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Victor Blackwell

Victor Blackwell

Victor Blackwell Biography

Victor Blackwell is an award-winning media personality serving as a correspondent and anchor of CNN Newsroom with Alisyn Camerota in New York. Previously, he anchored the weekend editions of New Day and CNN Newsroom from the network’s global headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.

Victor Blackwell Age

He was born on September 25, 1981 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. He is 39 years old as at 2020.

Victor Blackwell Height and Weight

He is 5 feet and 11 inches tall and weighs 90kgs.

Victor Blackwell Nationality

Blackwell is an American citizen.

Victor Blackwell Education Background

In 1999, Victor graduated from Milford Mill Academy. While there, he was the class president of his graduating class of 1999.

He also earned a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism from Howard University in Washington, D.C. While in college, he worked at Howard University‚Äôs public television station WHUT-TV. Additionally, he was named one of the University’s Top 150 Distinguished Alumni in 2016.

Victor Blackwell Parents

There is no information about his parents. He hasn’t also revealed whether he has siblings or not.

Victor Blackwell Partner

Blackwell is keeping his love life private. He hasn’t shared any news about his personal life. Therefore, it is not known whether he is single or in a relationship.

Victor Blackwell Gay

On December 21, 2013, Victor came out openly to say that he is gay during an on air conversation with his co-host Pamela Brown and Jimmy Alexander who was the guest. The trio were talking about an interview with Phil Alexander that was published by GQ Magazine. In the interview, Phil had made a negative comment about homosexuality. Victor then said that he was neither surprised nor hurt by Phil’s comment as he did not expect a positive response from him. He then revealed that he was a black gay.

Victor Blackwell CNN

Blackwell is a correspondent and anchor of CNN Newsroom with Alisyn Camerota, weekdays from 2-4pm in New York, New York.

Previously, he anchored the weekend editions of New Day and CNN Newsroom from the network’s global headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.

Blackwell has reported and anchored on-the-scene for many breaking news stories, including CNN’s Emmy-nominated coverage of the simultaneous shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, as well as the devastation in the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian. He also played a pivotal role in the network’s reporting on the protests following the 2020 deaths of George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks. Blackwell also covered Hurricanes Harvey and Irma (2017), the shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando (2016), protests in his hometown of Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray (2015) and the death of Georgia teen Kendrick Johnson (2013), among others.

In 2018, Blackwell marked the 50-year anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s death by coordinating an exclusive interview with civil rights icons Ambassador Andrew Young and Reverend Jesse Jackson at the Memphis motel where King was gunned down. This was the first time the two visited together since King’s death.

Blackwell joined CNN in 2012 from WPBF 25 News in West Palm Beach, Fla., where he served as an anchor. Prior to his tenure at WPBF, Blackwell worked for WTLV/WJXX in Jacksonville, Fla. He broke into journalism writing for the Community Times newspaper in Columbia, Md. He also worked as a producer for Radio11 WBAL in Baltimore and as a co-producer for WHUT-TV in Washington. Additionally, he worked for WPMT-TV in York, Penn., and WHAG-TV in Hagerstown, Md.

Victor Blackwell Awards

  • In 2020, he received an Emmy award in the category Outstanding News Analysis: Editorial & Opinion for his commentary “‘Infested,’ He Says,” about President Donald Trump’s description of Rep. Elijah Cummings’ Maryland district — his home district.

During his tenure at WPBF 25 News in West Palm Beach, Florida he was also honored with;

  • Several regional Emmy nominations.
  • Two Telly awards.
  • Several Associated Press awards and honors from the Society of Professional Journalists.
  • The prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award and the UNITY Award, both from the Radio Television Digital News Association, for a special report on the disproportionate dropout rate amongst young black men.

Victor Blackwell Christi Paul

Blackwell and Christi are co-workers at CNN. She is also a weekday news anchor at HLN. In January 2014, Blackwell was promoted to co-host of New Day Saturday and Sunday with Christi Paul.

Victor Blackwell Weight Loss Surgery

In 2007, Blackwell underwent a medical procedure, laparoscopic gastric banding in order to cut on his weight. The procedure involved building a minuscule pocket to convey food. He lost more than 130 pounds after the surgery.

Victor Blackwell Salary And Networth

He earns an average salary ranging between $79,000-$99,000 per year. He also has an estimated net worth of $1 million.

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