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
  • 9-year-old boy beats leukemia and is going to Disney World

    MILLERSVILLE, LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. — A 9-year-old from Chester County got his biggest wish on a football field in Lancaster County – thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Millersville University. Gavin Gretzula battled and beat leukemia and will be going to Disney World with his family very soon. The Millersville football team took in Gavin for the day, where he signed a one day contract, got a uniform, scored the Black and Gold winning touchdown, and found out at half-time […]

  • Neighbors worry change to anti-blight ordinance could have negative effects in Duncannon

    DUNCANNON, PERRY COUNTY, Pa. — A change in Duncannon means you may soon be seeing more boarded up buildings. Now, some people who live in the Perry County community say the change will only increase the blight problem there. Under the old ordinance here in Duncannon, these windows and doors couldn’t be boarded up. Now, though, the borough voted to roll back the ordinance, just as long as animals can’t get inside the buildings, and there’s no big safety concerns. […]

  • Water pipe replacement project in Lancaster County to cost millions

    MILLERSVILLE, LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. — Part of Lancaster County is dealing with a recent rash of water main breaks. So far, there’s been 9 water main breaks in the Quaker Hills area of Millersville, all because of aging pipes. An official with the Lancaster City Water Authority tells us the pipes are made of concrete, and after about 50 years of use, those pipes have become very brittle, and now, all of it must be replaced. “We have a five year […]

  • Red Cross fire responses up in Lancaster County, need additional volunteers

    LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. — The Lancaster Red Cross says they’re hurting for volunteers. This call for help comes a week before a national push for volunteers during ‘National Volunteer Week’. The organization has responded to more fires in the past 8 months than they did all of last year in Lancaster County. An official with the Red Cross of Central Pennsylvania tells me they’re not positive if it’s because there’s been more fires, but families have definitely needed more help […]

  • ‘Taps’ tribute stirs some community members in Glen Rock, inspires others

    GLEN ROCK, YORK COUNTY, Pa. — A naval lieutenant commander plays a recording of the military tune ‘Taps’ every night at his home in Glen Rock, and his actions were set to be discussed at a Glen Rock council meeting because not everyone is a fan of the performance. Then, this afternoon, it was pulled from the agenda for what the council president calls “a safety concern”. Joshua Corney says he’s been in the navy for about 20 years. He installed […]

  • Bikers rev their engines and deliver Easter to children across the area

    HUMMELSTOWN, DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa. — Dozens of bikers revved their engines to bring Easter to sick children. “A lot of kids really want to be out there enjoying Easter egg hunts and eating chocolate, but a lot of times, they’re in hospitals trying to get better,” said Rich Fanning, the Co-Organizer of the 2017 Pennsylvania Bunny Run. The Hummelstown Fire Department in Dauphin County and the Red Knights Motorcycle Club paired up to bring a part of Easter to children […]

  • York fire displaces 7, including family who was recently homeless

    YORK, Pa. — Multiple people in York are without their homes after a fire ripped through two, three-story homes on the 300 block of East Maple Street. Those fire victims are out of their homes, at least temporarily, according to York City’s Fire Chief, and they lost most of what they own. A couple from 316 East Maple Street feels incredibly disheartened because it was their first apartment together after being homeless. “We went from literally homeless to the roadway and worked […]

  • Donated pet oxygen masks help save your furry friends in Adams County

    GETTYSBURG, Pa. — An Adam’s County fire house needed oxygen masks to help save pets at emergencies. That’s when a local veterinary hospital got involved and donated six sets to Gettysburg Volunteer Fire Company. So many of us think of our pets as family and would never want to see anything bad happen to them. That’s why the masks were needed, an extra hand for firefighters to save your pawed friends. “If we can get the animal out in time, […]

  • Lancaster Red Cross receives new vehicle to respond to emergency situations

    LANCASTER, Pa. — Country wide, the Red Cross says it needs new vehicles to respond to emergencies and disasters. Thanks to a generous donation by a local company, a new vehicle is being put to use in Lancaster. It’s a company push to change out outdated vehicles with too many miles. Fires and floods – just some of the tragedies the Red Cross responds to. Workers and volunteers need to get to scenes safely to ensure your future safety. That’s […]