HUMILITY. PASSION. SMART.

Griffin Communications is a special place. You won’t find anywhere else quite like it.

We put people first and are committed to keeping Oklahomans safe, informed and entertained. It starts with David and Kirsten Griffin of Oklahoma City and John and Ashley Griffin of Tulsa, local owners with deep roots and commitment to Oklahoma.

How do we do this? We hire smart, passionate and humble people who want to be part of something special.

We are an Oklahoma-owned and operated multi-media company that reaches more than 90 percent of Oklahoma households with our television stations, statewide radio network, internet sites, digital outdoor network and mobile information distribution channels.


local stories. national presence.

OKLAHOMA heritage

Griffin Communications has been serving Oklahoma communities for more than 55 years.

The Griffin roots go back more than 100 years and the communications business can be traced back to radio in the 1930s, but television changed everything when KWTV signed on December 20, 1953.

From those pioneering roots Griffin Communications outreach has grown and led to numerous “firsts.” These include:
• The world’s tallest tower (1,565 feet)
• Oklahoma’s first color radar & the first commercial Doppler radar nationwide
• Oklahoma’s first news helicopter & the first full HD news-gathering helicopter in the country
• First use of StreetScope for television in the nation
• First broadcast automated weather warning system in the country
• First station to gather video from cellular telephones, capturing pictures of a large tornado east of Enid

Not one to rest on their laurels, Griffin Communications continues to innovate and lead while drawing on the lessons of the past.


News 9

Serving Oklahomans since late 1953, KWTV has the distinction of starting off with the world’s tallest tower. News 9 is still a leader: it’s one of the country’s top CBS affiliates and a consistent ratings winner in Oklahoma. Home of the Oklahoma Weather Expert David Payne, and veteran anchors Kelly Ogle, Amanda Taylor and Lacie Lowery.
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To inquire about advertising on KWTV/News 9, please contact:
Sean Berndt, Director of Local Sales
Call 405-841-9924 or email him.
Shawn Jordan, National Sales Director
Call 918-732-6005 or email her.

News On 6

News On 6 was Tulsa’s first television station and was founded back in 1949 by a woman in her twenties. That bold, pioneering spirit continues in the station to this day. KOTV is home of veteran anchor/reporters: Lori Fullbright, Craig Day, Terry Hood, LeAnne Taylor and John Holcomb. It’s also the home of the Oklahoma Weather Expert, Travis Meyer.
Click here to see our website.

To inquire about advertising on KOTV/News On 6, please contact:
Derek Criss, Director of Local Sales
Call 918-732-7445 or email him.
Shawn Jordan, Director of National Sales
Call 918-732-6005 or email her.

The Tulsa CW

In 2005, Griffin Communications acquired KWBT to extend its Tulsa audience reach by offering programming targeted to younger adult demographics. When the CW network was formed nationally, the station was one of the first to be given affiliate status. And KQCW was born. News On 6 airs a live newscast on The Tulsa CW each weekday from 9-10p and from 8-9a.
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To inquire about advertising on KQCW/The Tulsa CW, please contact:
Derek Criss, Director of Local Sales
Call 918-732-7445 or email him.
Shawn Jordan, Director of National Sales
Call 918-732-6005 or email her.

News 9 PLUS

News 9 Plus is a MyNetwork TV affiliate. It has top-rated syndicated programming including Law & Order, Dr. Phil and The Walking Dead. News 9 Plus is also your home for local sports including the OKC Blue (the Thunder development league), OKC Energy and the Oklahoma Ford High School Championship series.
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To inquire about advertising on KWTV/News 9, please contact:
Sean Berndt, Director of Local Sales
Call 405-841-9924 or email him.
Shawn Jordan, National Sales Director
Call 918-732-6005 or email her.

Griffin New Media

Griffin New Media was created to innovate in today’s frontier: digital media. GNM manages and develops Griffin Communications' digital platforms. Our comprehensive sites deliver breaking news, weather coverage and sports information—continually updated by a dedicated staff. Griffin sites are video-rich, featuring exclusive content produced by committed web video reporters and journalists.

