Lanny Griffith, Traffic

Lanny Griffith, Traffic
Lanny Griffith is a 2011 inductee into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame for his contributions to the broadcast industry. Griffith earned his BA from Texas State University in San Marcos where he landed his first reporting job at KCNY. Griffith also blazed a news trail through radio stations KBUK in Baytown, KTEK Alvin, and quickly became the bureau chief for Metro Traffic Control in Houston. He leaped-frogged on to KTRH/KLOL as their morning traffic man. Griffith won over the morning audiences with his folksy, quick witted take on traffic. After making a remark about traffic being “tied up,” he invented the character of Traffic Master for “Traffic In Bondage” on rock station KLOL. His whip cracking traffic reports earned him an A.W.R.T. honor as Radio Personality of the Year in 1985 and landed him on the cover of Newsweek Magazine. Griffith moved onto Fox 26 News where he continued reporting traffic each morning and eventually developed “good news“ pieces which became “Live with Lanny.” The spotlight was on positive stories affecting the community. Griffith is thrilled to be back in news with so many wonderful broadcast veterans.

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