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Longtime KTVU anchor and reporter Leslie Griffith dies
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: August 20, 2022 12:50AM
I just came across this article, which greatly saddened me.

She was an actual, for real journalist, in a time when that meant something.

Nowadays, that's seems to be a rarity for local news, and easily gets lost in the Sargasso Sea of web-logging the news.

Leslie Griffith was a big part of a generation of reporters and anchor that made KTVU such a great independent news program and my all time favorite.

When working swings, I'd time shift it to watch the next day.

Along with Dennis Richmond as co-anchor, news was must see TV for me.

She died at 66, far too young, and all the more sadly, taken by Lyme disease.



Longtime KTVU anchor and reporter Leslie Griffith dies

OAKLAND, Calif. - Leslie Griffith, a longtime journalist who graced television screens for more than two decades as anchor for KTVU Channel 2 News, has died.

Griffith died Wednesday in Lake Chapala, Mexico. Family members said she endured a years-long battle with Lyme disease. Her 22-year career at KTVU included her time sitting alongside veteran anchor Dennis Richmond.

Before sitting behind the anchor desk, Griffith was a fearless reporter who often worked in dangerous circumstances, gathering information and writing the stories that gave her incredible presence in live broadcasts.

As a veritable breaking news guru, Griffith became master of the three-ring circus in what can be chaotic situations when a major story breaks.

Like an air traffic controller, she deftly went from one source to another, without script in hand, asking probing questions of newsmakers, experts and fellow journalists.

Whenever a reporter had new information or a new interviewee, she would go to that person immediately to assure the viewers the latest information.

Griffith, is survived by her two daughters, Trenton and Carly, a son Eric, and two grandchildren.


Much more at [www.ktvu.com]


RIP, Ms. Griffith.






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Re: Longtime KTVU anchor and reporter Leslie Griffith dies
Posted by: lost in space
Date: August 20, 2022 09:41AM
Sad news. She was one of the few *real* anchors on Bay Area news. Lyme disease! Never knew it could be fatal.







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Re: Longtime KTVU anchor and reporter Leslie Griffith dies
Posted by: Acer
Date: August 20, 2022 10:27AM
Untreated, or unsuccessfully treated, Lyme turns into a lupus-like disease that you can't get ahead of. A quick read of the Wikipedia entry points to damage to the heart from long-term Lyme can be fatal.
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Re: Longtime KTVU anchor and reporter Leslie Griffith dies
Posted by: AllGold
Date: August 20, 2022 03:19PM
Especially tragic that was due to complications from Lyme disease.
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