Ken Griner is now in his second stint at WTOC, coming home to his native Savannah, after fifteen years in Greenville, South Carolina. With nearly 30 years in television, he's covered just about every sporting event: World Series, The Masters, U.S. Open, Daytona 500, The College World Series and fourteen bowl games. Most of his time has been spent covering sports on the college and high school level, with a lot of emphasis The SEC, ACC, Sun Belt and SOCON.
During his career, Ken has won numerous awards for his work, including coverage of The RBC Heritage Classic, high school sports, and Georgia Southern football. As a native of Savannah, Ken brings insight to local sports powers and traditions, and his knowledge comes from both sides of the microphone, as a quarterback for a state championship team in high school football, and as a starting first baseman for the University Of Georgia, where he also earned his degree.
While away from work, Ken enjoys spending most of his time on local beaches, on the golf course or running in “the big park.”
Although the official National Arbor Day is nearly two months away, the state can pick any time to celebrate their own day to celebrate planting trees. With the climate warmer in Georgia, the Peach State celebrates in February, and Tybee is having their day this Sunday.
On January 17, 1920, the 18th amendment was passed prohibiting the sale of alcohol. WTOC decided to check in with the Georgia Historical Society and the Prohibition Museum for a look back at Savannah during that period.
The Night Flight, Hearn's, Bullfrog Springer's, the list is growing of establishments on River Street that closed over the years. Kevin Barry’s is about to join that list, as the lease is not being renewed at the long time Irish Pub on River Street.