Drew Griffin Profile
Drew Griffin is an American Emmy Award-winning Correspondent and News Anchor/Reporter working for CNN in Atlanta, Georgia. He joined the network in May 2004.
Drew Griffin Education
Mentioning his education, Griffin is a proud alumnus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He graduated from the university with a bachelor’s degree in communications.
Drew Griffin Career
Griffin serves at CNN as a senior investigative correspondent based in the network’s world headquarters in Atlanta. Before he joined CNN, he worked for CBS 2 News in Los Angeles, California as a news anchor and an investigative reporter for one decade. At CNN, Griffin covers a wide range of topics, from politics to corporate to sports to government investigations.
Griffin holds a Peabody Award which he received in the year 2015 for his investigation into delays at Veterans Affairs hospitals. His investigation exposed that not more than nineteen military veterans lost their lives because of appointment delays. Also, it revealed that 1000s more veterans experienced extremely long waits for treatment. The coverage led by CNN and Griffin made Eric Shinseki (Virginia Secretary) resign and other managers get fired.
His other recent investigations include how some medical residents cheat on the medical board certification tests for radiologists, and how so-called “Super Pacs” and gerrymandering impact the election process. Griffin went to New Orleans, Louisiana in September 2005 to report on Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath. He also covered the looting by some New Orleans police officers and this led to a thorough investigation of the police force. Additionally, he reported on nursing home deaths in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
As an investigative reporter, he has traveled around the globe including to Somalia where he reported on a famine crisis there. Also, he has been to Singapore where he covered illegal drift net fishermen, as well as to El Salvador where he reported on Los Angeles gang members. He has conducted interviews with Russian and United States presidents. While at CBS 2 News in New York, he provided live coverage of the September 11 (9/11) terrorist attacks, as well as the Israel war on terrorism.
Quick Facts About Drew Griffin
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Griffin holds an Emmy Award which he earned in December 2005 for financial and business coverage on a fault in Ford vehicles that allegedly caused them to catch fire. In the year 2006, he won his 2nd Emmy Award and it was for “How to Rob a Bank,” the CNN Presents documentary. He earned his 3rd Emmy Award in the following year (2007) for an Anderson Cooper 360° segment, “Hidden Spending,” where the topic of discussion was congressional spending. He was named “Journalist of the Year” in the national TV reporting category, in the year 2007 by the Atlanta Press Club. For “Distinguished Coverage of Congress,” he was also awarded Everett McKinley Dirksen Award by the National Press Foundation.
Before he joined CNN, he managed a series of stories on the breakthrough research being performed for the purpose of reversing Alzheimer’s disease. The series won him the Associated Press (AP) TV-Radio Association Bill Stout Award. This was for his Enterprise Reporting. His other awards include 9 Golden Mikes; 3 Los Angeles Emmy Awards; an Investigative Reporters and Editor’s award; a regional Edward R. Murrow Award; and multiple other investigative reporting awards from the Radio and Television News Directors Association, the L.A. Press Club, and the Associated Press (AP).
Griffin started his journalism career at WICD-TV in Champaign, Illinois where he worked as a news reporter and cameraman. From there, he has worked at stations in Washington, North and South Carolina, and Florida. His first job as an investigative reporter was at KIRO-TV in Seattle, Washington.
Drew Griffin Age / How old is Drew Griffin?
Griffin’s age is not known for he has managed to keep his personal life private. It is therefore not known how old Griffin is or when he celebrates his birthday. However, he might be in his 50s.
Drew Griffin Height
How tall is Drew Griffin? Griffin stands at a height of approximately 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m).
Drew Griffin Family, Parents
Information regarding Griffin’s parents and siblings is currently under review. However, the information will be updated as soon as it’s available.
Drew Griffin’s Wife/Children
Griffin is married to his lovely spouse, Becky Martin. They tied the knot on April 2, 2005, in the United States. The couple takes geta pride in being mom and dad to their one son, Toby. Also, the couple feels proud of being stepparents to their 2 stepsons, Wade and Joey, whom Griffin got with his ex-wife from his previous marriage.
Drew Griffin Salary
Being one of the top journalists for CNN, he earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Drew Griffin’s Net Worth
Griffin has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a Correspondent and News Anchor/Reporter.
At CNN Griffin works alongside;
- Phil Mattingly
- Suzanne Malveaux
- Patrick Oppmann
- Ryan Nobles
- Paula Newton
- Chad Myers
- Jeanne Moos
- David McKenzie
- Oren Liebermann
- Alex Marquardt
- Miguel Marquez
- Athena Jones
- Laura Jarrett
- Kristen Holmes