July 7, 2014

INN Welcomes Tim Griggs of Texas Tribune to Board of Directors


Tim Griggs, publisher and chief operating officer of the Texas Tribune, has joined the INN Board of Directors after a run-off election against incumbent Margie Freivogel, the editor of St. Louis Public Radio and The Beacon.

Griggs won with 20 votes to 19 for Freivogel. Griggs and Freivogel initially tied in the first election with 15 votes each. Anne Galloway of the Vermont Digger won one of two open seats in the first election with 21 votes.

“We welcome Tim Griggs to the board. He brings great knowledge and skills to INN,” said Brant Houston, chair of the board of directors. “We also give deep thanks to Margie for her five years of dedicated service to INN. We will continue to count on her counsel and her participation as we move forward.”

Freivogel was a co-founder of INN in 2009, served on the search committee that selected Kevin Davis as INN’s first executive director and chief executive officer, and has been a board member for four years.

Griggs worked for The New York Times Company for 15 years where he held several posts. He joined the Tribune in 2013 as a Knight Foundation-funded fellow investigating business models for nonprofit news organizations.

Griggs was Executive Director of Cross-Platform Monetization at The Times, where he was responsible for revenue-generating products across The Times’ digital platforms (web, tablet, smartphone, email, games and video). He also led teams responsible for the company’s pay wall, as well as all email, e-commerce and digital advertising products.

Griggs is a graduate of Virginia Tech, holds an executive MBA from UNC-Wilmington, and was a 2010 Fellow at the Sulzberger Executive Leadership Program at Columbia. In 2003 he was named one of Presstime Magazine’s “20 Under 40” industry achievers.