Well-known journalist Drew Griffin just died away on December 17 at the age of 60. According to reports, he fought cancer for a long period, which finally led to his death. According to CNN, Drew never mentioned his health difficulties to anybody and kept performing his work until his death on Saturday. CNN This Morning presenter Don Lemon also expressed his sadness when revealing the news on December 19, saying that the program would pay tribute to the late journalist. He grew tearful at one point and co-host Kaitlan Collins claimed that Griffin was extremely close to Lemon. Further information concerning Griffin’s health history has yet to be made public. Details concerning his funeral are still presently anticipated.
We will miss you Drew. Such a good guy. An excellent journalist. An incredible loss.
📸: January 27, 2012
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— Don Lemon (@donlemon) December 19, 2022
Drew Griffin started his career at CNN in 2004.
Drew Griffin was born in either 1961 or 1962, according to reports. Although there is little information regarding his upbringing or educational history, he graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Communications. He worked as a reporter and videographer for WICD-TV, covering numerous events in various locales. He then became an investigative reporter for KIRO-TV.
He rose to prominence as a reporter and anchor at CBS 2 News, where he started his career in 1994. He was also engaged in the formation of the channel’s investigative reporting team and covered a variety of events, including the struggle against terrorism in the aftermath of the September 11, 2002, terrorist attacks.
He left CBS 2 News and joined CNN in May 2004, where he handled issues connected to sports, politics, and government. Following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, he traveled to New Orleans to chronicle the aftermath of the natural catastrophe. Griffin was given the chance to travel the globe and cover critical events such as the Somalia famine. His background in journalism enabled him to focus on issues such as Alzheimer’s research, a Los Angeles-based underground medical network, and bogus solicitation at Los Angeles International Airport.
He later examined the deaths of 19 war members at Veterans Affairs facilities, and it was revealed that the tragedy occurred due to appointment delays. Following the discovery, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki was forced to resign, and Congress passed legislation to provide veterans with treatment outside of the VA. In another research, he discovered that gerrymandering and “Super Pacs” harmed elections and that medical residents cheated on board certification examinations for radiologists. He received several honors, including the Peabody Award and the national Emmy Award for Business and Financial Reporting. He was also nominated Journalist of the Year by the Atlanta Press Club.