Tosha Whitten-Griggs has been named senior vice president of TV One.
“Tosha joins TV One as an award-winning and accomplished communications executive with more than 20 years of experience in her field,” said Brad Siegel, president of TV One. “Her background, which includes major awards shows, television and film publicity, as well as extensive relationships inside the most sought-after national consumer and trade media outlets, makes her best suited to increase the profile and perception of TV One within the media, industry, and public.”
Most recently, Whitten-Griggs served as the President/CEO of The FrontPage Firm, a boutique publicity firm with notable clients and projects that include OWN, Sony Pictures Television, USA Network/Characters Unite, Netflix, TV Land, Bounce TV, The SAG Foundation, Interscope Records, Vivendi Entertainment, TD Jakes Enterprises, Central City Productions/The Stellar Gospel Music Awards, Entertainment Tonight host Kevin Frazier, singers Lalah Hathaway and Faith Evans, film executive and author DeVon Franklin, television personality and celebrity stylist Kimberly Kimble, veteran television producer Ralph Farquhar, and TV One’s News One Now host and managing editor Roland S. Martin among others.
Whitten-Griggs also served in positions of increasing responsibility at the Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards for eight years where she was most recently publicity director (2009-2016). She has also offered expertise to other major television and entertainment industry events, serving as executive-in-charge of publicity for The Stellar Gospel Music Awards (2010 – 2016), as well as contributing to publicity efforts on The American Music Awards, The ASCAP Pop Awards, The ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards and The Trumpet Awards.
Whitten-Griggs’ portfolio includes major feature placements in high-profile, national outlets, such as Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA TODAY, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Entertainment Weekly, The Hollywood Reporter, Essence, Variety, Black Enterprise and Ebony, to name a few.
As TV One’s senior vice president of public relations, Whitten-Griggs will oversee the full scope of the network’s communications and public relations strategies, including corporate communications, media relations, public affairs, and program publicity. Based in Los Angeles, she serves as TV One’s primary spokesperson and chief press contact. She will report directly to Siegel.