Bob Griffin Biography
Bob Griffin is an American radio and television journalist with more than fifty years experience in broadcasting in his adopted city of Shreveport, Louisiana. He once worked for a film company in St. Louis, Missouri, and then appeared in an off-Broadway show in New York City. Griffin has received numerous broadcast honors.
Bob Griffin Age
Bob Griffin was born on August 8, 1934, in Fort Smith, Arkansas Louisiana, USA, as Robert Madison Griffin. He is 84 years old as of 2018.
Bob Griffin Personal Life
Madison Griffin was born and raised in Fort Smith in western Arkansas. Apparently, information about his family and parents has not been mention.
Bob Griffin Wife
Griffin is happily married to the former Robbie Denise Clingan. Together they have twin daughters and ten grandchildren who are Sunday school directors at the Emmanuel Baptist Church, a Southern Baptist congregation in Shreveport, where Mrs. Griffin is on the staff as the children’s director.
Bob Griffin Education
Griffin studied at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and the University of Nebraska in the capital city of Lincoln, Nebraska.
Bob Griffin Career
Robert Madison Griffin, known as Bob Griffin is currently a radio and television journalist with more than fifty years experience in broadcasting in his adopted city of Shreveport, Louisiana. He worked for a film company in St. Louis, Missouri, and then appeared in an off-Broadway show in New York City. griffin joined KSLA, the CBS affiliate established seven years earlier in 1954 as the first television station in Shreveport.
He hosted the short-lived What’s News? weekend quiz program for high school students, based on current events with questions taken from KSLA news and sports broadcasts of the preceding week. He was principally the sports editor at KSLA and became personally acquainted with scores of area athletes, some of whom reached national prominence. In his early years at the station, his major colleagues included Don Owen, a native of Oklahoma as news anchor from 1954 to 1984, mand Al Bolton, a native of Alexandria, Louisiana, and the chief meteorologist from 1954 to 1991.
Griffin handled sports twice daily five days a week and the weather five nights a week. He covered the leading high school games on Friday nights as well as pertinent college and professional teams.
Griffin is assisting Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator in the promotion of the department’s “Safety Town” located between Walker Road and Jewella Avenue near the South Park Summer Grove Baptist Church. The organization was established to teach children how to avoid danger and to protect their own safety.
Bob Griffin Honors
2000, “Sportsman of the Year, Independence Bowl Foundation
2004, “Mr. Shreveport”, from the local Optimist Club
2005, induction into the Centenary College Sports Hall of Fame
2005, “Louisiana Sportscaster of the Year” by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association
2009, “Distinguished Service Award” from the Louisiana Sportswriters Association at the annual Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet in Natchitoches. Griffin shared the honor with Orville K. “Buddy” Davis, long-time sports editor of the Ruston Daily Leader in Ruston, Louisiana.
2011, Five Living Legends of Shreveport, Danny Fox (1954-2014) of KWKH radio.
Fox named Griffin as one of the Top 5 “Living Legends” of Shreveport, along with James Burton and Hank Williams, Jr. Two others honored, Frank Page and Claude King, died in 2013
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