Friday, March 23, 2018
Grant 2015

Stories by Grant


Feel Good Friday: Tiger Encounter at Sarasota County Fair

SARASOTA - In this week's edition of "Feel Good Friday," SNN's Grant Boxleitner spent time at the 82nd Annual Sarasota County Fair. The Tiger Encounter...

Feel Good Friday: Art in the Park

SARASOTA COUNTY -- In this week's edition of Feel Good Friday, SNN's Grant Boxleitner spent time at Phillippi Estate Park. This time of year, artists...

Feel Good Friday: Cat Depot fundraiser

SARASOTA -- In this edition of "Feel Good Friday," SNN's Grant Boxleitner spent time at Cat Depot. The nonprofit is getting ready for Cat Tails:...

Feel Good Friday: Warhol exhibit at Selby Gardens

SARASOTA - In this week's edition of "Feel Good Friday," SNN's Grant Boxleitner spent time at the Warhol: Flowers In The Factory exhibit at...

Grant Boxleitner
Evening Anchor

Grant Boxleitner is the SNN evening news anchor. He joined the SNN news team in October 2009 as a reporter and fill-in anchor.
Boxleitner covered the British tourist murders, a story that made international headlines. He was a member of the SNN reporting team that won a Telly Award for the 10th anniversary 9/11 special about the Suncoast’s connections to the terrorist attacks. He also covered 2012 visits to Sarasota by Mitt Romney and Vice President Joe Biden.
Boxleitner was named co-anchor of the SNN Morning Edition in March 2014.
He anchored SNN’s live 2016 Florida Presidential Preference Primary coverage and anchored coverage of live speeches from the candidates throughout the campaign.
In March 2016, he was named SNN evening news anchor.
He hosts the weekly SNN feature segment, “Feel Good Friday.”
You hear his voice at Ed Smith Stadium as the public address announcer for the Baltimore Orioles spring training games.
Boxleitner has been a journalist in Southwest Florida since 1997.
He joined WBBH-TV NBC-2 in Fort Myers as a reporter in September 2006, fulfilling a longtime career goal of breaking into television news after beginning his career in newspapers.
Boxleitner grew up in Marengo, Ill., and is a U.S. Army veteran, completing a combat mission during Desert Storm.
He earned a bachelor’s degree with a double major in journalism and political science from Northern Illinois University. During his time in Florida, he completed a master’s degree in media and journalism studies at USF-St. Petersburg.
When he’s not on the air, you may find him working out at the YMCA, eating in a Suncoast restaurant or spending time with family and friends.