At a time when CNN is suffering in its ratings against Fox News and there are internal struggles as many of the network team is let go, a member of the CNN team has unexpectedly made his exit. CNN has lost one of its team, as investigative journalist Drew Griffin succumbed to cancer at age 60. Griffin worked at CNN for 20 years, was well thought of by his colleagues at the network, and had won a Peabody Award in the past, as well as Emmys for his work.
One of his colleagues was overcome on camera when announcing the passing. “This Morning” co-anchor Don Lemon became overwhelmed with emotion on Monday morning while reporting on the tragic death of CNN journalist Griffin, who died on Saturday.
Lemon was emotional over Griffin’s passing: “We have some very sad news to tell you today. Our colleague and friend and longtime distinguished CNN journalist drew griffin has passed away. Drew was with the investigative unit of CNN based in Atlanta since 2004. His wide-ranging expertise included politics, sports, government, and corporate investigations.”