Long-term anchor of CNN Newsroom Brooke Baldwin surprised viewers today with an announcement of her resignation from the cable news network on live television. The reporter informed viewers around the world that she planned to leave in April to focus on “enhancing the lives of extraordinary Americans and putting my passion for storytelling to good use”.
What else is in store for the old news anchor in the future? Read on to hear about her plans.
1. I want to start with some personal news❤️ 📺 I’m leaving @CNN in April. I joined this network in 2008 as a freelancer. I scribbled my name on a post and pasted it outside a temporary office that was determined to fulfill my dream of becoming a full-time correspondent at CNN. pic.twitter.com/v4zeG5XMQX
– Brooke Baldwin (@BrookeBaldwin) February 16, 2021
Surprising departure announcement
On her 3:00 PM ET show, Brooke Baldwin kicked her off CNN Newsroom show by announcing to its viewers, “Before we start, I want to start with some personal news. I’ll be leaving CNN in April ”.
The anchor then went on and said, “Let me up again. After working in the local news for most of my 20s, I joined this network in 2008 – in the midst of the Great Recession as a freelancer. I remember scribbling my name on a Post-It note and pasting it outside this temporary office, determined to fulfill my dream of becoming a full-time correspondent for CNN
“I wanted to be part of the best of the best in cable news and journalism. Little did I know that I would not only fulfill that dream, I would thrive in this environment and put on my own two-hour show at noon at the age of 31 ”.
“For ten years, I have never taken for granted the tremendous responsibility and privilege I have had of working with some of the most talented producers and photojournalists and correspondents and anchors as we have discussed the most pressing and important stories of our era “.
“Conflicts, terrorism, environment and natural disasters, the fury of gun violence, tales of human interests, royal weddings, my American woman series, the social justice movements that shape our culture, and the pandemic that changed the world and changed politics. Lots of politics ”.
‘You have been here with me. Every step of the way. Never more than when I was incredibly ill with COVID last year. I am so grateful for your loyalty and passion for the world we cover, and so grateful to my show team, you know who you are ”.
Brooke Baldwin went on to thank CNN President Jeff Zucker in her speech, as well as the “very large CNN family.” But the anchor then made it clear that her career didn’t come to a halt soon after she left the show. She announced that “the next chapter of my life will focus on what I like most about my job.”
After leaving CNN, Brooke Baldwin stated that she will not currently have a job that she will immediately jump into and admitted that “Yes, I feel very vulnerable.” She also announced that “I’ve been working on my first book for the past two years. It is called Huddle: How Women Unlock Their Collective Power
“There’s just more I have to do … beyond the walls of this place, a place I’ve called home for 13 years,” said Brooke Baldwin. from her CNN workplaceShe concluded with a quote from Brene Brown that reads, “Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.” Then the anchor said, “So here it goes. I hope you will join me. In the meantime, I’ll be here until mid-April. Now, to the news. “
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