Tom Griffith Biography
Tom Griffith is the lead anchor at the politically influential WMUR-TV in Manchester, New Hampshire. Griffith has been in broadcasting for the past 42 years, having spent the last 31 years at WMUR-TV. In 2012, Griffith’s coverage of the Greenland Tragedy was nominated for a New England Emmy Award. Four police officers were shot and the Greenland Police Chief was killed in a New Hampshire drug raid.
Tom Griffith Age
Tom Griffith was born on April 11, 1957, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is 66 years old as of 2023.
Tom Griffith Height
How tall is Tom Griffith – 1,86m.
How much weight is Tom Griffith – 78kg.
Tom Griffith Family
Griffith was born and grew up in the Upper St. Clair suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Apparently, his secretive nature has deprived us of knowing his parents’ identity, and siblings.
Tom Griffith Married
He has a wife Janice with three children Tom, John, and Elizabeth. He resides in Greenland, New Hampshire.
Tom Griffith Net Worth/Salary
Tom Griffith has an estimated salary of about $50 000 to $100, 000 annually and an estimated net worth of about $1 million to $5 million.
Tom Griffith Education
Griffith attended Upper St Clair High School he later graduated from the University of Delaware in 1979.
Tom Griffith Career
Tom Griffith is the lead anchor at the politically influential WMUR-TV in Manchester, New Hampshire. Griffith has been in broadcasting for the past 42 years, having spent the last 31 years at WMUR-TV. Griffith began his professional career at the Top 40 AM rocker WAMS in Wilmington, Delaware, in 1977, where he anchored weekend newscasts.
In 1979, Griffith anchored morning drive radio at AM station WDEL. Griffith made the transition to television at WTOV in Steubenville, Ohio, later that year. Griffith also anchored and reported at WKYT-TV, in Lexington Kentucky. Griffith anchored at WSYX-TV in Columbus Ohio, from 1982 to 1987.
From 1983 to 1986, Griffith hosted “Discover Columbus,” a magazine program featuring in part the animals of Jack Hanna, the director of the Columbus Zoo. Hanna’s antics on the program gained national attention and helped launch his television career on Good Morning America. Griffith came to WMUR in 1988.
WMUR News 9 newscasts have won countless awards for spot news, overall coverage, and election coverage. Griffith has moderated dozens of political debates and forums for statewide offices, as well as the New Hampshire Presidential Primary.
Griffith has provided analysis of the New Hampshire Primary on CNN, C-SPAN, and FOX. Griffith has interviewed countless presidents and presidential candidates over the years. In the 1992 campaign, Griffith asked Governor Bill Clinton on the air if Clinton had ever had an extramarital affair. The question opened the door for the role of tabloid journalism in the mainstream press.
Griffin later played himself, the New Hampshire newscaster, in the movie Primary Colors starring John Travolta in 1998. He helped launch as co-host the award-winning New Hampshire Chronicle in 2001, a daily magazine program and spin-off of the long-running Chronicle program at WCVB in Boston.
After 10 years, Griffith left the program in 2012 to help launch and anchor a new 10 o’clock newscast on WMUR. Griffith hosted the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon for more than 25 years.
59 year Tom Griffith has spent 27 years of his life as a political anchor. He came to WMUR in 1988 which has won countless awards for election coverage, overall coverage spot news. There he has moderated many political debates and forums for statewide offices and has provided analysis of New Hampshire Primary through CNN, C-SPAN, and FOX. In the movie “Primary Colors” Tom tom played as the New Hampshire newscaster.
From the first in the nation primary state, his coverage of politics has reached unprecedented across the country and the world. The prestigious names of candidates and political dignitaries interviewed by Tom Griffith are President George W. Bush, President Bill Clinton, President George H.W Bush, Vice President Al Gore, and Vice President Dick Cheney.
He has interviewed many first ladies, congressman, and congresswomen, senators, presidential candidates and governors who pass through a state in seven New Hampshire primaries.
Tom Griffith Wmur News Anchor
Tom Griffith is the lead anchor at the politically influential WMUR-TV in Manchester, New Hampshire. Griffith has been in broadcasting for the past 42 years, having spent the last 31 years at WMUR-TV.