Drew Griffin

Drew Griffin is known as an American reporter. He is most famous for his work on CNN.

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Background and Age

Drew Griffin studied at the University of Illinois where he received his bachelor’s degree in Communications.

Marriage, Wife, and Children

Bob is married to Becky and they have a son named Toby and stepsons named Joey and Wade from Becky's previous marriage. His wife’s brother is a popular tuba player. He got married to Becky Martin on April 2, 2005.

Career and Net Worth

Griffin started his career in broadcasting initially as a cameraman at WICD-TV in Champaign, Illinois. He also served as a reporter there. He has since then worked in many states including South Carolina, Florida, Washington, and North Carolina. He entered investigative journalism when he started working at KIRO-TV located in Seattle. In 1994, Griffin began working for the CBS 2 News station as an anchor and reporter. He was also instrumental in the formation of an investigative reporting team at the station. He spent nearly ten years at CBS before he went on to CNN in 2005. Drew Griffin is a reporter for the investigative unit of CNN at its headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.

Griffin has won many awards and recognitions for his reporting work. He won an Emmy Award in 2005 for his coverage of the Ford Vehicle fault that had caused the vehicles to catch fire. His second Emmy was given for his documentary How to Rob A Bank in 2006 and he received his third Emmy for a segment on Anderson Cooper 360, named Hidden Spending. It involved coverage of the spending trend in Congress.

In 2015, Griffin earned a Peabody Award for his examination concerning delays at Veterans Affairs emergency clinics. Griffin's examination uncovered that19 military veterans had passed away as a result of appointment postponements, and thousands more were encountering amazingly long waits for treatment. Because of the coverage by Griffin and CNN, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned and different chiefs were terminated. Congress additionally made a move by passing enactment permitting veterans to look for care outside of the VA.

He has won various other awards like the Journalist of the Year Award in 2007 from the Atlanta Press Club and the Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for his distinguished coverage of Congress. His other awards include nine Golden Mikes, an Edward R. Murrow award, and several other awards for his investigative reporting including the Radio and Television News Directors Association award.

Drew Griffin has covered a wide range of news stories ranging from politics, corporate, and sports to government investigations. The effect of Gerrymandering and Super Pacs on the election process and the story about medical residents cheating in their medical board certification tests are some of the recent stories he covered. He covered Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, the nursing home deaths that resulted after Katrina and the story about looting done by New Orleans police officers.

Griffin has been involved in a few controversies during his investigative reporting career. In March 2012, he came under criticism when he used the n-word, while describing the murder of a black man by a white Mississippi Man. He was also put on the watch out list of TSA in 2010, which he claimed was due to his alleged anti-TSA remarks.

Quick Facts
Profession: Investgative journalism
Employer: CNN
Net Worth 2020: 5 million
Net Worth 2021: 3 million
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Last Modified: Jun 22 2020
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