Longtime CNN Reporter Drew Griffin Dies At Age 60

CNN reports:

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 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. Griffin worked on hundreds of stories and multiple documentaries over the course of nearly two decades on CNN’s investigative team.

His reporting had been honored with some of journalism’s most prestigious awards – Emmys, Peabodys, and Murrows among them. Griffin had an incredibly strong work ethic, colleagues said. He kept his illness private from most of his co-workers and had been reporting up until the day he passed.

Read the full article. CNN morning host Don Lemon just broke down in tears after announcing the news.