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
  • Dozens rally for unity in Lancaster in response to Ku Klux Klan cross burning

    LANCASTER, Pa. — It was an afternoon of unity in Lancaster City. A rally hosted by the Lancaster NAACP spread the message “Rise, Embrace, Envision, and Empower.” This came on the same day as the planned cross burning by the Ku Klux Klan in Quarryville. Chants of “Lancaster Unite” and signs calling for peace and love in the city of Lancaster. Some people here say they came to protest the planned KKK gathering, and others say they just want to […]

  • Fire crews battle “worst fire in downtown Lebanon since 1990”

    LEBANON, Pa. — A fire in downtown Lebanon is being called the worst there in nearly 30 years. Those flames broke out early Friday morning causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage. One woman is now without a home, and a dentist isn’t sure when she’ll be able to take patients again. The fire commissioner says it started in a vacant building, a property being renovated, adding that building wasn’t up to code so the flames spread quickly. “There […]

  • Lancaster Mennonite student details moments during and after Route 30 school bus crash

    LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. — “I could hear the tires and the first bang, and then, the second one, and then, I was like on the side, and there were people and bags on top of me,” said Cameron Hoober, an 8th grader at Lancaster Mennonite Middle School. Hoober is one of the 14 students who were traveling to Lancaster Mennonite School when, according to the district attorney, the bus was involved in a chain reaction crash – one student was […]

  • CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Drivers risking children’s lives and speeding by stopped buses in Lebanon County

    LEBANON COUNTY, Pa. — Drivers are risking children’s lives and breaking the law in part of Lebanon County. Surveillance cameras capture people speeding by stopped school buses in the Cornwall-Lebanon School District, and school officials feel helpless. It may be against the law to drive around stopped school buses, but it hasn’t stopped some people from doing so – watch this footage of a driver narrowly miss hitting a mother picking up her child. The “red-runners” were caught on camera, […]

  • Senator Martin drafting bill which targets violent, destructive protesters in Lancaster County

    CONESTOGA TWP., LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. — Holding violent protesters accountable for any damage they cause. That’s the premise of a bill State Senator Scott Martin of Lancaster County is drafting since construction of the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline is so close to starting. Driving through Conestoga Township, you immediately see signs opposing the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline; the construction of more than 30 miles of natural gas pipeline could begin this summer. State Senator Scott Martin is preparing a bill in case […]

  • SLK Foundation, first-ever dinner, benefits terminally ill, special need children in York County

    STEWARTSTOWN, YORK COUNTY, Pa. — A first ever benefit in York County to raise awareness and money for local families whose children have special needs or terminal illnesses. Two of those families at the SLK Foundation charity dinner were so thankful more than 200 people came out to support their children. Sean Kisielnicki is like any other 6-year-old boy, lively and full of smiles, except he has a rare disease, Hunter Syndrome or MPS II, which only a few hundred […]

  • Charges “warranted” against Amtrak engineer, accused of derailing train, according to AG Shapiro

    PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Multiple criminal charges have been filed against Brandon Bostian. He’s the Amtrak engineer, accused of derailing a train in Philadelphia 2 years ago that killed 8 passengers. State Attorney General Josh Shapiro says the charges are just. 34-year-old Brandon Bostian of Forest Hills, New York faces 8 counts of manslaughter and multiple other charges related to endangering others’ welfare after driving 106 mph. That’s 56 miles faster than allowed on that section of Amtrak rail in Philadelphia. […]

  • Mount Rose Avenue roadway project behind schedule, according to PennDOT

    SPRINGETTSBURY TOWNSHIP, YORK COUNTY, PA. —  A road project that’s supposed to help traffic flow on Interstate 83 in York County will not be finished on time. PennDOT says the construction is taking longer than expected. Some disappointed drivers say the work needs to be completed as soon as possible. A headache – that’s how drivers describe the Mount Rose exit in York County. There is relief at the end of the road; a project set to help with the […]

  • Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” sparks mixed reactions across Central Pennsylvania

    DALLASTOWN, YORK COUNTY, Pa. — The Netflix original series “13 Reasons Why” depicts the fictional high school experience of a teenage girl who ultimately takes her own life. It’s generating a lot of talk in our area and across the country. Reactions are mixed: Some parents in our area say it creates meaningful dialogue. Some school district officials have even issued warnings about the series. The show depicts a fictional high school girl, Hannah Baker, who moves to a new school. […]