CNN Star Passes Away From Cancer

( Senior Investigative Correspondent, Drew Griffin, passed away last weekend from cancer, according to Mediaite. Griffin, 60, was reportedly known for his many “fascinating” interviews.

CNN CEO Chris Licht confirmed the news of Griffin’s death by putting out a note celebrating the correspondent’s life.

“Drew’s death is a devastating loss to CNN and our entire profession,” said Licht, calling him a “highly acclaimed investigative journalist” who worked to fulfill the company’s mission.

Michael Bass, CNN’s Executive Vice President of Programming, also paid his respects, saying that Griffin knew how to “push a story to its limits” and tell it in a way that everyone was able to understand.

Patricia DiCarlo, Executive Producer of CNN’s investigative unit, worked alongside Griffin for nearly a decade and said that he was able to get even the most “reluctant public figures to open up.” She said that she was heartbroken and called him a delight to work with.

“Still, he never missed an opportunity to grill them with tough questions,” she concluded.

Don Lemon also offered his condolences, becoming emotional as he recalled the achievements of his late colleague. In 2015, Griffin won a Peabody award for his investigative reporting into delayed treatment at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals. He also won multiple awards for reporting on Trump University.

Griffin reportedly kept his cancer a secret from his colleagues “and had been reporting up until the day he passed.”

In August 2021, Griffin interviewed MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell. The outlet reported that Griffin “eviscerated” Lindell’s wild conspiracy theories that the 2020 election was fraudulent, noting that there was no proof or evidence of his claims that there was election hacking.

In another interview, Griffin reportedly spoke with a “brainwashed” January 6 protestor who questioned the deaths of Ashli Babbitt and officer Brian Sicknick.