Ted Griggs

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Ted Griggs is president of Comcast SportsNet Bay Area. Comcast SportsNet Bay Area is the regional sports network that broadcasts across Northern California and Nevada and televises live sporting events, including San Francisco Giants, Oakland Athletics, Golden State Warriors, San Jose Sharks, San Jose Earthquakes, and San Jose SaberCats. As president, Griggs oversees the daily operation of the network, including affiliate relations, advertising sales, programming, production, marketing and public relations.

Griggs joined the network in 1998. He served as vice president of production and operations, and, in 2007, became vice president and general manager.[1] Also in 2007, under Griggs’ leadership, the network relocated to new, HD studios in downtown San Francisco.[1]

Career[edit]

From 1982-1997, Griggs served as a producer, senior producer (1982-1994), vice president, and executive producer (1994-1997) at Golden Gate Productions. During his tenure at Golden Gate Productions, he worked on Sports Illustrated for Kids Olympics Special for NBC, World Cup Soccer Preview for ABC, MCI Downhill Replays for NBC and CBS, Stanford University Football, and World Cup Downhill Skiing. Griggs also worked on a total of eleven years of NFL Super Bowl Specials and twelve years of national and international Pre-Olympic programming.

At Trans World International, Griggs served as a senior producer, from 1997-1998, and produced several ski series, for multiple networks. In addition, he also directed several events for WNBC and ESPN. Griggs was a sports producer for San Francisco’s KRON-TV’s Sports Final, from 1981-1982.

Awards[edit]

The San Jose Mercury News ranked Griggs number one in "Bay Area’s 25 Most Powerful Sports People," in 2008. Since then, he has remained in the top five each year. In 2010, Griggs served as the executive producer for the show, "Out. The Glenn Burke Story," which explored the life of the first openly gay Major League Baseball player. The show earned a nomination for Outstanding Documentary at the national GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Media Awards,[2] as well as a nomination from the Northern California Emmy Awards.[1]

While serving as vice president, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area has won a total of 60 local Emmy Awards and three Beacon Awards, cable television’s award for public affairs excellence.

Education and Personal Life[edit]

Griggs is a native of Hayward, CA. He graduated from Moreau Catholic High School, and received his B.A. from San Francisco State University. He currently lives in Novato, CA with his wife, Amy, and their three children, Jace, Griffin, and Sydney. He has served as president of the Novato Lacrosse Club, a non-profit that provides opportunities to youth to play lacrosse.[1]

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