Hello fellow Pennsylvanians! My name is Grace Griffaton, but you can call me anything local. I love local stories and helping the community. I began my journey with FOX43 at the start of the new year, 2017. Prior to FOX43, I reported and produced at the beach for WRDE-Delmarva’s NBC station. 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
  • Concerned students, parents gather at Central York High School for cyber security town hall

    SPRINGETTSBURY TOWNSHIP, YORK COUNTY, Pa. — Digital dangers: York County prosecutors say kids can get into a lot of trouble online. Online threats closed the Central York School District for three days last month. Tonight, parents and students gathered at the high school to talk about how kids can stay safe online York County District Attorney Dave Sunday told parents they should be talking with children about what they are posting online. “I think the main thing is parents have to […]

  • Operation Veterans’ Hope helps homeless veterans get work, job skills, and housing

    MOUNT HOLLY SPRINGS, CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa. — A thrift shop is transforming the lives of veterans in one part of Cumberland County. Providing them with work, job skills, and even a place to call home. The transition from military to civilian life can be difficult, just ask Johnathan Locke. “When I got out I was dealing with PTSD. I had lot of issues with that. I was trying to get the help that I needed,” said Locke. After Locke deployed to […]

  • Hundreds still without power in York County

    LOWER CHANCEFORD TOWNSHIP, YORK COUNTY, Pa. — Thousands of people in our area are still without power tonight after high winds brought down trees and wires on Friday. In York County, some worry it could be days before their lights and heat is turned back on. It’s been a cold, dark couple of days for a number of families in Lower Chanceford Township near Airville. Luckily, some of them have been able to borrow generators from family and friends. Everyone FOX43 spoke […]

  • 14-year old hosts 9th annual food drive in Lemoyne; seeks for donations

    LEMOYNE, CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa. — A 14-year old freshman from Cumberland County hopes to fill her living room with non-perishables to donate! Isabella Anderson is hosting her 9th Annual food drive, and this year, there’s no help from mom. Over the years, Bella’s mom has helped her with the event, but this year, she is letting Bella take the reigns. Now, Bella is trying to get the word out on her own about her food drive. She says it’s been […]

  • Strong winds leave thousands without power and create a mess for crews

    CAMP HILL, CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa. — Today’s strong winds and gusts caused thousands of power outages throughout the state. Downed trees and limbs kept cleanup crews busy and created problems for drivers. These strong winds can blow trucks with light loads all over the road, so drivers have to slow down and hold on tight. As for power crews, one of their biggest concerns is branches which could come down while they work, and those branches caused thousands of the outages throughout our area. Strong winds caused one tree to topple over […]

  • Meet Mona Lisa: a survivor of dog fighting

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — Underground dog fighting rings throughout Central Pennsylvania – Pennsylvania State Police say there are a number of them. According to investigators, it’s happening in both rural and urban communities here in Central Pennsylvania, and tens of thousands of dollars are at stake.  The victims are the dogs, who are bred, groomed, and trained in terrible conditions, to fight, but many of them do not survive. Mona Lisa is a survivor of dog fighting. Except Mona Lisa isn’t aggressive in the […]

  • Church members and police train for active shooter situations in York

    YORK, Pa. — To prepare for an active shooter situation inside a house of worship, clergymen and women gathered for a special training at the Stillmeadow Church of the Nazarene campus in York. Houses of worship welcome church members, neighbors, and potentially strangers with an ulterior motive. Many clergymen and women say they can never be too prepared  for one of those people to be a potential threat, and it’s better to know what to do than to sit defenseless. “There are […]

  • Many colleges tell prospective students ‘it’s okay to protest’ following plans for National Walk-Out

    CARLISLE, CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa. — Thousands of students have or plan to walk out of to protest gun violence following a deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida school shooting. That’s prompting Dickinson College in Carlisle to send prospective students a message. “If a student’s school chooses to discipline them, suspend them, or otherwise punish them for participating in a protest, we would not penalize them in our admission process,” said Dr. Stefanie Niles, the Vice President of Enrollment. So long as students remain […]

  • Officials say people shouldn’t be driving under influence of medical marijuana

    ENOLA, CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa. — As a medical marijuana program continues to develop here in Pennsylvania, there is growing concern over the possibility of patients driving under the influence of the drug. Official say medical marijuana is like any drug, and they would never tell someone it’s okay to drive while under the influence. Will a person face charges if caught doing so? That’s questionable. Can a person with medical marijuana in their system hop behind the wheel here in […]