Drew Griffin Biography
Drew Griffin is an American investigative and correspondent reporter for CNN in Atlanta. He started working for the network in May 2004.
Drew Griffin Age
Griffin was born in 1962 in the United States of America. He was around 60 years when he died on December 17, 2022.
Drew Griffin Height
Griffin stands at the height of 5 feet 7 inches tall.
Drew Griffin Family
Griffin has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if he has any siblings.
Drew Griffin’s Wife
Griffin was married to Becky Martin. The couple tied the knot on April 2, 2005. They were blessed with a son called Toby and two stepsons named Joey and Wade from Becky’s previous marriage.
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.
Drew Griffin Salary
He earns an annual salary ranging from $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Drew Griffin Education
Griffin graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-champaign with a bachelor’s degree in communication.
Drew Griffin Career
Griffin works for CNN based in Atlanta, serving as a correspondent for the investigative unit. His wide-ranging expertise includes coverage of politics and sports, corporate, and government investigations. He was awarded a Peabody Award for investigating delays at Veterans Affairs hospitals in 2015. His investigations revealed that at least 19 military veterans had died because of appointment delays, and thousands more were experiencing long waits for treatment.
Moreover, he was led by CNN, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned and other managers were fired. The investigation that he covered included how some medical residents are cheating on the medical board certification tests for radiologists. They also included how gerrymandering and so-called “Super Pacs” impact the election process.
Furthermore, Drew traveled to New Orleans to cover the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in September 2005. His reporting about the looting by some New Orleans police officers led to a police force investigation. Griffin also anchored on the stories surrounding nursing home deaths in the wake of Katrina.
Additionally, he has interviewed Russian and U.S. presidents, Griffin reported from New York City for CBS 2 News after the September 11 terrorist attacks and from Israel to cover the war on terrorism. Apart from that, he serves as an investigative reporter who has taken him across the world enabling him. To cover a famine in Somalia, illegal drift net fishermen in Singapore, and Los Angeles gang members in El Salvador.
Drew Griffin CBS 2 News
Prior to joining CNN Griffin’s series of stories on the breakthrough research in reversing Alzheimer’s disease earned him. The Associated Press Television-Radio Association Bill Stout Award for Enterprise Reporting. Additionally, he received three Los Angeles Emmys, a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for exposing fraudulent soliciting at Los Angeles International Airport. He also received numerous other investigative reporting awards from the Associated Press and the Radio and Television News Directors Association.
Drew worked for CBS 2 News in Los Angeles from January 1994, where he worked as a reporter and anchor and helped create the station’s investigative reporting team. He became an investigative reporter when he joined KIRO-TV in Seattle. Moreover, he has worked in Washington, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida. He began his reporting career as a reporter/cameraman for WICD-TV in Champaign, Ill. Furthermore, Griffin won a national Emmy Award for business and financial reporting for his reports.
On a fault in Ford vehicles that allegedly caused them to catch fire in December 2005. In 2006 he earned his second national Emmy for the CNN Presents documentary “How to Rob a Bank.”And a third in 2007 for “Hidden Spending,” an Anderson Cooper 360° segment about congressional spending.
Additionally, He was named by the Atlanta Press Club a Journalist of the Year in the category of national television reporting, and the National Press Foundation in 2007. Where he received an Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for “Distinguished Coverage of Congress.”
Drew Griffin CNN
Griffin is working at CNN where he works alongside other famous CNN meteorologists, anchors, and reporters including;
- Jim Sciutto
- Sunlen Serfaty
- Rahel Solomon
- Sara Sidner
- Barbara Starr
- Veronica Stracqualursi
- Anna Stewart
- John D. Sutter
- Brian Todd
- Gary Tuchman
Drew Griffin’s Social Media Platforms
He is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Twitter. He has over 22k of his Twitter accounts.