MSNBC President Phil Griffin
In Jerusalem yesterday, MSNBC President Phil Griffin participated in a tree planting ceremony in honor of the life of Jeff Gralnick, a former NBC Universal executive and contributor to the launch of MSNBC Israel. Gralnick passed away on May 9th, 2011 after enjoying a successful career in the media industry for nearly 50 years. Phil and MSNBC Israel planted 100 carab trees at the KKL-JNF tree planting center in the Jerusalem Mountains.
At the ceremony Phil Griffin said, "Jeff Gralnick was an extraordinary man whose last great act was to bring MSNBC to Israel, as part of his vision that MSNBC needed to go international. Planting trees in his memory is a perfect way to celebrate a man who had such an impact on modern-day media."
MSNBC's Deb Finan, Vice President of Production and Programming, and Jeremy Gaines, Vice President of Communications, also assisted in the tree planting.
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