Who is Drew Griffin?

Andrew Charles Griffin famously known as Drew Griffin was an American journalist. Griffin earned several Emmy Awards and Peabody Awards for his work at CNN, notably for the coverage of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. As well as an investigation that led to the Veterans Health Administration controversy of 2014.

Drew Griffin Career

Griffin started his career at WICD-TV in Illinois, prior to the time in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Washington, D.C. He then served as an investigative reporter for 10 years at CBS 2 News in Los Angeles. Griffin then joined CNN in May 2004. He covered the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in September 2005. His reports on the looting by some police officers prompted police investigations. Griffin also broke stories about nursing home deaths following Katrina. He together with CNN, won a Peabody award for his Hurricane Katrina coverage.

Griffin covered an investigation into delays in medical care at the Veterans Health Administration health system, which led to at least 19 patient deaths in 2014. VA Secretary Eric Shinseki finally resigned after coverage of the scandal. Following a few years, he covered sexual assault cases involving drivers for the ridesharing company, Uber. One of his notable works was the coverage of events after the January 6 United States Capitol attack in 2021.


He earned a business and financial reporting Emmy Award in 2005 for his reports on a fault in Ford Motor Company vehicles which caused them to catch fire. Griffin received his 2nd Emmy in 2006 for How to Rob a Bank, a documentary for CNN Presents, and a 3rd in 2007 for Hidden Spending, a report on congressional spending broadcast as a segment in Anderson Cooper 360°. The crisis at the VA, which broke the story of scandals of hidden wait times and deaths at VA hospitals across the country, garnered a Peabody award in 2015. Griffin’s 4th Emmy in 2017, was awarded for Trump University Fraud, about fraudulent practices behind Donald Trump’s real estate school.

A photo of Drew Griffin
A photo of Drew Griffin

How old is Drew Griffin?

Andrew Charles Griffin was aged 60 years as of his death on December 17, 2022, in Georgia, U.S. from cancer. He was born on October 21, 1962, in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Griffin shares his birthday with famous people including Kim Kardashian, Doja Cat, Kiera Bridget, Carter Sharer, Kaycee Rice, Kane Brown, Glen Powell, Amber Rose, and many more.

Drew Griffin Family

Who are Drew Griffin’s parents?

Andrew Charles Griffin was born in Chicago, Illinois to Michael Griffin and Judith Griffin. His father was a civil engineer, while his mother was a lawyer.

Does Drew Griffin have siblings?

Griffin had not shared his family information with the media and his siblings are not known to the public.

Drew Griffin Education

Griffin attended the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where he majored in communications.

Drew Griffin Spouse

Griffin was married to his loving wife Margot Griffin at the time of his death. He was a native of Chicago, Illinois, and lived in the Atlanta metropolitan area, where he died.

Drew Griffin Kids

Griffin and his wife, Margot have three children together. He has two sons, Miles Griffin and Ele Gast, and a daughter Louis Griffin. Griffin also has two grandchildren.

Drew Griffin Height

Griffin had a well-built, muscular, and physically fit body with an impressive height of 5 ft 6 in (1.67 m) and a weight of 57 kg (125 lbs).

Drew Griffin Net Worth

American journalist, Drew Griffin was active from 1994 to his death in 2022. He worked at KCBS-TV from 1994 to 2004 and at CNN from 2004 to 2022. Griffin had gathered an estimated net worth of approximately $2 million as of his death in 2022.

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