Channing Ansley Grate

Senior Communications Strategist

Channing Ansley Grate is a seasoned public relations professional with more than a decade of experience in communications, government, and political campaigns.

Prior to joining GPS Impact, Grate served as deputy chief of staff for the Hillary for America campaign in Brooklyn, NY and spent more than five years leading communications and research for Missouri Governor Jay Nixon. As communications director in the Office of the Governor, Grate developed and executed integrated media strategies to advance the administration’s agenda and amplify its achievements — from expanding access to mental health care to holding down college tuition.

Earlier in her career, Grate served as policy director for a U.S. Senate campaign and research director for a congressional campaign.  She also worked at EMILY’s List and the National Journal Group in Washington, DC.

Grate grew up in Rhode Island and is a graduate of Columbia University in New York where she earned a bachelor’s degree in political science. She and her husband Adam have two dogs, Ellie and Bea, and a wayward cat named Walter.