Leslie Griffith is a journalist, writer, award-winning former news anchor and producer with three decades of experience. Best known for her time as a reporter and anchor for the multiple-award winning KTVU Ten O’Clock news, she’s reported from around the country and the world on stories ranging from hurricanes, homelessness and the L.A. Riots, to developments inside Gorbachev’s Soviet Union during the Cold War and the plight of orphaned children in Ceausescu’s Romania.
She read about the Walk for Elephants on Facebook and knew she had to be there to report to the world about the elephant poaching crisis and what the African Wildlife Trust was doing about it.
Leslie arrived last night and is on her way to join the group this morning. She has brought her film equipment with her, and will be producing a documentary.
Leslie has agreed to be an I-reporter for CNN, so she will be sending footage to them to be loaded online.
Griffith began her career in print journalism, working for the Associated Press and The Denver Post after receiving a B.A. in English from Sam Houston State in Texas.
Currently an author, producer and independent journalist, she’s contributed to The Huffington Post, Truthout.org, the San Francisco Chronicle’s sfgate.com, and Reader Supported News.
2 Edward R Murrow Awards
National Casey Medal-reporting on exploitation of America’s children
7 Radio Television News Director Association Awards for Reporting
38 Emmy nominations
2006 People’s Choice Award for Best Local TV News Anchor (Female) -Oakland Magazine
2005 Associated Press Anchor of the Year
2005 Women in Media Award
2005 National Genesis Award
2005 National Emmy nomination for Writing
2004 Women In Radio & Television Award
2002 Associated Press Commendation for the initial confirmation on 9/11 that
the passengers on Flight 93 fought the hijackers
2011-2012 Writer for Dan Rather