Tim GriggsTim Griggs is the publisher and chief operating officer of The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization that covers state politics and public policy.

Prior to joining the Tribune, Griggs worked for The New York Times Company for 15 years, where he held several posts. He most recently served as executive director of cross-platform monetization, where he was responsible for revenue-generating products across The Times’s digital platforms (Web, tablet, smartphone, email, games and video) and led teams responsible for the company’s pay model, as well as email, e-commerce and digital advertising products.

Griggs spent most of his career as a journalist, holding a variety of newsroom leadership positions, including executive editor of the Star-News in Wilmington, North Carolina, where he helped make an early transition from print to digital. In 2008, Griggs joined The New York Times as director of strategic planning, where he led projects such as its partnership with nonprofit news organizations across the country. In 2011, he was named director of paid products, where he grew The Times's subscription base to more than 800,000 paid digital-only subscribers.

Griggs is an alumnus of Virginia Tech and holds an executive MBA from University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He is a board member of the Investigative News Network, a project leader for The Texas Tribune's RJI Fellowship (studying the application of growth hacking for digital news audience growth), a 2013 Knight Foundation-funded fellow (investigating business models for nonprofit news organizations), and a 2010 fellow at the Sulzberger Leadership Program at Columbia Journalism School. In 2003, he was named one of Presstime Magazine’s “20 Under 40” industry achievers. Griggs is also a sleep-deprived new father and a competitive Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner.


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