Tom has been in
broadcasting for the past 35 years, the last 25 at WMUR-TV. He has been
at the anchor desk longer than anyone in WMUR-TV history.
Currently, he co-anchors WMUR News 9 at 6 p.m., WMUR News 9 at 10 on ME-TV New Hampshire and WMUR News 9 Tonight at 11 p.m.
10 years, he co-hosted New Hampshire Chronicle, WMUR’s award winning
program about the people and places that make the Granite State special.
his arrival in 1988, WMUR News 9 newscasts have won countless awards
for spot news, overall coverage and election coverage. He has moderated
dozens of political debates and forums for statewide offices as well as
the New Hampshire Presidential Primary.
has also provided analysis of the New Hampshire Primary on CNN, C-SPAN
and FOX. He has interviewed countless presidents and presidential
candidates over the years.
the 1992 campaign, he was the journalist to ask then-Governor Bill
Clinton whether he had ever had an extra-marital affair. It was a
question that elevated the role of tabloid journalism in the mainstream
press. Later he played himself, the New Hampshire newscaster, in the
movie "Primary Colors" starring John Travolta in 1998.
2008, he anchored tornado coverage in New Hampshire that was recognized
with an Edward R Murrow Award for the Best Newscast in the nation among
major market television stations.
to his arrival in New Hampshire in 1988, he anchored at WSYX-TV in
Columbus, Ohio, from 1982-1987. He also anchored and reported at WKYT-TV
in Lexington, Ky., and WTOV-TV in Wheeling, W. Va., and Steubenville,
Ohio. Before his work in television, he anchored morning drive radio at
WDEL-AM in Wilmington, Del., and delivered the news on Top 40 rocker
1983 to 1986, Griffith hosted "Discover Columbus," a magazine program
featuring in part the animals of Jack Hanna, Director of the Columbus
Zoo. Hanna's antics on the program gained national attention and helped
launch his television career on Good Morning America.
coverage of military operations in Great Britain in 1986 won him the
Associated Press award for the best series reporting in Ohio. He
anchored tornado coverage in 1987 that was honored by the Ohio
Associated Press as the states' best spot news coverage. And in 1991, a
planned trip to the Persian Gulf with the New Hampshire National Guard
was cut short by the start of the Gulf War.
has hosted the Muscular Dystrophy Telethon for more than 30 years and
is an active supporter of countless organizations throughout New
Tom and Janice have three adult children and they reside along the New Hampshire Seacoast.