Drew Griffin, CNN’s Senior Investigative Correspondent, passed away on Saturday after a protracted battle with cancer, according to his family. He was 60.
Drew won numerous awards and was renowned for engaging even the most reluctant interviewees in a story.
Griffin had a well-deserved reputation for holding influential people and institutions accountable. He was a gifted storyteller.
“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.”
Family members said he enjoyed traveling with his wife Margot, playing the trumpet, and playing golf with friends when he wasn’t looking for his next scoop.
In addition, he adored his two grandchildren as well as his three children, whose names were also taken from jazz legends: daughter Ele Gast, sons Louis and Miles Griffin.