Mrs. Claire Grant was appointed the position of General Manager of Television Jamaica (TVJ) and Television Jamaica Sports Network (TVJ-SN) on September 1, 2012 by RJR Communications Group Managing Director, Mr. Gary Allen.
In April 2015 the cable brands of Jamaica News Network (JNN) and Reggae Entertainment Television (RETV) were added to Mrs Grant’s General Manager portfolio as the RJR Communications Group continued its structural streamlining with the creation of a Television Division by placing all television services under one managerial umbrella.
Mrs. Grant joined the RJR Communications Group on September 14, 2006 as the Marketing and Sales Manager of Television Jamaica. Within a year, the management of Marketing and Sales for Television Jamaica Sports Network (TVJ-SN), a cable brand, was added to her portfolio.
Success with this portfolio was evidenced by a doubling of the company’s revenues during her tenure as Marketing and Sales Manager of the TVJ brand as well as continued growth in the share of market for TVJ which now stands at the unprecedented level of just more than 70 per cent of Free To Air viewership.
The switch to Marketing and Sales for Mrs. Grant took place after a successful 16 year career in journalism at the Gleaner Company Limited. Starting at the Gleaner on September 3, 1990, Mrs. Grant worked as a reporter on the Daily Gleaner desk and the Sunday Gleaner desk. On her return from Master level studies in England she was appointed Editor of the Overseas Publications and her final position was Editor of the Star. She was the Editor of The Star for 10 years (1996 – 2006).
Mrs. Grant attended St. Jago High School in Spanish Town, St. Catherine. Her tertiary education includes a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of the West Indies (1990); a Masters in International Journalism from the City University in London; (1994); a Masters in Business Administration with a Marketing Specialization with distinction, from the Mona School of Business (MSB) (2003) and she is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Business Administration at the Mona School of Business and Management.
She lives in Linstead, St. Catherine is married and is the mother of two sons, aged 9 and 15.