Brooke Baldwin

Brooke Baldwin is an American television news anchor and journalist, who is based in New York. She works for CNN (Cable News Network), and has been with them since 2008. Currently, she is the host of CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwina 2 hour show starting at 2 pm Eastern time.

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Early Life

Baldwin was born on July 12, 1979 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. She went to The Westminster Schools, a private school focused on college preparatory courses.  The school educates children from preschool through 12th grade, and has one of the largest endowments of any non-boarding school in the United States. It is a very challenging school to attend, with a small number of students, and a very difficult learning program. The school only graduates about two hundred students a year, many of whom are admitted to top colleges like Harvard and Princeton; thus, Baldwin had a challenging, though privileged, education in her early years.

The Westminster Schools also has a strict honor code, enforced by the students themselves, that forbids lying, cheating, and stealing, and provided Baldwin with a good moral base. The school has produced a number of famous actors, athletes, authors, and musicians; in addition to journalists like Baldwin. Brooke Baldwin also attended the United States Space Camp during her school years. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, but also studied at Universidad Iberoamericana  in Mexico City during her time as an undergraduate. This private university, also known as Ibero-American University, is one of the most prestigious schools in Latin America.

In 2001, Baldwin graduated with a double Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Spanish from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. That same year, she began her career in journalism by working at WVIR-TV in Charlottesville, Virginia. Throughout her career she has worked in various capacities; she was the morning anchor at WOWK-TV in the West Virginia area of Huntington and Charleston as well as working as lead reporter for the 10 pm newscast on the WTTG news channel, in Washington D.C.  She has also worked for several other news agencies, the most well-known being CNN (Cable News Network).


Before working for CNN, Baldwin worked for seven years paying her dues at smaller television news stations, then, in 2008, she took a big leap and joined CNN, the biggest international news channel. This move changed her career for the better. First and foremost, she was a contributor assisting the Rick Sanchez list show. In 2010 Sanchez was fired for allegedly making anti-Semitic comments, and Baldwin occupied the vacant chair. Apart from her popularity as a famous news reporter, she has successfully hosted Soundcheck, the 30 minute special musical program. It features celebrities like Staples, Mavis, Mumford & Sons, Janelle Monae and Ben Solle. Baldwin hosts the CNN Newsroom from 2 pm to 4 pm ET. She has covered a variety of international stories and presented big events across the globe. She successfully reported on Osama Bin Laden’s death, the chaos in Syria, tsunami impact in Japan, savage killing in the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut and the 2011 presidential election. She also co-anchored the network’s special coverage of the last launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis, live from Kennedy Space Center.

07 Nov, 2018

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