Wendy Griffith

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Wendy Griffith is a Co-host for The 700 Club and an Anchor and Senior Reporter for the Christian Broadcasting Network based in Virginia Beach, Virginia. In addition to The 700 Club, Wendy co-anchors Christian World News, a weekly show that focuses on the triumphs and challenges of the global church. (https://www.facebook.com/CBNCWN).

Wendy started her career at CBN on Capitol Hill, where she was the network’s Congressional Correspondent during the Impeachment trial of former President Bill Clinton. She then moved to the Virginia Beach headquarters in 2000 to concentrate on stories with a more spiritual emphasis. She has also traveled internationally, covering stories such as the hostage drama of missionaries Martin and Gracia Burnham in the Philippines, the spiritual crisis over homosexuality in the Episcopal Church, the 2006 war between Israel and Hezbollah in northern Israel and more recently, she traveled to Jordan for an in-depth look at the plight of Syrian refugees who escaped from their war-torn country to find refuge in Jordan.

She began her television career at NBC affiliate KYEL-TV in Yuma, Ariz., in 1987 after graduating from West Virginia University in 1986 with a B.S. in Journalism. She then went on to work in several television markets across the country as an anchor/reporter, including two stints at ABC affiliate WCHS-TV in Charleston, West Virginia, her hometown. Wendy became a first time author in September of 2011 when she co-authored her first book, Praying the News, Your Prayers are More Powerful than You know. Her second book, You are a Prize to be Won! Don't settle for Less than God's Best, was released in January 2014. 

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My Stories

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

'Persecuted' Not Just a Movie But a Movement

A member of Congress frames a nationally known evangelist for murder because he tries to block sweeping reform. That's the plot for a new political thriller, "Persecuted."

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Obamacare Ads Encouraging Sexual Encounters

The Obamacare national marketing campaign is costing a whopping $700 million, but just as concerning to many is the kind of ads it's running nationwide.

Thursday, October 03, 2013

'Grace Unplugged' Film Explores the Perils of Fame

A new movie opens Friday called "Grace Unplugged." It's about a young worship leader who dreams of becoming a big star outside the Church walls. But will the price of fame prove to be too high?

 

Friday, September 20, 2013

Reality Dating Star Stands for 'No Sex' Before Marriage

Angela Zatopek, who starred on NBC's "Ready for Love," won the guy and got a proposal. But her stand for "no sex before marriage" attracted the most attention.

Friday, June 14, 2013

'Man of Steel' a Christ-like Figure, Symbol of Hope?

It's one of the most anticipated movies of the summer: "Man of Steel" opened in theaters across the country on Friday, but many are wondering who is this new Superman?

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

AAA: Hands-Free Car Devices Doubly Dangerous

A new AAA study finds that hands-free car devices to talk on the phone, send text messages and control the radio are worse than holding your phone while driving.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Back from Death's Door: 'Hoovey' a Must See Movie

Eric "Hoovey" Elliott was a young boy with a very promising basketball career until a potentially fatal illness threatened to take it all.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Captive in Iran: Women Share Horrors of Evin Prison

Two Iranian women -- Maryam Rustampoor and Marzieh Amirizadeh -- are telling their story of persecution in Iran's Evin Prison.

 

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Kurt Warner: 'It's Never Too Late to Realize Your Dream'

Kurt Warner is taking nine hopefuls on the adventure of a lifetime. The journey involves giving each contender a second chance to fulfill their biggest dream.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Washing the Feet of Syria’s Most Vulnerable

As the world watches Syria implode from a brutal civil war, missionaries are at the front lines to bring comfort to more than a million people who have escaped the fighting.

Friday, March 08, 2013

Saeed's Wife: Iran Doesn't Know Who They're Dealing With

Saeed Abedini, an Iranian-born pastor with U.S. citizenship, is serving eight years in an Iranian prison. But his wife warns Iran doesn’t know who they’re dealing with.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

World Race Sets Missionaries on Adventure of Lifetime

Imagine leaving everything you own behind and embarking on a nearly yearlong mission trip in 11 countries. For Emily Wright, it is the adventure of a lifetime.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Teresa Scanlan: From Miss America to College Student

After a whirlwind year as the youngest Miss America, Teresa Scanlan, now 19, faces life as a "normal" college student. Wendy Griffith spoke with her at Patrick Henry College.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Prayer Group Pitches Tent on White House Lawn

As America prepares to select a new president, a group of Christians has been praying on the White House lawn.

