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, MS, Hartford, CT, Kansas City, MO and Memphis, TN. Throughout her career, Dee has garnered countless awards for her reporting and community service including an Emmy nomination for her series on domestic violence titled, “Hidden Crime.” She was awarded 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. She was also selected as a “2019 Unsung Heroine Honoree” by The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter. Dee is a recipient of “The Salute to Greatness” award during the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Life and Legacy Honor celebration.
Currently, Dee co-anchors the 4:30, 5:30 and 7 p.m. newscasts on WJBF News Channel 6. Dee also enjoys delving into her love of writing and reporting through general assignment and long format stories that air on WJBF News Channel 6 and ME-TV.
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 for the Golden Harvest Food Bank which annually provides thousands of pounds of food for people in Georgia and South Carolina.
Her biggest honor is being the mother of a very active and smart son, Pierce.