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Leslie Griffith

Leslie Griffith has been a journalist in newspaper, radio and television for over 25 years. One of her first assignments was in Moscow during the cold war. Griffith has earned two Edward R. Murrow awards, nine Emmys, 37 Emmy nominations, the Prestigious Casey Medal for helping to stop exploitation of the nation’s children, seven Radio and Television News Directors Association awards, the 2006 People’s Choice Award for Best Female Anchor in Oakland Magazine and the 2005 Associated Press Anchor of the Year. Griffith received commendation from The Associated Press for being the first to confirm on September 11, 2001, that the passengers on Flight 93 fought back. Griffith won the National Genesis Award for exposing abuse at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in 2005. Griffith is currently working on a book about corporate censorship of the media called ‘Shut-up and Read.’ To reach Griffith, go to