Friday, September 28, 2012

'America for Jesus' Rally Prays for Revival

Christians from across the United States are converging on Philadelphia for the "America for Jesus 2012" rally to spark revival as the nation approaches Election Day.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Gov't Expected to Compensate for 9/11 Cancer Link

The U.S. government is expected to compensate 9/11 rescue workers and nearby residents amid concerns of a link between cancer and the toxic World Trade Center rubble.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Abu Sayyaf's Reign of Terror Coming to an End?

They shocked the world by kidnapping American missionaries Martin and Gracia Burnham. Today, the Abu Sayyaf's terror is far from over, but are they as dangerous?

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Flying Again: Burnham 10 Years after Kidnapping

Gracia Burnham, whose story of being held hostage by a radical Muslim group and losing her husband during the rescue, is helping others be set free.

Monday, May 28, 2012

The Call's Engle: Va. Key to God's Plan for America

Christians gathered in Virginia this weekend as part of "The Call" prayer rallies." Lou Engle said the state has always played a key role in God's plan for America.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

China, Philippines Tensions High in Oil-Rich Land Dispute

A stand-off between China and the Philippines over territories rich in oil is threatening international relations.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

'October Baby' Tells Tale of an Abortion Survivor

"October Baby," a film inspired by the true story of a young girl who survives an abortion and later searches for her mom, is opening in theaters this weekend.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Christian Model Takes on Racy Cosmo

Once a rising star in the modeling world, Nicole Weider is on a mission to expose fashion's dark side, leading a petition against Cosmopolitan's racy content.

Friday, November 04, 2011

Elderly Street Evangelist Still Committed to NYC

Recently, CBN News met an 84-year-old New York woman who's taken the Great Commission to heart. She's been ministering on the streets of Manhattan for decades.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

New Down Syndrome Test Raises Abortion Concerns

The prenatal test used to diagnose Down syndrome is risky. A new test out this week could prove to be a safer option. But some worry it could lead to more abortions.

Friday, September 30, 2011

'Courageous' Producers Seek to Inspire Fathers

"Courageous," a new major motion picture from the Sherwood Baptist Church, opened in theaters across the country Friday.

Friday, September 09, 2011

Sept. 11 Forged Spiritual In Roads for New Yorkers

The attacks of 9/11 may have changed the skyline of the Big Apple, but it also transformed the people of the city in another way.

Friday, September 02, 2011

Almost Forgotten Town Gets Help after Irene

Volunteer teams with Operation Blessing International help a small community recover from the affects of Hurricane Irene.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Bristol Palin: God Has Ways of Surprising You

Growing up, Bristol Palin was known as a good girl. But her personal drama would be played out in front of a world-wide audience with no place to hide.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Chinese Immigrants Find Faith in America

Each year, thousands of Chinese immigrants reach the U.S. hoping to fulfill dreams of freedom and wealth. But often, they find faith in God is far more valuable.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Global Day of Prayer to Focus on Revival

Hundreds of millions of Christians representing 200 nations across the world will gather on Pentecost Sunday to pray for their nations.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

N.C. Teen Heroes Credit God for Rescue

Many people in Raleigh, N.C., are calling six teenagers heroes for their efforts to rescue four passengers from a car after an automobile accident.

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Millions Plug in to the 'Bible App Revolution'

In today's world, a cell phone is so much more than just a phone. Now, thanks to the app YouVersion, more people are reading the Bible than perhaps ever before. 

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

'Soul Surfer' Inspires Overcoming Incredible Odds

The movie about the young Christian surfer who lost an arm in a shark attack but became a top female surfer, inspires viewers to excel through all odds.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Former TV Anchor's 15-Year Battle with Alcohol

Laurie Dhue is the only person to ever anchor at the three big cable networks.  But behind the stardom was a painful secret she hid for more than a decade.

