Bay Area Focus Airs Sundays at 11:00am On KBCWtv 44 Cable 12
Bay Area Focus is one of very few locally produced TV talk shows in the San Francisco Bay Area. This one-on-one interview format, hosted by KPIX 5’s Michelle Griego, airs every Sunday morning (except the third Sunday of the month) at 11 a.m. on KBCWtv 44 Cable 12 throughout Northern California. The show features in-depth conversations with visiting celebrities and newsmakers, local artists, experts, politicians, and community leaders. In addition, it highlights the Bay Area’s numerous non-profit organizations, activities and community events, and addresses the gamut of regional and local issues and concerns dealing with education, housing, politics, and transportation.
Former guests include: Senator Barbara Boxer, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Mayor Gavin Newsom, Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, Queen Noor, Caroline Kennedy, Walter Cronkite, Chris Matthews, Alan Alda, Kenneth Branagh, Richard Chamberlain, Maurice Hines, Nancy Wilson, Joy Behar, David Benoit, Rick Braun, Peter White, Pete Escovedo, Eartha Kitt, Judy Collins, Rev. Cecil Williams, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. John Gray, Dr. Cornell West, Michael Eric Dyson, Alan Dershowitz, and Dr. Dean Ornish.
Michelle Griego hosts Bay Area Focus. She joined KPIX 5 in March 2012 as co-anchor of KPIX 5 News This Morning, and can be seen weekday mornings from 4:30 -7am, and on KPIX 5 News at Noon.
Michelle likes to be in the forefront of news. She’s covered the mass shooting at the Aurora movie theater; broadcast from New Orleans when the San Francisco 49ers went to the Super Bowl, the opening of the Bay Bridge and the SF Giants World Series Victory parade.
Before moving to the Bay Area, Michelle worked at CBS4 in Denver since 2005. Her favorite live shots include breaking news or “being knee-high in snow”. The Colorado native started her career in journalism at the tender age of 11 where she co-anchored a kids’ news show, “Two Bits” for KWGN-TV for 2 ½ years.
Michelle attended Colorado State University and Metropolitan State College where she was News Director of the campus television station.
She was honored with an Emmy in 2014 for anchoring KPIX 5 at 6 AM.
When she’s not working, Michelle enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters.
To pitch a story or request an appearance on Bay Area Focus, please contact Kelsey Ross, Programming Coordinator & Producer of Bay Area Focus.