Drew Griffin, CNN investigative journalist, dead at 60

Drew Griffin, CNN investigative journalist, dead at 60

Drew Griffin, who worked for CNN as a senior investigative correspondent, lost his battle with cancer on Saturday, his family said. He was 60

Griffin has worked for CNN for more than 20 years. On Saturday, he shocked the network’s investigation team by saying he was leaving because he did his job well.

He got the Peabody, Emmy, and Murrow awards for his great work at CNN. His dogged investigation frequently leads to ground-breaking discoveries with far-reaching implications.

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“Drew’s death is a devastating loss to CNN and our entire profession, A highly acclaimed investigative journalist, Drew’s work had incredible impact and embodied the mission of this organization in every way.” CNN Chief Executive Officer Chris Licht said

Drew Griffin, CNN investigative journalist, dead at 60
Drew Griffin, CNN investigative journalist, dead at 60

In 2004, Griffin joined the CNN team after serving as an investigator for CNN Los Angeles. He received a Peabody Award in 2015 for reporting on the delays in treatment at VA facilities, which led to the deaths of some veterans’ loved ones and the resignation of the VA secretary.

Griffin won an Emmy in 2017 for his in-depth research on Trump University, run by the Trump Organization and former President Donald Trump from 2005 to 2010.

He won Emmys for his stories about how the government spends money, how bank and credit card fraud happens, and how faulty safety features in Ford cars cause fires.

Griffin worked on different features and documentaries for the CNN news division for almost twenty years. He has won several essential journalism awards, including Emmys, Peabodys, and Murrows.

CNN viewers learned about the news on Monday morning via Lemon, who had a strong relationship with Griffin.

Griffin has lived in Chicago his whole life. He started his TV career as a cameraman and reporter for WICD-TV in nearby Champaign.

Griffin left behind his wife, Margot, three children and two grandchildren.

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