Drew Griffin Profile
Drew Griffin was an American Emmy Award-winning Correspondent and News Anchor and Reporter who worked for CNN in Atlanta, Georgia. He joined the network in May 2004. On December 17, 2022, he passed away due to cancer at his home in the Atlanta metropolitan region.
Drew Griffin Education
Mentioning his education, Griffin was 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 worked 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 covered a wide range of topics, from politics to corporate to sports to government investigations.
Griffin had 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
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Griffin had an Emmy Award which he earned in December 2005 for financial and business coverage of 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.
Griffin 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 to reverse 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 was born on October 21, 1962, in Chicago, and passed away on December 17, 2022, at the age of 60.
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
Griffin was born and raised by his parents in the United States of America but he has not disclosed the names of his parents and siblings. However, the information will be updated as soon as it’s available.
Drew Griffin’s Wife/Children
Griffin was married to his lovely spouse, Becky Martin. They tied the knot on April 2, 2005, in the United States. They had a son named, 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 earned an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Drew Griffin’s Net Worth
Griffin had an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he earned through his successful career as a Correspondent and News Anchor/Reporter.
Drew Griffin Death
On December 17, 2022, he passed away due to cancer at his home in the Atlanta metropolitan region.