BTJA Member Profile
- Primary Outlet:
- Emmy Magazine
- Additional Outlets:
- AARP Magazine & TV for Grownups vertical; American Way
- John Griffiths, Us Weekly's sole Television Critic from December 2003 to March 2017, is a regular contributor to Emmy magazine (the publication of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences), AARP magazine and its TV for Grownups vertical, and American Way. John is also Executive Director of GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics, which he founded in 2009. Born in Los Angeles, John attended graduated from the University of Southern California (Journalism). His spent seven years as a Special Correspondent for People magazine before holding later positions as the Senior Arts & Entertainment Editor for The Advocate and a Contributing Editor to Women's Health magazine. He's also a well-regarded celebrity profile writer, having notched stories on the likes of Sandra Bullock, Jennifer Garner and Courteney Cox for magazines such as InStyle, Cosmopolitan and Glamour. His passion for TV dates back to his childhood, when he created fall programming schedules with made-up shows for his own imaginary network, NBS (he was president, of course, and, um, The Lee Majors Variety Hour was a big hit). His current Top 10 actual shows are Baskets, Better Things, Dear White People, Democracy Now, Get Shorty, Legion, The Americans, The Collection, The Good Place and Quarry (catch it fast).