Veteran CNN investigative journalist Drew Griffin dies at 60

Drew Griffin, CNN's award-winning chief investigative correspondent known for involving even the most cautious interviewees

 a story, died Saturday after a long battle with cancer, his family said. He reaches 60.

A gifted storyteller, Griffin had a well-earned reputation for holding powerful humans and establishments accountable.

"Drew's death is a devastating loss for CNN and our entire career," CNN CEO Chris Licht said in remarks to a group of staff.

and also embodied the mission of this employer in every way."

Griffin worked on hundreds of memorabilia and multiple documentaries over the course of nearly two years on CNN's investigative team. 

His reporting was honored with some of the most prestigious journalism awards: Emmy, Peabody and Murrow, among others.

“But the humans mattered more to Drew than the prizes,” Licht said.

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