Meet the Tribune’s new reporter
The Tahoe Daily Tribune has a new reporter who has jumped right in with both feet.
Laney Griffo joined the Tahoe Daily Tribune staff this week.
Griffo, a Stockton native, is an experienced writer with several years of experience writing for Courthouse News Service and also as a producer at channel 5 in Reno, where she currently resides.
Griffo moved to Reno in 2010 to study journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno.
We asked her a series of questions to help the community get to know her a little better.
Where did you live before here?
I lived in Reno, Nevada since 2010, I moved there to study journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Why did you become a journalist?
I’ve loved writing since I was a young girl. My freshman year of high school, I was introduced to the journalism teacher. She became my favorite teacher instantly and I spent all four years of high school on the newspaper staff. In addition, I’m a bit of a nerd and I enjoy learning. Journalism is a great way to constantly be learning without having to pay student loans for more school.
What do you do for fun?
I love being outdoors, I run, bike, swim, ski and rock climb. I’m obsessed with my dog and anything I can do outdoors with her is a plus. I also enjoy reading and doing puzzles.
Is there anything about living in Tahoe that excites you?
The easy access to all things outdoors. I commuted from Reno to ski, swim and mountain bike almost every weekend. So now, the places I already love will be in my backyard. Plus, my family and I visited Tahoe every summer and winter growing up. I had a dream of one day living here, so now I get to live out my middle school fantasy.
If you could have lunch with anyone, living or dead, who would you choose?
Tina Fey. First of all, she’s hilarious. But she’s such a great role model for women and I’d love to pick her brain about modern feminism.
What’s the coolest place you’ve ever traveled to?
Greenland. My husband and I traveled to Greenland to do a marathon. We got to run on the glacier. The town we were in only had 500 citizens and there are no roads in or out of the town. The hospitality was incredible. They made us amazing food and let us play with the sled dogs.
What’s the worst movie you’ve ever seen/why?
This is hard for me to say because I love Joseph Gordon-Levitt but Looper. There were too many plot holes, the writers didn’t even try to explain how time-travel works.
Best concert you’ve been to?
I have to pick two. Willie Nelson was one of the most iconic. I grew up listening to him so I was starstruck. But my other favorite would be Devil Makes Three. They’re energy live is incredible and I love their music so much.
Favorite season (spring/summer/fall/winter) and why?
Fall. My favorite activity is trail running so the temperature during fall are perfect for running. Halloween and Thanksgiving are my favorite holidays and my anniversary is in the fall. Plus, I love the colors of fall.