Dee Griffin

Dee Griffin

Dee Griffin is an Augusta native who graduated from Aquinas High School and earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. Upon graduating, she entered the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois where she earned her Master of Science in Journalism. 

Dee is proud of her tenure in television news that has spanned many cities and states including Tupelo, Mississippi, Augusta, Georgia, Hartford, Connecticut, Kansas City, Missouri and Memphis, Tennessee. During that time, she garnered countless awards for her reporting and community service including the “Jesse H. Turner, Senior Community Service Award” by the Memphis Alumni chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated. She was listed as one of the “50 Women Who Make A Difference in Memphis” by Memphis Woman Magazine. She was also selected as one of the “Top 40 Under 40” by the Memphis Business Journal. Dee is also proud of her work with “Leadership Memphis” as a graduate of the class of 2005. 

In 2014, Dee embarked upon a new journey in life by making a mid-career transition into fire services. At the Augusta Fire Department, Dee was only responsible for handling critical and crisis communications she was also tasked with educating the public regarding fire safety and prevention. She educated countless children and adults about ways to prevent fires and protect themselves as well as those around them. Although did not rescue people from burning buildings, Dee helped save lives through pivotal community education. Dee has retained her certification as a “Child Passenger Safety” technician and “Fire Safety Educator” in order to continuing helping the community through education. 

Dee was blessed to gain re-entry into television news which is her passion. Currently, Dee co-anchors the 5:30 p.m. news on WJBF NewsChannel 6 and 10 p.m. news on ME-TV. Dee also enjoys delving into her love of writing and reporting through her general assignment stories that air on WJBF NewsChannel 6. 

After escaping and overcoming an abusive marriage, Dee is using her experience and love of public speaking to advocate against domestic violence.  Dee travels to various cities using her skills as an orator and journalist to help save the lives of women, and men, affected by domestic violence. 

Dee is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, The Links Incorporated (Augusta chapter), Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated (Augusta chapter) and she serves on the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Firefighter’s Burn Foundation as well as the Augusta Ballet.

Her biggest honor is being the mother of a very active and smart 6 year old son, Pierce. 

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