DEE GRIFFIN

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Forward-looking journalist with more than 15 years experience reporting and anchoring daily newscasts. I have the attested ability to assess and tackle critical situations and follow through to the best outcome. Throughout my career, I have exhibited the skills and knowledge to enterprise, as well as produce, stories that impact the local community while developing key contacts to gain results. I have a passion for writing coupled with the proven ability to create, and complete, written assignments under daily deadlines. As an experienced journalist, I am agile in multitask environments that require a wide scope of activities. I am also a journalist who is very active in the local community.  So much so, I founded and hosted a successful 5k run/walk to garner scholarship money for deserving students. Furthermore, I have spent countless hours appearing at various events as a representative of my employer in an effort to further promote the company’s mission and brand.

Work Experience

PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
AUGUSTA FIRE DEPARTMENT/
AUGUSTA-RICHMOND COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
2014 - present
Public Information Officer/Fire Safety Educator - July 2014-present
• Spokesperson and media advisor to Fire and Emergency Management Agency
• Develop internal and external communications for both the Augusta Fire Department and the Augusta-Richmond County Emergency Management Agency
• Successfully pitch public interest and safety stories to local and national media outlets and serve as on the record representative for the departments
• Create and write communications materials such as news releases, articles, newsletters, website content, social media postings, video scripts, talking points and speeches for key stakeholders as well as plan news conferences.
• Represent both departments on various community committees and boards
• Establish and maintain digital platform

News Reporter/Anchor
WJBF (ABC Augusta, GA)
October 2012- 2014
Develop daily special assignment stories for nightly newscasts
Maintain contacts for story development
Perform live on-camera reporting from various locations
Report on breaking news stories
Anchor newscasts as needed
Guest speaker and volunteer for various community organization as well as events

News Anchor/Reporter
WPTY/WLMT TV (ABC/CW Memphis, TN)
January 2003 to October 2010
Co-Anchor weeknight 5, 6, 9 and 10pm newscasts and develop pertinent news content
Generate contacts for news stories and exclusive interviews
Write daily news stories
Regular speaker at area schools and various community events
Moderate public forums and presentations
Local spokesperson for the American Heart Associations' "Go Red for Women" annual campaign
Volunteered for various community agencies
Co-creator and host of the annual "Dee Griffin Sunset 5k run/walk" to raise funds for LeMoyne-Owen
College and the UNCF
Fill-in news reader for national broadcast of the "Tom Joyner Morning Show"

News Anchor/Reporter
KCTV 5 (CBS Kansas City, MO)
April 2001 to December 2002
Weeknight/Weekend Newscast Co-Anchor
Conducted field reports on general assignment stories, live and breaking news
Developed contacts for news stories and exclusive stories
Volunteered with local charitable organizations
Featured speaker at various public events

News Anchor/Reporter
WFSB-TV (CBS Hartford, CT)
1997 to 2001
Served as solo anchor for weekend 5pm and 11pm newscasts
General Assignment reporter for nightly newscasts
Moderated numerous public events
Volunteer at local schools and for non-profit organizations

News Anchor/Reporter
WJBF TV (ABC Augusta, GA)
March 1994 to August 1997
Co-anchored nightly newscasts
Performed live field reporting on breaking news, general assignment, enterprising and special project stories
Co-hosted the "Jerry Lewis Labor Day" Telethon
Speaker and host for various schools, non-profits and events

Education

Master of Science in Journalism- Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism
Bachelor of Arts in English- Fisk University

Awards

Recipient of the Jesse H. Turner, Sr "Community Service" Award by the Memphis Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated
One of the "50 Women Who Make a Difference in Memphis" by Memphis Woman Magazine
“Top 40 Under 40” by Memphis Business Journal

Community Involvement

Leadership Memphis- 2005 Graduate
The Junior League
The Links, Incorporated
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc
Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated
Board of Directors- Girls, Inc
Board of Directors- Fogelman YMCA



DEE GRIFFIN

 Augusta, GA

Represented by:

Paul Brewer
TV Talent Agents
 706.836.5290
Paul.Brewer11@comcast.net


 

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