Brooke Baldwin

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Brooke Baldwin
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Baldwin in 2016 on set in Washington D.C.
Born (1979-07-12) July 12, 1979 (age 39)
Residence Manhattan, New York City
Education University of North Carolina
Occupation News anchor
James Fletcher(m. 2018)

Brooke Baldwin (born July 12, 1979) is an American journalist and television news anchor who has been at CNN since 2008. Baldwin hosts CNN Newsroom from 2pm to 4pm ET.

CNN American news channel

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CNN Newsroom is an American news program that airs on CNN.

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Early life and education

Brooke Baldwin was born in Atlanta, Georgia, where she attended The Westminster Schools, a private college preparatory school. She graduated with degrees in journalism and Spanish from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2001. She also studied abroad at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City as an undergraduate. [1] [2]

The Westminster Schools

The Westminster Schools is a private school (Pre-first–12) in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, founded in 1951 and tracing its origins to 1878. In 2008, the school had the largest endowment of any non-boarding school in the United States.

Journalism refers to the production and distribution of reports on recent events. The word journalism applies to the occupation, as well as citizen journalists using methods of gathering information and using literary techniques. Journalistic media include print, television, radio, Internet, and, in the past, newsreels.

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Baldwin began her career in 2001 at WVIR-TV in Charlottesville, Virginia, and later became the morning anchor at WOWK-TV in the Huntington and Charleston, West Virginia area. She later joined WTTG in Washington, D.C. as lead reporter for the 10 p.m. newscast. [1]

WVIR-TV NBC/CW affiliate in Charlottesville, Virginia

WVIR-TV is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Charlottesville, Virginia, United States. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 32 from a transmitter on Carters Mountain south of Charlottesville. The station can also be seen on Comcast Xfinity channel 4 and in high definition on digital channel 804. Owned by Waterman Broadcasting, WVIR has studios on East Market Street in downtown Charlottesville.

Charlottesville, Virginia Independent city in Virginia, United States

Charlottesville, colloquially known as C'ville and officially named the City of Charlottesville, is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is the county seat of Albemarle County, which surrounds the city, though the two are separate legal entities. This means a resident will list Charlottesville as both their county and city on official paperwork. It is named after the British Queen consort Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, who as the wife of George III was Virginia's last Queen. In 2016, an estimated 46,912 people lived within the city limits. The Bureau of Economic Analysis combines the City of Charlottesville with Albemarle County for statistical purposes, bringing its population to approximately 150,000. Charlottesville is the heart of the Charlottesville metropolitan area, which includes Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, and Nelson counties.

WOWK-TV CBS affiliate in Huntington, West Virginia

WOWK-TV, virtual and VHF digital channel 13, is a television station licensed to Huntington, West Virginia, United States. Owned by Nexstar Media Group, it serves as the CBS affiliate for the Charleston–Huntington television market, which also covers portions of southeastern Ohio and northeastern Kentucky. The station's studios are located on Quarrier Street near the Charleston Town Center in Charleston, and its transmitter is based near Milton, West Virginia.


Baldwin joined CNN in 2008. [1] She anchors CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin on weekdays and is based in New York City.

On July 8, 2011, Baldwin co-anchored CNN's special coverage of the final launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS-135) from Kennedy Space Center. [3]

Space Shuttle <i>Atlantis</i> Space shuttle orbiter

Space Shuttle Atlantis is a Space Shuttle orbiter vehicle belonging to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the spaceflight and space exploration agency of the United States. Constructed by the Rockwell International company in Southern California and delivered to the Kennedy Space Center in Eastern Florida in April 1985, Atlantis is the fourth operational and the second-to-last Space Shuttle built. Its maiden flight was STS-51-J from 3 to 7 October 1985.

Kennedy Space Center United States space launch site

The John F. Kennedy Space Center is one of ten National Aeronautics and Space Administration field centers. Since December 1968, Kennedy Space Center has been NASA's primary launch center of human spaceflight. Launch operations for the Apollo, Skylab and Space Shuttle programs were carried out from Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39 and managed by KSC. Located on the east coast of Florida, KSC is adjacent to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS). The management of the two entities work very closely together, share resources, and even own facilities on each other's property.

Baldwin's documentary To Catch a Serial Killer won a Silver World Medal for Best Investigative Report at the New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards in 2012. [4] She was nominated for an Emmy for her coverage of the New York City chokehold death protests in wake of Eric Garner's death 2014.

An Emmy Award, or simply Emmy, is an American award that recognizes excellence in the television industry, and is the equivalent of an Academy Award, the Tony Award, and the Grammy Award.

New York City Largest city in the United States

The City of New York, usually called either New York City (NYC) or simply New York (NY), is the most populous city in the United States. With an estimated 2018 population of 8,398,748 distributed over a land area of about 302.6 square miles (784 km2), New York is also the most densely populated major city in the United States. Located at the southern tip of the state of New York, the city is the center of the New York metropolitan area, the largest metropolitan area in the world by urban landmass and one of the world's most populous megacities, with an estimated 19,979,477 people in its 2018 Metropolitan Statistical Area and 22,679,948 residents in its Combined Statistical Area. A global power city, New York City has been described as the cultural, financial, and media capital of the world, and exerts a significant impact upon commerce, entertainment, research, technology, education, politics, tourism, art, fashion, and sports. The city's fast pace has inspired the term New York minute. Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center for international diplomacy.

