Monique Griego – Reporter for KPNX 12 News in Phoenix, AZ

Meet Monique Griego

Monique Griego is the news reporter 77-year-old, NAACP leader, Don Harris was referring to when he burst “nice t–s” to a female reporter!

Don is under fire after making the sexist comment. According to the NY Daily News, Harris, president of the civil rights organization’s Maricopa County chapter, was speaking about reaction to six girls spelling the N-word on their shirts at a local high school when he said “nice t–s” to Monique Griego.

The former lawyer can be heard as he was caught on tape by the Phoenix New Times saying the offensive remark.

In a bizarre and poor attempt to apologize, Harris used the word F-word while telling the Times: “I apologize if anyone was offended. I could have said nothing . . . I’m really f—ing sorry.”

Hence gaining further backlash.


As for Monique Griego, she appears to be a very private person. As of now she hasn’t given any statements regarding the awkward  episode and has deleted her social media accounts.

It could possibly be because according to a statement from, 12 News Griego didn’t hear Harris’s comment when it was said, and did not want to comment on the incident.

An online profile says, Monique Griego was born in Flagstaff but grew up in the east valley. According to her LinkedIn, after attending Mesa High School she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

Monique Griego landed a job as a reporter for 12 News at 10 p.m. and an anchor of 12 News Weekend Today on Sunday mornings. She began her career in reporting at the NBC affiliate in El Paso, Texas.

After spending her entire life in the southwest, she took a chance and headed east to report for WJZ, the CBS affiliate in Baltimore, Maryland.

While working in El Paso, she covered a wide range of stories dealing with the U.S. and Mexico border and traveled to Juarez, Mexico on several occasions to report on drug cartel violence.

Monique Griego who has Hispanic roots, lists her hobbies, hiking, movies, hanging with my dog Rocco, trying new restaurants, exploring new cities and googling weird topics.

Do you think Monique Griego should address the incident? What would you do?