Dana Griffin joined NBC 7 as reporter and fill-in anchor in April 2021.
Connecting with people, highlighting important issues and breaking news fuels her passion for journalism.
Previously, Dana worked as an anchor and investigative journalist at WYFF in Greenville, SC. She reported for KCRA in Sacramento -- covering raging wildfires, Sierra snow and the complex political scene. Dana also worked in Providence, RI where she covered Aaron Hernandez’s first murder trial for months in Massachusetts.
She started her on-air career at KIEM in Eureka, Calif., as a weekend anchor and reporter. Dana also worked behind the scenes in her hometown at WAGA in Atlanta.
She holds a degree in Mass Media Arts from Clark Atlanta University where she graduated magna cum laude. Dana pledged the Alpha Pi chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. She was also co-captain of her college dance team: The Essence Dance Line.
Dana is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and San Diego Association of Black Journalists.
She loves to dance and play co-ed flag football. Her team won the Greenville Sports League winter 2021 championship!
Dana loves to travel and is always down for an adventure. She’s falling madly in love with this beautiful area and can’t wait to explore more of its hidden gems. She’d love to hear your restaurant, hiking and outdoor adventure recommendations. (Surfing is already on Dana’s bucket list.)
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Mental health and child care were among the topics covered during the city of San Diego’s COVID COVID-19 Recovery and Response Committee Meeting on Monday.
San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) is currently installing underground power lines off Cole Grade Road to mitigate fire risk in the community. But neighbors say the company is using pumps to extract their precious resource: water.
Since California fully reopened, San Diegans are noticing more drivers and less street parking.
It’s been nearly a week since California fully reopened and business is booming, however, the thousands of extra people flocking to Downtown San Diego has made it challenging for at least one restaurant.
Racial disparities have been found in some of the San Diego Police Department’s policing practices, according to a report that examined data on traffic stops, non-traffic stops and use of force incidents from 2016 to 2020.
The University of California — and UC San Diego — reverse course and will require all students, staff and faculty to be vaccinated against COVID-19 this fall
It’s the last weekend before restrictions in California are lifted and people are already getting a head start on what’s going to be a beautiful weekend
Following a recent federal ruling that struck down California’s ban on assault weapons, state leaders are reacting.
More than 2,000 rape kits from a dozen San Diego County law enforcement agencies have been tested following their delivery to an independent lab, the latest milestone in a three-year project to clear the county’s untested sexual assault kit backlog, the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday.
Over the weekend, neighbors placed blue ribbons throughout their community and held a memorial to honor the couple