CNN’s Brooke Baldwin announces she’s leaving network after 13 years
Brooke Baldwin is leaving CNN after more than a decade. CNN Newsroom The anchor, which became one of the network’s most prominent faces in its afternoon lineup, made a surprise announcement on-air on Tuesday.
“Before we get going, I want to start with some personal news,” Baldwin debuted at the beginning of his show. “I’ll be leaving CNN in April.”
During her emotional speech, 41-year-old Amy Nominee said, “I don’t have any work that I’m jumping right in, and yes, I feel very weak.”
Baldwin joined CNN in 2008 as a freelancer – “in the midst of the Great Recession” – out of Atlanta and quickly rose to the ranks.
“I wanted to be a part of one of the best in cable news and journalism, and as a native Atlantean, it would be my hometown team. Little did I know, I would not be the only one to fulfill that dream, I. Baldwin said to thrive in this environment and do your two-hour show in the afternoon at the age of 31.
“For a decade, I’ve never had a huge responsibility and privilege, I’ve had to work with some of the most talented producers and photo journalists and reporters and anchors as we cover the most urgent and important stories of our era, the conflicts Have done. ” , Terrorism, environment and natural disasters, gun violence, human interest stories, outbreak of royal weddings, Mary American woman Series, social justice movements that define our culture and an epidemic that changed the world, “she continued.
Baldwin thanked the audience and his “very large CNN family”.
Baldwin said, “The next chapter of my life will focus on what I love most about my work: growing the lives of exceptional Americans and making my passion for storytelling good.” “I just need to do more, and I need to do more outside the walls of this place, outside the walls of this place, a place I’ve been privileged to call home for 13 years now.”
Baldwin said that she is working on her first book, Huddle: How women unlock their collective power, For the last two years.
“But what is it Bren Brown says? ‘Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change’ and I’m really excited about the time to come,” she concludes. “So, here it goes: I really do Hopefully you’ll support me, and in the meantime, I’ll be here with you until mid-April. Now, for the news. “
Baldwin shared the announcement on social media.
1. I want to start with some personal news. @CNN In April. I came to this network in 2008 as a freelancer. I wrote my name on a post and pasted it outside a temporary office to fulfill my dream of becoming a full-time reporter at CNN. pic.twitter.com/v4zeG5XMQX
– Brooke Baldwin (@BrookeBaldwin) 16 February, 2021
Baldwin’s CNN affiliate, Wolf Blitzer, wished him “only the very best in his next adventure”.
As welcomed by someone @Brokebaldwin till @CNNSitRoom 13 years ago when she was still freelancing, I can testify that she is an outstanding journalist. We will miss him. He is a really nice person and a good friend too. We wish him only the very best in his next adventure. https://t.co/v5YdKKCCcr
– Wolf Blitzer (@wolfblitzer) 16 February, 2021
separately CNN Newsroom, Baldwin was also the creator and host of CNN’s digital series American woman. She has even been part of CNN’s New Year’s Eve coverage, so it looks like Don Lemon needs to find a new drinking partner.
Rumors about Baldwin’s replacement are already circulating on social media amid a CNN shakeup, but nothing has been confirmed. The network is not commenting beyond the anchor’s statement.
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