News9.com & Newson6.com

Griffin Communications' two television websites, News9.com and NewsOn6.com, consistently achieve more than 8 million page views each month, offering the latest in news, weather, sports and interactive features to more than 1.2 million unique visitors monthly across desktop, mobile and apps. We are proud to provide timely, relevant news and information with Oklahomans across our state.
Click here to see our News 9 website.
Click here to see our News On 6 website.

To inquire about advertising on News9.com or NewsOn6.com, please contact:
Jill Millaway, Digital Sales Manager – Tulsa
Call 918-732-6004 or email her.
Lacey Sughru, Digital Sales Manager – OKC
Call 405-841-9123 or email her.

9 Outdoor & 6 Outdoor

Digital outdoor is one of the most nimble, flexible forms of media and Griffin Communications is proud to offer this powerful platform to advertisers. Griffin offers more than 6 faces in the Oklahoma City market and 10 faces in the Tulsa market. Our real time, internet portal gives advertisers the power and flexibility to tailor their message by date, time, weather…the sky is the limit. Griffin outdoor boards also feature news and weather information from our market-leading news stations.
Click here to see our 9 Outdoor website.
Click here to see our 6 Outdoor website.
To inquire about advertising on 9/6 Outdoor, please contact:
Brown Douglas, Director of Operations
Call 405-286-6636 or email him.

Advanced Advertising Solutions

Advanced Advertising Solutions offers a roadmap to success, showing businesses – large and small - how to maximize their advertising dollars through Griffin’s diverse platforms. The completely turn-key program includes production of :15 and :30 commercials and monthly meetings to update our advertisers on the value of their advertising schedule.
Click here to see our Advanced Advertising Solutions: News 9 Division webpage.
Click here to see our Advanced Advertising Solutions: News On 6 Division webpage.

To inquire about Advance Advertising Solutions, please contact:
Jim Meek, Director of Key Accounts and New Business Development
Call 918.732.6021 or email him.

Griffin Tower Company

Griffin Tower Company understands how important tower maintenance, brokering and services are to the success of broadcast, communications and data service provider businesses. Serving radio, TV, cellular, satellite, two-way communications and wi-fi businesses, Griffin Tower Company offers tower consulting, tower management, brokering, tower construction and resource information.

To inquire about Griffin Tower Company, please contact:
Jack Mills, Director of Engineering
Call 405-841-9126 or email him.

Griffin Digital Solutions

Griffin Digitial Solutions is your premiere resource for targeted digital audience extensions. Our team can deliver your message to the right audience for your business across 98% of all servable websites building your online presence and taking your

To inquire about advertising with Griffin Digital Solutions, please contact:
Jill Millaway, Digital Sales Manager – Tulsa
Call 918-732-6004 or email her.
Lacey Sughru, Digital Sales Manager – OKC
Call 405-841-9123 or email her.

News 9 Now &
News On 6 Now

A partnership with Cox Communications, News 9 Now/News On 6 Now offers news, weather and sports on your schedule. This 24/7 local news station is available both over the air and on Cox Cable and attracts more viewers than CNN, MSNBC and other cable news networks.

To inquire about advertising with News 9 Now/News On 6 Now, please contact:
Sean Berndt, Director of Local Sales
Call 405-841-9924 or email him.
Derek Criss, Director of Local Sales
Call 918-732-7445 or email him.
Shawn Jordan, National Sales Director
Call 918-732-6005 or email her.

our companies

Griffin Communications offers a well-rounded platform of media outlets to reach Oklahomans, including:
KWTV/News 9 (CBS affiliate), Oklahoma City
KOTV/News On 6 (CBS affiliate), Tulsa
KQCW/Tulsa CW (CW affiliate), Tulsa
KSBI/News 9 Plus (MyNetwork affiliate), Oklahoma City
News9.com
NewsOn6.com
9 Outdoor
6 Outdoor
Griffin Tower Company
Griffin Digital Solutions
Advanced Advertising Solutions: News 9 Division
Advanced Advertising Solutions: News On 6 Division

Additionally, key Griffin partnerships allow for extended Oklahoma audience reach:
News 9 Now
News On 6 Now


investing in success



Griffin Communications is a leading Oklahoma-based organization actively seeking strategic investments and growth opportunities to strengthen and diversify our holdings. With deep Oklahoma roots stretching back more than 100 years, Griffin continues to actively invest in Oklahoma media, real estate and oil & gas.

