Broadcast legend Bob Griffin passes away at 85

Broadcast legend Bob Griffin passes away at 85

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - The Shreveport community has lost a broadcast legend.

Former co-workers reflect on passing of legendary KSLA broadcaster Bob Griffin

Bob Griffin passed away Monday, Feb. 3, after battling an illness. He was 85.

Bob joined KSLA shortly after the station went on the air. He spent nearly 50 years in a number of roles including weather caster, sports director and host of “Bob and His Buddies.”

(L-R) Weatherman Al Bolton, Anchor Don Owen and Sports Anchor Bob Griffin [Source: KSLA News 12 archives]
(L-R) Weatherman Al Bolton, Anchor Don Owen and Sports Anchor Bob Griffin [Source: KSLA News 12 archives]

He continued his career at KTBS. According to his family, he worked until recently.

Bob received recognition July 28, 2018, during the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ Prestigious Gold & Silver Circle Awards in Shreveport.

Bob Griffin received recognition July 28, 2018 during the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Prestigious Gold & Silver Circle event in Shreveport.
Bob Griffin received recognition July 28, 2018 during the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Prestigious Gold & Silver Circle event in Shreveport. (Source: Danielle Scruggs)

He is survived by his wife, two daughters and 10 grandchildren.

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