Brooke Baldwin is that very seasoned American journalist and lively TV news anchor you see whenever you tune in to CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin from 2 pm to 4 pm daily. She is a mixture of beauty and brains with her classy looks and critical analysis as she hosts her favorite show on CNN.
Brook did not start out a professional, she climbed the ladder of success by sheer dint of hard work and carved a niche for herself as host extraordinaire at one of the worlds best news agencies. Come with us and let’s dissect how she came so far.
Born on July 12, 1979, in Atlanta, Georgia Lauren Brooke Baldwin attended a private college preparatory school The Westminster Schools and proceeded to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she graduated from in 2001 with degrees in journalism and Spanish. During her years as an undergraduate, she also studied at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City.
The Westminster Schools grad began her career at WVIR-TV an NBC-affiliated television station in Charlottesville, Virginia. She soon moved on from there to anchor a morning show at WOWK-TV, a television station in the Huntington and Charleston, West Virginia area. From here, she moved on to become a lead reporter for the 10 p.m. newscast at WTTG in Washington, D.C. However, her career truly took off in 2008 when she made the move to join CNN where she anchors CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin from 2 to 4 pm daily. This consequently made her settle in New York City as her base.
Since the move in 2008, Brooke Baldwin has made some gigantic leaps in covering and anchoring some of the most sensitive and important shows, programs and events. She co-anchored CNN’s special coverage of the final launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS-135) from Kennedy Space Center. in 2012, Baldwin made a documentary entitled “To Catch a Killer” for which she won a won a Silver World Medal for Best Investigative Report at the New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards. In the same year, she was nominated for an Emmy award for her brave coverage of the NYC Chokehold death protests following Eric Garner’s death.
Among her high profile works, she covered President Barrack Obama’s second inauguration in January 2013 from Washington, D.C. In 2015, Brooke Baldwin became a Peabody Award finalist after she hosted a town hall in Washington D.C. over gun violence. 2016 saw her reporting live from the Orlando nightclub shooting covering the scene and survivors, one of the biggest mass shooting in the U.S. 49 people were reported dead and 53 injured. Others include coverage of the 2016 presidential results and President Trump’s inauguration.
Apart from her regulars shows and documentaries, Baldwin has the honor of hosting CNN’s New Year’s Eve Live with Anderson Cooper. She also did it sometime back with Kathy Griffith and some other anchors from different locations too.
To crown her abilities, she often gets speaking engagements at events where she is called to make a speech in support of a cause. One of such happened in May 2016 when she hosted the AK100 Club event for the travel agency Abercrombie and Kent and gave a speech she entitled “How travel has changed me” about her March 2015 climb up Mt. Kilimanjaro. In 2017 alone, she had three of such honors speaking at three major events:
- The 7th annual Neighbor Celebration in Washington DC for Blue Star Families where former First Lady Rosalynn Carter was honored.
- Mother Nature Network’s White House Correspondents’ Jam at Hamilton Live, Washington DC.
- The commencement address at her alma mater, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Controversy and Criticism
for someone whose job is to constantly present matters to the audience, Brooke Baldwin has had a stint or two with controversy and criticism and she has done well to give as much as she gets. During the Baltimore Protests in 2015, Baldwin got on the bad side of her audience when she wrongly ascribed comments she heard about veterans being responsible for the unrest. She said soldiers who become police officers “are coming back from war, they don’t know the communities, and they’re ready to do battle.” When she realised the error of her assertions the next day, she quickly took to Twitter to render her apologies and did the same on air too.
Again on October 18, 2016, Brooke came down hard on Donald Trump’s call for term limits on members of Congress by inferring that such limits already existed whereas they did not.
Brooke Baldwin’s Salary and Net Worth
For one who knows her onions in the business of journalism, Baldwin has come a long way in becoming a household name and gathering a tidy fortune while doing what she loves. There have been a lot of speculations about what she is paid and how much she is worth. Now although there is no confirmed report on the amount she receives as a salary, some have pegged her monthly take-home pay amount at $153 thousand, but this is not confirmed and we know for sure that it is way more than that.
To give you an idea of just how much she makes, Brooke Baldwin recently splurged on a beautiful new house in West Village in New York. She also spares no cost when it comes to her expensive jewellery, designer wears or her health care routines and cacation tie with friends and family. Some have been so bold as to say that she is the highest female taxpayer media personality.
In all, however, Brooke Baldwin’s net worth has been pegged at $1.5 million.
Who is Brooke Baldwin’s Husband
The beautiful journalist has had tongues wagging where it concerns her relationships, but she has always endeavoured to keep it simple. Although she has been befuddled by many fake news about being married to a certain Veterinarian in 2010, Brooke only just got engaged to her boyfriend James Fletcher. She took to her Instagram handle to pst a picture of them together announcing that they went on a vacation to celebrate not just her birthday but also an engagement.
Theirs was certainly a fast click as the two met at a holiday party Fletcher attended while passing through town in 2015. He insisted on taking her to dinner the same night and that was how it all began. Soon, Baldwin herself was inviting Fletcher to the new year event she anchors for CNN. After that, they started spending more time together and taking vacations for two around the world.
James Fletcher is a British native, a director and a producer of ads for political campaigns. The couple currently live together in New York.
Height, Age and Other Facts
Full Name: Lauren Brooke Baldwin
Date of Birth (Age): July 12, 1979
Place of Birth: Atlanta, Georgia
Height: 5 feet 9 inches
Weight: 67 kg
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Blue