The Griffin Investments team, led by Chief Investment Officer, Steve Foerster, and Vice President, Tony Welch, is responsible for acquisitions and divestitures that enhance our long-term growth. We look for opportunities that fit our overall strategy and criteria.

Oklahoma Media
• Media is Griffin Communication’s primary investment focus including TV, radio, billboards and digital media.
Commercial Real Estate
• Our investment focus is in secondary and tertiary markets with long-term growth potential with an emphasis on office and industrial properties.
Oil & Gas
• We look to acquire both producing and non-producing minerals in hydrocarbon rich regions.

To inquire about Griffin Investments, please contact:
Steve Foerster, Chief Investment Officer
Call 405.841.3600 or email him.

Tony Welch, Vice President of Investments
Call 405-841.9107 or email him.


a passionate
statewide team

be part of something great

You will be more than just a number at Griffin Communications. We know that each person is part of the larger puzzle and together, with our different talents, we are stronger.

We value teamwork, hard work and humility. In our fast-paced and challenging industry, we think it’s important for Griffin to be a fun, positive place to grow and learn.

Being a part of the Griffin Communications team is an incredible opportunity. To be a part of something special, apply today.

In accordance with the equal employment opportunity (EEO) rules of the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC"), Griffin Communications is required to provide notification of each job vacancy to any organization that distributes information about employment opportunities to job seekers or refers job seekers to employers upon request by such organization. To be entitled to notice of vacancies, the requesting organization must provide Griffin Communications with its name, mailing address, email address (if applicable), telephone number, and contact person.

It is Griffin's policy to comply with all aspects of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, the Age Discrimination Act of 1987 as amended, the 1991 Americans with Disabilities Act as amended and other applicable legislation. Equal employment opportunity will be provided all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, age or veteran status. Any individual who believes that his or her employment rights have been violated may file a charge of discrimination with EEOC.

All employees are required to provide documentation of employment eligibility to work in the United States. Please contact Human Resources for a list of acceptable documents.

Click here to view our current job openings.


David F. Griffin

President & Chief Executive Officer

University of Oklahoma, Communications

A third-generation Oklahoman, David is not your typical CEO. Approachable, engaging, enjoyable and very active in the business. David focuses on strategic issues, competitive challenges and makes a point of meeting one-on-one with advertisers across the state. Additionally, he maintains an extremely open door policy for all employees and can often be found sharing strategy and results with team members. David is active in the development and growth of Oklahoma, he sits on numerous boards, is a member of the Young Presidents Organization and he and his wife Kirsten are involved in many charitable causes. David can often be found shuttling kids between soccer, football, basketball and other athletic activities as well as hiking and seeking new adventures.
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Rob krier

VP, Chief Operating Officer

Oklahoma State University, Marketing

A native of Muskogee, Rob Krier is quite possibly the most competitive person you will ever meet. This competitiveness has served him well in his 41-year career at Griffin Communications, which he considers a passion not a job. His passion also extends to making Griffin a fun and exciting place to work for all employees making many laugh daily. Rob is a transformational leader whose coaching has built a powerful team of leaders. Rob’s energy is boundless & infectious and he is not afraid to take on any job at Griffin that needs done. Rob and his wife have two great sons, are huge movie fans, and can be found cheering on the Thunder.
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ted strickland

VP, Chief Financial Officer

Oklahoma State University, Accounting

A dapper CPA, Ted is the core of our financial strength and is driven to make sure Griffin Communications remains a fiscally sound and growing company. After a successful public accounting career that took him to Dallas and New York, Ted came home to Oklahoma and has been the heart of Griffin’s financial strategy as the company has grown from one tv station to a media conglomerate. In addition to his financial acumen, Ted also has a keen eye and passion for art, fashion and giving back to the community through his work with the City Rescue Mission.
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steve foerster