Friday, December 17, 2010

50 Years Later, YWAM Still Innovating Missions

Loren Cunningham's vision of Youth with a Mission first took shape in 1960. Fifty years later, nearly 4.5 million people have been involved with his group.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Town's Radical Change a 'Hope for America'

Once known as the "Pain Killer Capital" of the nation, Manchester, Ky., is now known as the "City of Hope."

Friday, October 08, 2010

'Utopia' Film Shows Success Gained Through Christ

"Seven Days in Utopia," a new movie starring Robert Duvall and Lucas Black, is about golf, fly-fishing and finding faith in Christ.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Actor Robert Duvall Talks about 'Getting Low'

Dr. Pat Robertson recently spoke with Actor Robert Duvall at his horse farm in northern Virginia, about his latest movie, "Get Low."

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

NYC Mosque Imam Stirs Waters with Mideast Trip

The imam behind the plans to build a mosque near the site of New York City's Ground Zero is headed to the Middle East for a religious outreach trip.

Monday, July 19, 2010

'Sin City' May Never Be the Same

Las Vegas is known around the world as 'Sin City,' but over the weekend thousands of believers gathered there to cry out for a spiritual revival.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Engle: A Decade Full of Answering 'The Call'

A decade ago, Lou Engle was a man with a vision: to rally young people across the country to pray for the nation.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sherwood: Inspiring Fathers to be 'Courageous'

The group responsible for the faith-based films "Facing the Giants" and "Fireproof," is preparing to release what they hope will be their next box office hit.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Search for Missing Ore. Boy Takes Emotional Toll

Parents are so concerned about the disappearance of Kyron Horman that 40 students were kept home from school, Tuesday.

Monday, June 07, 2010

Thousands Protest NYC Ground Zero Mosque

Thousands of people assembled in New York City Sunday to voice their opposition to a proposed mosque planned to be built near Ground Zero.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Ground Zero Mosque Approval Angers New Yorkers

A New York City community board has voted overwhelmingly to support a plan to build a mosque near Ground Zero.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Ground Zero Mosque: Olive Branch or 'Soft Jihad'?

The construction of a mosque has been approved near Ground Zero that has many people, especially family members of 9/11 victims, upset.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Christians, Jews Honor Israel's Long-time Supporters

A group of Christians and Jews gathered in New York City to honor those who have stood with Israel and support the country's right to exist.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Author Nicholas Sparks' Epiphany on Education

Nicholas Sparks may be one of the world's most famous authors, but it is his faith and his family that helps him keep both feet on the ground.

Friday, April 09, 2010

The High Cost of Mining for Coal

Although coal is king in West Virginia, tragedies like the mining explosion highlight the high price miners and residents pay with their health and quality of life.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Christians Continue to Pray for Missing Miners

Christians in the community are finding comfort in knowing that regardless of what happened in the mining incident, there is hope beyond this life.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Families Hold Faith in God, Amid Mining Tragedy

People in the small West Virginia mining town of Montcoal have come together to support each other after Monday's massive mine explosion.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Letters to God: Hope for Those Left Behind

'Letter's to God' is the story of how one boy’s courageous battle with brain cancer turned into an inspiration for a man searching for meaning.

Monday, March 29, 2010

'The Last Song' Covers Family, Faith, Forgiveness

The new film starring Greg Kinnear and Miley Cyrus is based on a best-selling novel by Nicholas Sparks about a strained relationship between father and daughter.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Inspirational 'Soul Surfer' Story Hits Big Screen

Bethany Hamilton was only 13 years old when she fell victim to a vicious shark attack, but she's now a champion surfer and has an inspirational story of triumph.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Fearfully, Wonderfully Made: The One-Day Makeover

Professional image coach Mary Brown says any woman can look her best with a little help.

