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Ted Griggs
 
Ted Griggs
President, Comcast SportsNet
San Francisco State University
B.A. Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts (1984)
  • Leads Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, the regional sports network that broadcasts to over 4 million television households in Northern California and Nevada. Comcast SportsNet Bay Area's programming includes MLB's San Francisco Giants, NBA's Golden State Warriors, and its signature news shows, SportsNet Central and Chronicle Live. Responsible for operations, including affiliate relations, advertising sales, programming, production, marketing and public relations.
  • In 2007, oversaw the network's relocation and construction of its state-of-the-art 37,000 square-foot HD studios, newsroom and office space in downtown San Francisco. That same year, Comcast SportsNet increased its live events production by 30% and now televises over 550 live sporting events annually and over 2,200 live studio shows each year.
  • In 2008, ranked first in the San José Mercury News' "Bay Area's 25 Most Powerful Sports People" and has remained in the top five on the annual list. During his tenure, the network has won 60 local Emmy Awards and three Beacon Awards. The Beacon Award is cable television's highest award for public affairs excellence.
  • Was the executive producer for the 2010 documentary Out. The Glenn Burke Story, about the first openly gay MLB player, which earned critical acclaim, including nominations for Outstanding Documentary at the annual national Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards and at the Northern California Area Emmy Awards.
  • Guided Comcast SportsNet's community relations efforts, which include the All-Star Teacher Award and Comcast Cares Day; programming and promotional support for the Special Olympics of Northern California and the Make-A-Wish Foundation Greater Bay Area Chapter; and fundraising support for the Willie Mays Boys and Girls Club at Hunters Point.
  • Past president of the Novato Lacrosse Club, a youth non-profit that provides opportunities for boys and girls ages 7-14 to play lacrosse and to learn life lessons through positive coaching.

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