Tim Griggs has been named the Texas Tribune’s publisher and chief operating officer. Griggs has been a Knight Foundation fellow at the Tribune since last September. Prior to that, he spent 15 years with The New York Times.
During his stint with the Times, Griggs served as director of paid products and director of strategic planning. His most recent role was executive director of cross-platform monetization. He also served a number of years as a top editor at the Wilmington Star-News.
“You couldn’t ask for a more perfect place: A market where there’s real demand for news and analysis on statewide politics and public policy; a core team of smart, talented people who are passionate about the mission; a culture of innovation and experimentation; and an organization-wide hunger to grow,” said Griggs, in a statement.
Griggs will report to Evan Smith, the Tribune’s CEO and editor-in-chief.