Is Brooke Baldwin still at CNN?

Is Brooke Baldwin still at CNN?

April 12, 2021

AFTER 13 years at CNN, journalist Brooke Baldwin is set to depart the news network on April 16.

In February 2021, Baldwin announced that she would be leaving CNN in mid-April.

Who is Brooke Baldwin?

Baldwin, 41, is an American journalist and television host who was stationed at CNN since 2008.

Baldwin hosted CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin, which aired from 3pm to 4pm et on weekdays.

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.

While at CNN, Baldwin reported on a number of high profile stories, including Donald Trump's inauguration, the 2016 Pulse night club shooting, President Barack Obama's second inauguration and the 2015 Baltimore protests.

The 41-year-old announced her "personal news" in February during her afternoon show that should be stepping away from news and would be leaving CNN in April.

Baldwin said she "has to walk away" from the job to be the "bravest version of herself." 

Is Brooke Baldwin still at CNN?

Baldwin is set to depart CNN on April 16 without another job lined up.

However, before making her way out the door, Baldwin aired out her grievances about the lack of opportunities for women at CNN.

"The most influential anchors on our network, the highest-paid, are men. My bosses, my executives, are men.

"The person who oversees CNN Dayside is a man, and my executive producer for 10 years is a man. So I’ve been surrounded by a lot of men," Baldwin said on the Ms Magazine podcast.

"I was surrounded by a lot of dudes."

She said "little by little" CNN has started to hand more power to women, pointing to digital and newsgathering executives as examples.

"It’s getting better but we still have a bit of a ways to go. I want more women in the room," she said.

Why is she leaving CNN?

In an interview with Yahoo Entertainment, Baldwin revealed that one of the main reasons she'll be walking away from her longtime gig was because she was beginning to feel too comfortable. 

"The second you get really, really comfortable somewhere after a long period of time, it's time to move on," Baldwin said.  

The journalist recalled her dad saying "being uncomfortable is a great thing" and she has kept those words in mind.

She said that although "it's hard to move on from something so comfortable," she has "sacrificed" a lot of her social life and "was very alone" for a lot of her younger years. 

"I could understand from the outside why it makes no sense for me to be leaving, but it just – in my gut, I just know it's right. I just have to go," she said.

As for what she has lined up next, the news personality said she still doesn't know.

"I'm not s****** you, I do not know what I'm doing next, but what I do know is that it is going to be something that will be deep into storytelling," Baldwin said.

"I will have ownership over how I tell the stories, how long I get to tell these stories."

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