Monday, February 22, 2010

'Do Something' Campaign Transforming San Diego

What happens when Christians get out of their comfort zones and really start serving their communities? In San Diego -- it's happening.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

City of Brotherly Love Named National Bible City

After being named the 2009 National Bible City, Christians, Jews and city leaders declared Bible scriptures publicly throughout the Philadelphia.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Keeping the Meaning of Thanksgiving Alive

Millions of Americans are celebrating Thanksgiving today, a holiday tradition that dates back hundreds of years. But some say there's an attempt to remove the religious significance from this great American holiday.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Fort Hood Community Turns to God for Solace

The first Sunday after the worst mass shooting ever on a U.S. military base, Ft. Hood families gathered for worship at Memorial Chapel.

Friday, November 06, 2009

Former Abortion Director Has Radical Change of Heart

The director of an abortion clinic in College Station, Texas, is making national headlines after leaving her position at Planned Parenthood.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

New Golf Cart Rebate Gives 'Cash for Clubbers'

The Federal Stimulus Package has been distributed in many different ways around the nation, and now some people are getting an $8,000 tax credit for buying a souped up golf cart.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

'In God We Trust' Restored at Capitol

Lawmakers voted Thursday to engrave the words "In God We Trust" at the Capitol Visitor Center, ending a year-long battle to restore references of God at the Capitol.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Judge Rules Teen Convert Can Stay in Florida

Both parties were expecting a big decision Monday, but Judge Daniel P. Dawson said he wanted be sure of jurisdiction laws in Ohio.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Medi-Share: A Bible-based Health Care Option

Many Christians across the country are choosing "Medi-Share," an alternative way of sharing medical bills based on the Bible.

Monday, September 14, 2009

White House Condemns Pro-life Activist's Murder

President Barack Obama called Friday's fatal shooting of a Michigan pro-life activist "deplorable."

Friday, September 04, 2009

Christian Girl to Stay with Foster Family For Now

A Florida judge ruled Thursday that 17-year-old Rifqa Bary can stay in Orlando until further notice, but it appears the case is headed for trial.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

A Modern-Day Teen Abolitionist

At first glance, Zach Hunter looks like an ordinary high schooler - and he is - except that in his free time - he helps free slaves.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Christian Convert's Family Mosque, Ties to Terror

New developments in the Rifqa Bary case revealed that the teen's parents attend a mosque in Ohio that has major ties to terrorist activities, Bary's attorney announced Monday.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Preview the Billy Graham Library

CBN News' Wendy Griffith gives a behind-the-scenes look at the library dedication and how it has captured the nation's attention. 

Friday, July 24, 2009

Billy Graham Library: Bringing to World to Christ

It seems fitting that you enter the Billy Graham Library through the cross. But the name "Billy Graham" is not on the building itself. His son Franklin told CBN News that was no accident.

Friday, July 17, 2009

They Call Him 'Sky Angel Cowboy'

They call him the 'Sky Angel Cowboy'. Thirteen-year-old Logan Henderson lives on a ranch located in the middle of Nebraska.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

From the Pulpit to the Battlefield

Many books hve been written on our nation's beginnings, but what is not commonly known is the crucial role that churches and Christians played in its founding.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Know Your Bible? Many Christians Don't

Experts say this generation is the most Biblically illiterate in history. The problem: young Christians guiding their lives by pop culture instead of Scripture.

Monday, June 08, 2009

Huckabee, Gingrich Call Christians to be Fearless

At the Rediscovering God in America Event -- Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich and Lou Engle called on believers to be salt and light in a dark world.

Friday, June 05, 2009

Network Brings the Gospel to New Zealand

New Zealand is home to Shine TV -- the country's premiere Christian television station.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Lighting the Runway for Christ

New York's modeling industry may be the last place on earth you'd look for God -- at least that's the perception.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

New Zealand's Backpacker Phenomenon

For many young people, it's common to take time to see the world. And thanks to ministries in New Zealand, many travelers are also discovering Jesus along the way.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Starry Night: Town Fights to Stay in the Dark

In the book of Genesis, it says God created the sun, the moon, and the stars to give light to the earth. And He said it was good.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Adrenaline Junkies Flock to New Zealand

It's known as the "extreme sports capital of the world."  New Zealand has long been a haven for adrenaline junkies and outdoor enthusiasts alike.