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
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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