Leslie Griffith Biography, Philanthropy, Career, Age, and Awards

Leslie Griffith Biography

Leslie Ray Griffith is an American writer and journalist. Her career in journalism began as a writer for newspapers like the Associated Press and the Denver Post. After newspapers, she became a television journalist for about 25 years. In addition to this, she also was a news anchor for KVTU.

Leslie Griffith Age

Leslie was born on the 1st of January 1956. As of 2019, she is 63 years old.

Leslie Griffith Career

Leslie started off in the newspaper business working for the Associated Press and The Denver Post. After this, she spent 25 years working as a news anchor for KVTU, a Fox owned-and-operated TV station licensed to Oakland in California. At KVTU, she spent 22 out of her 25 years as a general assignment reporter and main anchor for the original Ten O’clock News on KVTU in San Francisco. Nine of these 22 years were spent as a sole anchor for the weekend news.

Leslie played a small role as a news anchor in the 1999 movie titled “True Crime”. She also reported on the cold war in Moscow on her 25th birthday. In 2006, she left KVTU. Since then, she has written a number of online publications for such publishers as The Huffington Post, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

Leslie Griffith Philanthropy

For years Leslie Griffith has been concerned with curbing tuberculosis in elephants in circuses. One of her writings that show this is her 2007 article in Truth-Out.org titled “The Elephant in the Room”. She has also helped in the making of the movie, When Giants Fall, a film about saving the elephants.

In 2005 she developed the Leslie R. Griffith Woman of Courage Scholarship to help young women.

Leslie Griffith
Leslie Griffith

Leslie Griffith’s Awards

  • Casey Award for “Candy Kids” with┬áRoland De Wolk at KTVU, 1998.
  • Emmy for Election Night coverage with KTVU News, 2001.
  • Emmy for “My 20th Century: The Battle for California” for KTVU, 2001
  • APTRA Award for Best Anchor, 2005.
  • Emmy for On-Camera News Anchor, 2002
  • Emmy for “Lost Children of Romania” with KTVU, 2003.
  • Genesis Award for KTVU’s Ten O’Clock News “Circus Elephants” feature on the treatment of circus elephants at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, 2004.