Ted Griggs was named President, Group Leader and Strategic Production and Programming, NBC Sports Regional Networks, in October 2016. Griggs oversees NBC Sports Boston, NBC Sports Philadelphia, NBC Sports Philadelphia +, NBC Sports Washington and NBC Sports Washington + working closely with the general managers of each network to lead strategies promoting the growth and optimization of the businesses. He also oversees the strategy for Production and Programming for the NBC Sports Regional Networks. Griggs reports into David Preschlack, President, NBC Sports Regional Networks, and NBC Sports Group Platform and Content Strategy.
Previously, Griggs served as President of Comcast SportsNet Bay Area and Comcast SportsNet California, now NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California. He first joined the network in 1998 as Vice President of Production and Operations. In 2007, Griggs was named Vice President and General Manager, and promoted to President in 2012. Griggs led the operations of the networks, including affiliate relations, advertising sales, production, programming, marketing and public relations.
Before joining NBC Sports Regional Networks, Griggs spent 15 years (1982-1997) at Golden Gate Productions, in a variety of roles and was eventually promoted to executive producer. Griggs worked on numerous sporting events, spanning from “Sports Illustrated For Kids” Olympics Specials to Stanford University Football and World Cup Downhill Skiing. Griggs was named nine times to San Jose Mercury News’ “Bay Area’s 25 Most Powerful Sports People.”
A native of Hayward, Calif., and a graduate of Moreau Catholic High School and San Francisco State University, Griggs resides in Connecticut with his wife. They have three children.
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