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
  • Father takes late son’s girlfriend to high school prom

    MERCERSBURG, FRANKLIN COUNTY, Pa. — Prom night is a special occasion for teenagers, which is why one father in Franklin County couldn’t let his late son’s girlfriend go to the dance alone. “He was such a smart aleck and so sarcastic and so sweet at the same time, and his smile was so perfect,” said Kaylee Suders, a senior at James Buchanan High School. Kaylee Suders and Carter Brown were high school sweethearts. “He could say something and you’d be […]

  • Company gets a second chance at a medical marijuana growing facility and dispensary in York County

    YORK TOWNSHIP, YORK COUNTY, Pa. — A second chance to cash in on Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program.  A corporation in York County reapplies for a state license to grow and dispense medical cannabis. Investors with Five-Leaf Remedies in York County thought they lost their shot to grow, process, and sell medical marijuana. They were denied by the state for a permit last year, losing thousands of dollars in application fees and outreach efforts. Five-Leaf is now trying again, with a new partnership with […]

  • Lancaster County Police Departments recruiting potential cops

    LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. — Calling on anyone who thinks they have what it takes to become a police officer: applications for police testing are now being accepted by the Lancaster County Chiefs of Police Association. That’s an organization comprised of 27 police departments across Lancaster County. People are able to apply with or without a law enforcement background. The challenge has become finding people who want to become an officer. Some officers say people don’t realize the job is more than […]

  • Baseball players from Central Pennsylvania invited to the White House

    CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA, Pa. — Two baseball leagues from our area received quite the surprise this week from Washington D.C. Players from both leagues invited by the White House to meet President Donald Trump as part a new sports initiative by Mr. Trump. The invite was such a shock to both leagues; initially, officials thought it was a scam! “As soon as we get this email, we think it’s a scam,” explained Kevin Kerlin, Vice President of Red Land Little League. “[It’s] a […]

  • Firefighters forced to cancel Mountville Carnival opening night, all thanks to Mother Nature

    MOUNTVILLE, LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. — A Lancaster County volunteer fire company is taking a hit because of this rainy weather. Mountville Fire Company cancelled the first night of its annual carnival, the largest fundraising event for the company, because of yesterday’s stormy weather. The rain won’t stop the rides, but firefighters fear it could keep people away from the carnival for a second or third night which isn’t good for the department. “It’s raining which is not good for us,” said […]

  • More than 30 large trees come crashing down on homeowner’s Cumberland Co. property during Tuesday’s severe weather

    SOUTH MIDDLETON TOWNSHIP, CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa. — Crews and homeowners continue clearing dozens of downed trees from yesterday’s storm. Tuesday’s severe weather and extensive damage prompted the National Weather Service to visit parts of Central Pennsylvania. Officials surveyed parts of the area, looking for signs of a tornado. The National Weather Service told one homeowner a tornado did not cause the damage. Strong winds did however knock not one but more than 30 trees down on his property! “JUST SWOOSH!” […]

  • Attorney General’s office cracking down on puppy mills and pet scams

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — According to the State Director of the Humane Society, Pennsylvania is one of the worst states in the country when it comes to puppy mills and pet fraud. That’s why the Attorney General’s office is now training agents, to crack down on those issues. ‘The Horrible Hundred 2017’: A Study by the Humane Society of the United States lists Pennsylvania as one of the worst states in the country for puppy mills. ‘Unfortunately, Pennsylvania has 12 puppy […]

  • Medical marijuana patients share their success using the medication

    LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. — For some people suffering from serious conditions, medical marijuana has been the only solution for pain management. Life changing – that’s how two Lancaster County patients describe medical marijuana. Despite it being legal as part of Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program, and despite drastically improving their quality of life, they say it’s still looked down upon. They told FOX43 their stories this afternoon, hoping to share how medical marijuana helps and destigmatize the medication. It’s all smiles for […]

  • Mayor announces mini-casino unlikely in Carlisle

    CARLISLE, CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa. — Off the table – officials in Carlisle announced they will not make a vote on a mini-casino. They made the announcement Thursday night at a packed council meeting. A crowd applauded the decision to *not vote on a mini-casino in Carlisle Borough. In order to have a mini casino in Carlisle, council would need to make a vote, opting back into having one in the borough. Many neighbors agreed with the decision. “Modern slot machines […]