Hello fellow Pennsylvanians! My name is Grace Griffaton, but you can call me anything local. I love local stories and helping the community out. I began my journey with Fox 43 at the start of the new year, 2017. Prior to that, I reported and produced at the beach for WRDE-Delmarva’s NBC station. My favorite stories to cover were community impact stories, and I hope to do the same here. Although I LOVE the beach, I am a true Pennsylvanian at heart – grew up in a small town near the Poconos and graduated Magna Cum Laude from La Salle University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication where I interned at Fox 29 on Good Day Philadelphia. Following graduation, I worked for WPMT’s sister station, WNEP, researching, writing, and editing stories, shooting, and learning the broadcasting ropes. I am so happy and humbled to be back in my home state and look forward to meeting you all. I love people because everyone has such a unique background and story to tell so feel free to reach out with your story because I want to tell it! Follow me on social media – Facebook: GraceGriffatonTV and Twitter: @GraceGriffaton… or email me your ideas: Ggriffaton@Fox43.com.

Recent Articles
  • Pennsylvania bill would allow hospitals to provide as many detox beds as they see fit

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — Opioid related hospitalizations are on the rise in Central Pennsylvania. In response, some lawmakers want health care centers to be able to provide as many detoxification beds as they see fit. Those legislators want more beds and resources for those struggling with addiction. They say Pennsylvania is slow to allow hospitals the flexibility to allocate resources for addicts. “It hits all socioeconomic classes. It doesn’t mater if you’re rich or you’re poor, and because of that, there […]

  • Rubber duck races benefit the Harrisburg Fire Department

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — A giant slip and slide in Harrisburg to benefit the city’s fire department- except it wasn’t people slipping and sliding. Hundreds of rubber ducks were released on Walnut Street. People paid to enter a rubber duck into the race, and the first duck to cross the line won $1,000 for its human owner, and that winner actually donated the winnings back to the fire department. “After some of the rescue calls we’ve had here this summer, beginning […]

  • Pennsylvania lawmakers propose bill to help save pets left in hot cars

    HARRISBURG, Pa. —  Today kicks off the start of summer and officials met in Harrisburg to discuss how to better protect our furry, four-legged friends in the heat. When it is warm outside, you may be hot, and your pet is too, especially if it is left in a car alone, but lawmakers are working to protect pets and the people who may have to rescue them from a car in extreme heat. On a hot summer day, cars become […]

  • Animal cruelty legislation passes State Senate – next step? Governor Wolf’s desk

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — It’s a win for animal advocates across The Commonwealth. A bill that allows district attorneys to pursue felony charges against animal abusers is one step closer to becoming a Pennsylvania law. The Pennsylvania Senate unanimously approved House Bill 1238, which includes Libre’s law. House Bill 1238 passed unanimously through the senate, the next passing? Through Governor Wolf’s hands where he will decide the fate of the animal cruelty law. “We’ve heard horrific acts of torture. We heard […]

  • Kayakers, canoers raise their paddles for clean water at Susquehanna River Rally

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — A river rally in Harrisburg  asking state lawmakers to request clean water funds in the upcoming Pennsylvania budget. Supporters say they paddled for protection to keep Pennsylvania waterways clean and a viable economic source for the Commonwealth — timely, as state lawmakers prepare to negotiate a budget A morning on the Susquehanna River meant more to these water enthusiasts than just another day spent kayaking and canoeing. “We came together as a Susquehanna River Rally. We’re waving […]

  • Motorcycle driver severely injured in crash in Lancaster County

    PROVIDENCE TWP., LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. — State police are investigating a major motorcycle crash that happened Saturday evening in Lancaster County. The crash happened near the 1200 block of Rawlinsville Road in Providence Township, just after 7:30 p.m. Neighbors told police they heard the motorcycle accelerate right before the crash. State Police say that Michael Taylor, of New Providence, was driving his motorcycle and crossed over the center lines while negotiating a curve. Taylor’s motorcycle then struck a truck, driven […]

  • Anti-judiasm, anti-women hate speech written on apartment window posters in Lancaster

    LANCASTER, Pa. — Anti-judiasm, anti-women, and anti-Lancaster quotes written on posters, covering an apartment’s windows in downtown Lancaster. Neighbors near the apartment on King Street say the posters and the hate must go.  They describe the area as peaceful and say people treat each other with respect so it comes as a shock that there are posters on this apartment’s windows with swastikas and other hateful language towards women and Judiasm.​ Windows on an upper level apartment home on the 300 […]

  • Central Dauphin football players give back 10,000 hours of community service

    LOWER PAXTON TOWNSHIP, DAUPHIN CO., Pa. — While most high school sports teams strive to make their mark on the field, one team in Dauphin County is making a big impression off the field.  As part of their Community Connections program, the Central Dauphin High School football team has put in 10,000 hours of community service. They reached that landmark today, and FOX 43 was there at the Jewish Home of Greater Harrisburg with the young men and the coach, teaching them lessons […]

  • Lancaster County police chiefs want to encrypt radio transmissions

    LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. — Police chiefs in Lancaster County want to encrypt radio transmissions. They say safety is their utmost priority, and in doing so, would increase safety countywide.  A spokesman for the Lancaster County Chiefs of Police says they have to protect officers whereabouts and victims identities; however, before encryption can happen, the county commissioners have to approve it. It’s a move meant to protect law enforcement and victims, according to Chief Mark Pugliese of West Hempfield Township Police. “Anybody wants to try and take a […]