July 31, 2012 > Griggs to head Comcast SportsNet Bay Area
Griggs to head Comcast SportsNet Bay Area
Submitted By Jay dela Cruz
Ted Griggs, a native of Hayward, California and a graduate of Moreau Catholic High School and San Francisco State University, has been promoted to president of Comcast SportsNet Bay Area. He has been with the network since 1998, first serving as vice president of production and operations, and since 2007 as vice president and general manager. Griggs' promotion is effective immediately, and was announced July 26 by Jon Litner, Group President of NBC Sports Group.
Litner said," Ted is a talented and creative television executive with an unbridled passion for Bay Area sports. Under his leadership, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, in concert with Comcast SportsNet California, has quickly become the leader for regional sports programming in Northern California."
Griggs added, "I'm honored to work with the most talented people in sports television who present viewers with the highest quality sports coverage in the region on a daily basis. I'd like to thank Jon for this recognition and I look forward to continuing the network's efforts to provide comprehensive, entertaining and insightful programming to Northern California sports fans."
Griggs was the executive producer for the 2010 "Out. The Glenn Burke Story," about the first openly gay MLB player, which earned critical acclaim, including nominations for Outstanding Documentary at the annual national GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Media Awards and at the Northern California Area Emmy Awards. Also, in 2011, the sports news division began producing live daily sports news segments for NBC Bay Area's 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts. Griggs has also guided Comcast SportsNet's community relations efforts, which include the All-Star Teacher Award and Comcast Cares Day; programming and promotional support for the Special Olympics of Northern California and the Make-AWish Foundation Greater Bay Area Chapter; and fundraising support for the Willie Mays Boys and Girls Club at Hunters Point.
NBC Sports Regional Networks is part of the NBC Sports Group, 14 local networks that deliver more than 2,400 sporting events annually along with breaking news and comprehensive analysis to more than 50 million cable and satellite homes.