News anchor Leslie Griffith dies at 66

News anchor Leslie Griffith dies at 66

Leslie Griffith, the former news anchor on KTVU for two decades, died Wednesday in Lake Chapala, Mexico

Dozens of tributes have been paid to Griffith as news of her death emerged.

A relative told KTVU that Griffith was suffering from Lyme Disease since being chomped by a tick while living in Oregon in 2015

Leslie Griffith resigned KTVU in 2006 and worked for the Huffington Post, The Chronicle, the Associated Press, and Denver Post during her journalistic career

Leslie Griffith won nine local Emmy awards, a pair of RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards and the 2005 Associated Press Anchor of the Year award

Leslie Griffith graduated from Sam Houston State before pursuing an award-winning journalism career

Emmy-winning journalist Kevin Wing described Griffith as a "great friend"

Leslie Griffith was bitten by a tick in Oregon in 2015 and contracted Lyme disease

Leslie Griffith  started her career in the newspaper business for the Associated Press and The Denver Post

She's survived by her two daughters Trenton and Carly, her adopted son Eric, and two grandchildren