Death of Eric Garner

On July 17, 2014, Eric Garner died in Staten Island, New York City, after a New York City Police Department (NYPD) officer put him in a headlock or chokehold for about 15 to 19 seconds while arresting him. NYPD policy prohibits the use of chokeholds, and the officer denied choking Garner. The New York City Medical Examiner's Office report stated "Cause of Death: Compression of neck, compression of chest and prone positioning during physical restraint by police" and "Contributing Conditions: Acute and chronic bronchial asthma; Obesity; Hypertensive cardiovascular disease." However, the lawyer for the accused officer has asserted that a subsequent internal report from New York Police Department (NYPD) Chief Surgeon Eli Kleinman, completed at the request of NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau, found that Pantaleo did not put Garner into a chokehold, and that Garner' pre-existing health conditions — including obesity, asthma, hypertension, and diabetes — contributed to his death. The filming of the incident brought police brutality into wider public awareness.

She covered President Obama's second inauguration in January 2013 from Washington, D.C.

In 2015 Baldwin hosted a town hall in Washington, D.C.. on gun violence, for which she was a Peabody Award finalist.

Baldwin was criticized during the 2015 Baltimore protests when she incorrectly attributed comments she heard that veterans were responsible for the unrest – saying soldiers who become police officers "are coming back from war, they don't know the communities, and they're ready to do battle." She later apologized via Twitter and on-air the next day. [5] In The Washington Post , Erik Wemple wrote, "CNN's Brooke Baldwin shows rest of media how to apologize". [6]

In June 2016, Baldwin reported live from Orlando, Florida covering the victims and survivors of the Orlando nightclub shooting.

On January 20, 2017, she covered President Trump's inauguration.

New Year's Eve Live

Baldwin hosts CNN's New Year's Eve Live with Anderson Cooper, and previously alongside Kathy Griffin, broadcasting live from New Orleans with Don Lemon. Previously, Baldwin hosted from Nashville, Tennessee in 2010 and 2011.

March 18, 2015Conquering Mount Kilimanjaro: 10 essential lessons [7]
October 8, 2015Finding the meaning of home in Africa [8]
December 3, 2015Brooke Baldwin: There's been a shooting ... again [9]
April 18, 2016Brooke Baldwin: I'm reporting on a world at war. He's fighting in one [10]
April 20, 20164 flights, an aircraft carrier, and a helicopter [11]
September 18, 2017Brooke Baldwin: Speaking like this to women in 2017? No way [12]
January 19, 2018American Woman with Brooke Baldwin [13]

American Woman

In 2017, CNN commissioned Baldwin's series American Woman featuring Sheryl Crow, Betty White, Ava DuVernay, Diane von Fürstenberg, Issa Rae, Ashley Graham, Tracy Reese, and Pat Benatar. [14] [15]

In the media

In April 2015, Variety featured her in "Brooke Baldwin Gives Surprising Boost to CNN". [16] In December 2015, The New York Times interviewed Baldwin after writing an op-ed on [17] about covering mass shootings in America. [18] Marie Claire magazine interviewed her on the subject of covering mass shootings. [19]

In 2016, Elle magazine featured Baldwin as one of five female correspondents during the election year of 2016. [20] New York's Downtown magazine featured Baldwin in October 2016. [21]

On Saturday Night Live , Baldwin was parodied in a sketch featuring Cecily Strong and Alec Baldwin in October 2016, the week after the release of the Donald Trump Access Hollywood tape. [22]

In 2017, Baldwin was featured in a Variety magazine article "Women Surge to Top of TV News in Face of Sexism". [23]

Speaking engagements

Baldwin hosted the AK100 Club event for the travel agency Abercrombie and Kent, and gave a speech, based upon her March 2015 climb up Mount Kilimanjaro.

Also in 2016, Baldwin presented an award at L'Oréal Paris 11th Annual Women of Worth Celebration. Other presenters included Blake Lively, Andie MacDowell, Diane Keaton, Aimee Mullins, L'Oréal USA president Karen Fondu, Tamron Hall, Arianna Huffington, Liya Kebede, Karlie Kloss and Eva Longoria at The Pierre on November 16 in New York City.[ citation needed ]

In 2017, Baldwin spoke at the 7th annual Neighbor Celebration in Washington DC for Blue Star Families where former First Lady Rosalynn Carter was honored on March 30, 2017. [24]

Baldwin hosted Mother Nature Network's White House Correspondents' Jam at Hamilton Live, Washington DC in April 2017 – featuring headlining band, The Boxmasters, with actor Billy Bob Thornton and Rolling Stones' keyboardist Chuck Leavell. [25]

Baldwin gave the commencement address at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on May 14, 2017. [26] [27] [28]

Personal life

In July 2017, Baldwin revealed that she was engaged to English producer James Fletcher. [29] Fletcher and Baldwin were married in May 2018. [30] [31]

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