Drew Griffin who worked as a reporter for the American cable news channel CNN is being reported to have passed away on Dec 17, 2022, at the age of 60. He leaves behind his wife Margot and three children.
Drew Griffin Wife
Drew Griffin was married to a woman named Margot Griffin. Although it is scanty about the coupe, they were blessed with three children.
Drew Griffin’s Death & Cause
Griffin passed away on Saturday, Dec 17, 2022, at 60 after a long battle with cancer. He had earned a good reputation for his gifted storytelling and for holding powerful people and institutions accountable.
Confirming the news of Griffin’s death, CNN CEO Chris Licht said, “Drew’s death is a devastating loss to CNN and our entire profession. A highly acclaimed investigative journalist, Drew’s work had an incredible impact and embodied the mission of this organization in every way.”
Griffin worked as an investigative reporter for CBS 2 News in Los Angeles for a decade. He joined CNN in May 2004. One of his most notable stories was in September 2005 where he covered the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Griffin’s reports about the looting by some New Orleans police officers led to a police investigation. He also broke stories about nursing home deaths after Katrina.
His career has seen him working on hundreds of stories and multiple documentaries over nearly two decades on CNN’s investigative team. His reporting had been honored with some of journalism’s most prestigious awards – Emmys, Peabodys, and Murrows.
Have just heard the awful news that our CNN colleague Drew Griffin has died from cancer. Such a shock! Deepest condolences to his family. Here’s part of CNN CEO Chris Licht’s note. pic.twitter.com/3LsV2IVzqB
— Miguel Marquez (@miguelmarquez) December 19, 2022
Martin Savidge wrote in a statement, “Can’t believe my friend and colleague, Drew Griffin, has passed. All know his outstanding work as a hard-charging, investigative journalist. I know him as a warm and yes even soft, caring, human being, a true friend. Proud to have shared a long road together at CNN.”