Brooke Baldwin (born July 12, 1979) is an American journalist and television news anchor who has been at CNN since 2008. She currently hosts CNN Newsroom from 2pm to 4pm ET.
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. 
Career [ ]
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.
CNN [ ]
Baldwin joined CNN in 2008.
She anchors  CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin from 2 to 4pm ET 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.
Baldwin's documentary "
To Catch a Killer" won a Silver World Medal for Best Investigative Report at the New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards in 2012. 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.
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. In  , Erik Wemple wrote, "CNN's Brooke Baldwin shows rest of media how to apologize". The Washington Post
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
with New Year's Eve Live 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.
CNN.com [ ]
March 18, 2015
Conquering Mount Kilimanjaro: 10 essential lessons
October 8, 2015
Finding the meaning of home in Africa
December 3, 2015
Brooke Baldwin: There's been a shooting ... again
April 18, 2016
Brooke Baldwin: I'm reporting on a world at war. He's fighting in one
April 20, 2016
4 flights, an aircraft carrier, and a helicopter
September 18, 2017
Brooke Baldwin: Speaking like this to women in 2017? No way
January 19, 2018
American Woman with Brooke Baldwin
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. 
In the media [ ]
In April 2015,
featured her in "Brooke Baldwin Gives Surprising Boost to CNN". Variety In December 2015,  interviewed Baldwin after writing an op-ed on CNN.com The New York Times about covering mass shootings in America.   magazine interviewed her on the subject of covering mass shootings. Marie Claire
magazine featured Baldwin as one of five female correspondents during the election year of 2016. Elle New York's  Downtown magazine featured Baldwin in October 2016.
, Baldwin was parodied in a sketch featuring Saturday Night Live Cecily Strong and Alec Baldwin in October 2016, the week after the release of the Donald Trump . Access Hollywood tape
In 2017, Baldwin was featured in a
magazine article "Women Surge to Top of TV News in Face of Sexism". Variety
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
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.
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.
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.
Baldwin gave the commencement address at
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on May 14, 2017.  
Personal life [ ]
In July 2017, Baldwin revealed that she was engaged to English producer James Fletcher.
Fletcher and Baldwin were married in May 2018.  
See also [ ]
References [ ]
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Staff, By the CNN Wire. "Space shuttle Atlantis lifts off on 'sentimental journey '" . Retrieved . 2017-05-07
"CNN Awards – CNN Press Room – CNN.com Blogs". cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com . Retrieved . 2017-05-07
"CNN's Brooke Baldwin apologizes for suggesting veterans 'ready to do battle' in Baltimore". . 29 April 2015 Yahoo! News . Retrieved . 28 August 2015
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"American Woman with Brooke Baldwin" . Retrieved . 2018-03-19
"CNN Digital Presents "American Woman with Brooke Baldwin. "" cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com . Retrieved . 2018-05-29
"From Diane von Furstenberg to Issa Rae, Brooke Baldwin Interviews Industry Trailblazers in New Digital Series". PEOPLE.com . Retrieved . 2018-05-29
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Koblin, John; Somaiya, Ravi (2015-12-04). "A Grim News Playbook in Repeated Mass Killings". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331 . Retrieved . 2017-05-07
"What It's Like to Report Live on Mass Shootings". Marie Claire. 2015-12-07 . Retrieved . 2017-05-07
"Elle Features Next Generation of Female Newsers". www.adweek.com . Retrieved . 2017-05-07
"020 Downtown Magazine NYC Fall 2016". issuu . Retrieved . 2017-05-07
"SNL Versions of Elaine Quijano, Brooke Baldwin Highlight Saturday Night Live Cold Open". www.adweek.com . Retrieved . 2017-05-07
Littleton, Cynthia (2017-04-18). "Women Surge to Top of TV News in Face of Sexism". Variety . Retrieved . 2017-05-07
Hart, Karen (2017-03-30). "Blue Star Families Celebrates Civilian Neighbors, Honors Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter". Huffington Post . Retrieved . 2017-05-07
Smilowitz, Elliot (2017-04-29). "CNN's Brooke Baldwin takes center stage at musical correspondents' dinner party". TheHill . Retrieved . 2017-05-07
VanGraafeil, Mc (2017-01-11). "Brooke Baldwin, CNN anchor, to speak at UNC-Chapel Hill Commencement". UNC News . Retrieved . 2017-05-07
UNC-Chapel Hill (2017-05-14), Brooke Baldwin | 2017 Spring Commencement Address | UNC-Chapel Hill , retrieved 2017-05-29
CNN, Brooke Baldwin. "Alec Baldwin, Sheryl Crow, other celebs offer advice to Class of 2017". CNN . Retrieved . 2017-05-31
"CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin engaged to British producer - Radio and TV Talk".
Coleen, Kratofil (May 9, 2018). "All the Details on CNN Journalist Brooke Baldwin's Gorgeous Naeem Khan Wedding Dress". People.
"CNN's Brooke Baldwin and James Fletcher Are Married". www.adweek.com.
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