Brooke Baldwin is an American TV personality who is renowned for having an engrossing natural flair for broadcasting and reporting. She has worked with different media houses over the years, covering presidential inaugurations and other important national events in the course of her career. Her skills have helped establish her as one of the truly engaging journalists and hosts on American television.
Brooke Baldwin now works for Cable News Network (CNN). She has been with CNN for more than one decade and is known for her work as the host of CNN Newsroom. She has become popular on social media with thousands of fans following her every move online. We have dug up some facts about this beautiful journalist for your reading pleasure.
Brooke Baldwin’s Journey to an Illustrious Career
Born July 12, 1979, Brooke Baldwin grew up in Atlanta, the capital and most populous city of Georgia, USA. Her father is identified as Steven Robert Baldwin and her mother Christine King Fulton. It is not known if she has any siblings with whom she grew up in Georgia.
Growing up, Brooke attended The Westminster Schools, a private college preparatory school in Atlanta. After graduating, she proceeded to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she graduated in 2001 with degrees in Journalism and Spanish. She is reported to have studied outside the USA at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. Following her graduation from college, Brooke went on to make a name for herself as a journalist of fine repute.
Brooke Baldwin kick-started her career in journalism in 2001, the same year she graduated. First, she landed a job at WVIR-TV, an NBC-affiliated TV station in Charlottesville, Virginia. Her job at WVIR-TV got her some needed experience to do more exploits in her career.
After a while with WVIR-TV, she quit the job and joined WOWK-TV, a TV station in Huntington, West Virginia where she worked as the morning anchor. With her experience from WVIR-TV, Brooke put up an impressive performance at WOWK-TV and became a known face in the area.
Brooke Baldwin later quit WOWK-TV and joined WTTG, a Fox owned-and-operated television station in Washington, D.C. where she worked as a lead reporter for the 10 p.m. newscast. Her smooth voice and charming demeanour won her lots of admiration on the job.
Brooke Baldwin got her big break as a journalist in 2008 when she joined CNN. At CNN, she has covered some very important national events. She covered the 2008 American presidential election. She also went on to effectively execute a groundbreaking report on the discovery of the Mayan City of Mirador in 2009.
Brooke soon started anchoring and co-anchoring several shows on CNN. It is on record that she co-anchored a special coverage of the final launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis in 2011 which happened from the Kennedy Space Center. She also made a documentary titled To Catch a Serial Killer in 2012. The documentary went on to win the Silver World Medal for the Best Investigative Report at the New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards.
In 2013, Brooke covered Obama’s second inauguration. Over the years, she has travelled around the United States, covering very important stories and winning lots of commendations for her work. She currently works as an anchor for CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin on weekdays.
Life Achievements, Salary and Net Worth
Brooke Baldwin’s works have gained wide recognition and she has received a couple of awards as well. She received her first Emmy Award nomination for her coverage of the New York City chokehold death protests in the wake of Eric Garner’s death 2014. She also made it as a 2015 Peabody Award finalist after hosting a town hall in Washington, D.C.. on gun violence.
In addition to awards and recognition, Brooke has appeared in a couple of notable magazines. She was featured in 2017 Variety magazine article “Women Surge to Top of TV News in Face of Sexism”. Lifestyle magazine Elle also featured her as one of five female correspondents during the election year of 2016. Brooke Baldwin has also been able to rake in quite a lot of money over the years as a TV personality who has established herself as a really engrossing broadcaster, reporter and anchor.
According to reports, the average salary of CNN producers, anchors and editors range between $60,000 to $150,000. Apparently, Brooke’s salary falls within this range as well. Her exact net worth is not quite clear at the moment, however, it is believed that she is worth more than $1 million.
Any Scandal or Controversy?
Brooke has no doubt covered a number of sensitive events and incidents that have helped to elevate her in the world of journalism. But like most fast-rising journalists who are unable to escape controversies no matter how hard they tried, she has been the subject of public criticisms for some controversial issues. One of such was during the 2015 Baltimore protests which apparently were against the mistreatment of Freddie Gray. The journalist was massively attacked for blaming veterans for being behind the unrest.
Realising her mistakes, Brooke took no time to tender apologies to the public via Twitter and on-air. Her actions helped her receive some unprecedented publicity. The same year, she was featured in Variety’s “Brooke Baldwin Gives Surprising Boost to CNN”. The New York Times and Marie Claire also interviewed her following her writings about covering mass shootings in America.
Is Brooke Baldwin Married, Who is the Husband?
Brooke Baldwin is a beautiful woman and many fans feel she is one of the most gorgeous on TV in America. She has a beautiful smile and a dainty body shape. The TV personality who stands at 5 feet 9 inches or 175 cm in height is a happily married woman.
The CNN anchor is married to a man named James Fletcher. Fletcher happens to be an English TV producer and he and Brooke are head over heels in love.
According to reports, the couple met for the first time during a holiday party in 2015. They soon fell in love and started dating. James Fletcher eventually proposed to Brooke in 2017 while they were vacationing in Hawaii on her 38th birthday.
The couple tied the knot in May 2018 in a wedding ceremony held in Hudson Valley, north of New York City. It is not certain if they have any kids yet.