Veteran CNN investigative journalist Drew Griffin dead at 60


Drew Griffin, CNN’s award-winning senior investigative correspondent, known for getting even the cagiest of interview subjects to engage in a story, died Saturday (Dec. 17) after a long battle with cancer, his family said. He was 60.

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

“Drew’s death is a devastating loss to CNN and our entire profession,” CNN CEO Chris Licht said in a note to staff. “A highly acclaimed investigative journalist, Drew’s work had incredible impact and embodied the mission of this organization in every way.”

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