Former KTVU anchor Leslie Griffith dies, according to report

Former Bay Area news anchor Leslie Griffith has died, according to a report by KTVU Channel 2 News. She was 66.

Griffith, who anchored the news on KTVU for two decades, died Wednesday in Lake Chapala, Mexico, according to the report. A family member told KTVU that Griffith had been suffering from Lyme Disease ever since being bitten by a tick while living in Oregon in 2015. She’d had a home in Mexico since 2016.

Griffith joined KTVU in 1986 as a weekend reporter and anchor, and ended up becoming one of the Bay Area’s most recognized television reporters. She began co-anchoring the “Ten O’Clock News” in 1998.

Griffith resigned in 2006.

Griffith, who is from Tomball, Texas, is survived by two daughters, Trenton and Carly, and two grandchildren, according to KTVU.

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