VP, Chief Investment Officer

Arizona State University & Oklahoma City University (MBA), Management

Steve is the posterchild for work hard, but have a lot of fun while doing it! During his career at Griffin, Steve has been behind both some of our biggest accomplishments; he also has kept things fun while making big deals happen. In addition to managing Griffin’s retransmission consent agreements, Steve is also always on the lookout for investments that fit our core growth strategies. He enjoys golf, snow skiing, and cycling. Steve is also passionate about improving the lives of children and is active in numerous Oklahoma City child-focused non-profits.
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kathy haney

VP of Human Resources

Oklahoma State University, Business Education

Kathy's positive spirit lends itself well in promoting a culture of humility, passion and people smarts at Griffin. Rather than shutting down the fun, she often is the instigator while making sure that its above board. An often-heard phrase is, "You’re a very unique human resources leader. You actually like to joke and have fun!" Kathy’'s positive energy is grounded in her faith and her focus on family – both her own and her work family. When not playing with her grandkids, Kathy can be found hiking, volunteering, reading or nurturing the next generation of leaders at Griffin.
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Todd spessard

Vice President of Content

University of Missouri, Journalism and Political Science

A sports and political junky, Todd is driven to make a difference in all he does. The world’s biggest Missouri Tigers fan, Todd leads the state’s largest team of journalists and has helped build a newsroom culture dedicated to excellence. Whether it’s in his professional, personal or family life, Todd strives to be a positive influence on everyone around him, which mirrors Griffin’s commitment to Oklahoma. In his free time, Todd basks in the artificial sunlight that his eight-television sports viewing experience room generates, loves talking and debating politics and hitting the hiking trail.
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wade deaver

Vice President of Sales

Central Michigan University & Oklahoma City University, Marketing, Finance & MBA

Lovingly referred to as the human computer, no one understands numbers, trends and research like Wade. Whether it is market pacing, pricing or long term trends, Wade can make sense of the data and put together winning strategies for clients and Griffin. His curiosity is legendary and his questioning to learn more often leads our team to new discoveries and understanding that wouldn’t have been possible without Wade’s keen insights. Wade is a devoted father and husband who is also dedicated to self-improvement both physical and mental.
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trevor wiseman

Vice President of Technology

University of Central Oklahoma, Management Information Systems

Trevor is not your usual engineer. He's got a big personality and a commitment to making technology approachable and easy for all at Griffin, whether it's the big systems or someone's desktop pc. Trevor's compassion, technological savvy and generous nature serves him well in our fast-paced environment that is constantly evolving. A veteran of the United States Navy, Trevor can also be found wondering the woods and enjoying all Oklahoma’s nature has to offer.
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kevin fullbright

Vice President of New Media

Rose State University and East Central University

Kevin has a need for speed. Whether this is keeping up with the latest technology, pushing the boundaries and looking ahead to what’s next and leading the way when it comes to the competition or driving his speed boat, Kevin is always in the fast lane. Kevin joined Griffin when viewers were just starting to turn to their phones for news, weather and sports and he has been at the forefront as we developed mobile communications, websites and apps to serve our viewers. When not deep in the internet, Kevin loves being at the lake with a large circle of friends, boating, playing horseshoes or building something new and amazing
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houston hunt

Vice President of Marketing

Oklahoma State University, Agricultural Communications & Marketing

The juggler, the plate spinner, the solver….Houston thrives on creative chaos. Give him spare time and he’ll get in trouble, but give him a seemingly unsolvable problem he’s in heaven. Houston believes in running every marketing campaign like an election – focusing on the big picture and targeting using every tool at the team’s disposal. Houston loves helping others succeed and emerging marketing technologies and can’t stop obsessing about finding the holy marketing grail that measures all audience touchpoints in one number. A farm boy at heart, he can often be found working outside caring for a menagerie of Texas Longhorns, dogs and other farm animals, working in the garden or building something new.
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tony welch

Vice President of Investments

University of Oklahoma & Oklahoma City University, Finance & MBA

Tony is our pro-forma ninja. When we want to accurately predict performance of an investment or a business opportunity, we turn to Tony. His past business experience has served him well as Griffin has expanded and grown in the recent years. Tony believes strongly in servant leadership, and is driven to be the best father and husband he can be while also helping others grow and succeed. Tony gives back to our community by coaching his children’s teams, donating his talents to Sunbeam Family Services and the Oklahoma City Philharmonic.
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