LWVLA Features Host/Commentator Gene Grant

Host/Commentator Gene Grant discusses current affairs during his talk at the League’s ‘Lunch with a Leader’ April 19 at Mesa Public Library. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.comPhoto by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Host/Commentator Gene Grant speaking at the April 19 ‘Lunch with a Leader’. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Gene Grant was the featured speaker at the April 19 Lunch with a Leader hosted by the League of Women Voters of Los ALamos.

He is a veteran journalist and columnist in Albuquerque in his 10th year as host of The Line on New Mexico in Focus. His show airs at 7 p.m. each Friday on PBS.

Grant has worked at the Albuquerque Tribune, Albuquerque Journal and Weekly Alibi. He also has contributed to Variety Magazine on the New Mexico film industry, and penned the “Albuquerque On Film” column for Albuquerque the Magazine. He joined KNME in 2005 and is now the sole host of KNME’s hour long public affairs show, New Mexico in Focus. He also is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter and former congressional staffer and the father of two girls, both attending UNM.

About the League:

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy and never supports or opposes any political party or candidate.

The League of Women Voters has two separate and distinct roles:

  • Voters Service/Citizen Education: The League presents unbiased nonpartisan information about elections, the voting process, and issues; and
  • Action/Advocacy: The League is nonpartisan, but, after study, uses its positions to advocate for or against particular policies in the public interest. 


The League is guided by the principles of the League of Women Voters, the bylaws of the League of Women Voters of Los Alamos, and by national, state and local positions adopted after study of the issues. For more information, visit www.lwvlosalamos.org.


Editor’s note: The League of Women Voter’s next Lunch with a Leader is 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, at Mesa Public Library and features State League President Dr. Meredith Machen. For more information, call Karyl Ann Armbruster at 505.231.8286 or email kaskacayman@gmail.com.