Stone Grissom is an Edward R. Murrow winning journalist and the prime time news anchor at News 12 on Long Island, New York. Grissom has won multiple awards for his work as a journalist, has more than a dozen Emmy nominations, has been named one of the top TV reporters by the Long Island Press, and has been recognized for his journalistic enterprise by the Associated Press, the Fair Media Council, and The Press Club of New York.
Additionally, Grissom boasts a distinguished background as a successful civil rights and criminal defense attorney. He has appeared as a legal analyst on a variety of local and national stations, including Court TV, MSNBC, CNN, Headline News, and Fox – and covered such national and international stories as the Sandy Hook shooting, numerous presidential and local elections, the civil trial of Michael Jackson, the sentencing of the Green River serial killer, and the trial of Saddam Hussein.
Grissom earned his law degree from the University of Notre Dame Law School. He was awarded the Louis A. Powell Medal for Excellence in Trial Advocacy by the American College of Trial Lawyers, was named a "Rising Star" three years in a row by the Washington publication, Law and Politics, and co-chaired the trial advocacy division of the Washington State Bar Association.
He has authored numerous articles on trial tactics and constitutional issues for various legal publications and teaches News Media and News Writing at the State University of New York at Farmingdale. His first legal thriller, A Cry for Justice, was published in July, 2017 by Moonshine Cove Publishing. Grissom lives with his wife and daughter on Long Island, and is currently working on his second thriller, Bonds of Friendship.