Victor Blackwell Biography
Victor Blackwell is an American media personality working as an anchor for CNN. He presents New Day Weekend and the 10am Saturday hour of CNN Newsroom and he is based in CNN Center headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. He previously worked as a reporter and weekend anchor at WTLV/WJXX in Jacksonville, Florida.
Victor Blackwell Age
He was born in September 25,1981 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States.
Victor Blackwell Height
He stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches
Victor Blackwell Education
Blackwell attended Milford Mill Academy . He also earned a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from Howard University in Washington, D.C.
Victor Blackwell Parents
Victor hasn’t revealed any information about his parents. It’s not also known if he has any siblings.
Victor Blackwell Gay
Blackwell is openly gay. He came out as gay on December 21, 2013 during an on-air conversation with his co-host Pamela Brown and the guest Jimmy Alexander. At the time they were talking about a GQ magazine that published an interview with Phil Robertson. In the interview, Phil had made an illogical homosexual comment. Victor said he was not really surprised and hurt because of the comments as he did not expect a positive response from Phil. He went ahead to reveal that he was a black gay man. He isn’t currently dating neither does he have any kids but he’s a godfather to two children ,a boy and a girl whom he oftenly posts on his Instagram page.
Victor Blackwell Weight Loss
Victor lost more than 130 pounds after undergoing a Laparoscopic gastric banding, a surgery to aid in weight loss which involves building a tiny pouch to carry food. The surgeon puts a band around the upper part of the stomach. By making someone feel satisfied after consuming small quantities of food, the band limits the amount of food one can consume.
Victor Blackwell CNN
Victor joined CNN August 2012 as a correspondent, based at CNN’s southeast bureau. He anchors the weekend editions of New Day and CNN Newsroom from the network’s global headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. He has reported and anchored on-the-scene for many breaking news stories, including Hurricanes Harvey and Irma (2017), the Orlando shooting at Pulse Nightclub (2016), protests in his hometown of Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray (2015 and Superstorm Sandy recovery (2012).
In 2013, Blackwell’s exclusive reporting on the mysterious death of Georgia teenager Kendrick Johnson led to investigations by the Office of Secretary of State of Georgia and the US Attorney for Georgia’s Middle District. In January 2014, Blackwell was promoted to co-host of New Day Saturday and Sunday with Christi Paul.
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.
Prior to joining CNN , he also worked at WPBF 25 News in West Palm Beach, Fla., where he served as an anchor for the 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts. He has been honored with an Emmy award, several regional Emmy nominations, two Telly awards, several Associated Press awards and honors from the Society of Professional Journalists. He also earned 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 drop out rate amongst young black men.
He also wrote for the Community Times newspaper in Columbia and also worked as a producer for Radio11 WBAL in Baltimore and as a co-producer for WHUT-TV in Washington. He also worked for WPMT-TV in York, Penn., and WHAG-TV in Hagerstown.
Victor Blackwell Salary
He earns an annual salary of $90k.
Victor Blackwell Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $1million.
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