zac and Sallie in all the Living Dayton fun weekdays at noon!
- Birthday: June 4th
- Hometown: Champaign, IL
- Top five interests: My family, health and fitness, The Bible and writing.
- Favorite music: Hillsong, Johnnyswim–really an uplifting, easy listening.
- Favorite movie: Blindside
- Favorite show: This is us
- Favorite Books: Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers, Everybody Always by Bob Goff, Love Lives Here by Maria Goff, The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis.
- Hero: My family