Longtime KTVU anchor Leslie Griffith dies in Mexico & More News

Leslie Griffith, a longtime television journalist known for anchoring the 10 p.m. newscast on KTVU Channel 2 News died Wednesday, the station said.

Griffith, a native of Tomball, Texas, died in Lake Chapala, Mexico, according to KTVU. She had lived in Mexico since 2016, a family member told the station.

KTVU didn’t immediately respond for a request for comment.

She left the station in 2006 and continued writing for multiple outlets, including online media organization Huffington Post and The Chronicle. In 2005, Griffith established the Leslie R. Griffith Woman in Courage Scholarship, aimed at helping young women achieve their career goals and complete their educational journey.

Before transitoning to an anchor role, Griffith spent time as a reporter with the Associated Press and The Denver Post.

Griffith suffered from the effects of Lyme disease since being bitten by a tick in Oregon in 2015, a family member told KTVU, but it’s unclear whether the disease contributed to her death.

Jordan Parker (he/him) is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: [email protected] Twitter: @jparkerwrites.

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