Nina Griscom (born Nina Louise Renshaw, May 8, 1954 – January 25, 2020) was an American model, television host and columnist.
1 Early years
3 Personal life
Griscom's father was journalist Charles C. Renshaw Jr., and her mother was Elizabeth Fly Vagliano, who was known for her support of educational and cultural institutions. After graduating from Miss Porter’s School in Farmington, Connecticut, Griscom attended Barnard College. As a college student, Griscom began working as a model for Eileen Ford.
Griscom's work on TV included being co-host of an entertainment news program on HBO (1990-1993) and a restaurant-review series on the Food Network. (1993-1998).
As a businesswoman, Griscom partnered with Alan Richman to operate home-decorating stores in Manhattan and in Southampton, New York. She also worked as a spokeswoman and consultant for Revlon and designed purses for the GiGi New York Collection.
Griscom was married to, and divorced from, Lloyd P. Griscom Jr. and Dr. Daniel C. Baker (with whom she had a daughter). When she died, she was married to Leonel Alfred Piraino. She was a member of the board of the New York City Ballet and of the Advisory Committee of Africa Foundation (USA).
Griscom died at age 65 at her home in Manhattan from complications of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
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