Brooke Baldwin is a successful American Journalist. She is an anchor for CNN, she joined the network in 2008. She has widely covered by other forms of media as well through interviews, magazine features and parodies. Baldwin has been an uncompromising reporter throughout her career.

Brooke in a promotional still. She is wearing a yellow sweater

Early Life and Education

Baldwin was born on July 12, 1979. She completed high school from the Westminster Schools. Soon after high school she joined sought a college education and joined the University Of North Carolina for further study. Here she majored in two degrees, Journalism and Spanish. She also studied as an undergrad at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City.

Brooke addresses UNC students in a graduation gown


Brooke commenced her career at WVIR-TV in Charlottesville, Virginia. Baldwin had also worked for WOWK-TV as a news anchor in Huntington and Charleston, West Virginia area. She was main reporter in WTTG news channel in Washington DC. She reported during the newscast of 10pm. Her big break came in 2008 when she joined CNN. She moved to New York City after previous stints in smaller news networks. In July 8th, 2011, she co-anchored CNN‘s special coverage of the final launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis. The launch took place at the Kennedy Space Center.

Brooke is seen wearing a blue NASA jumpsuit

When Baldwin was linked by CNN network, she assisted as a contributor on Rick’s List, a show which was hosted by Rick Sanchez. However in 2010, the host was alleged of making anti-Semitic comment. This led to Rick being fired by CNN. The show was scrapped and Baldwin was assigned the time slot, her replacement show became permanent.

In 2012 she hosted a very selective musical program for half an hour. In the special, popular artist like Mavis, Staples, Wilco, Mumford &Sons, Ben Solle, and Janelle Monae were featured. During Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, she jointly reported the event with prominent media personality Piers Morgan on 3rd and 5th of June in London, United Kingdom.

Brooke presents the latest on CNN. She is wearing a red dress

She has also covered some of the most important events in recent years such as the death of Osama Bin Laden, Chaos in Syria, Impact of Tsunami in Japan. Baldwin presented live coverage of the savage mass-killing in Sandy Hook Elementary School at Connecticut. She has also reported the story presidential election in 2011.

Currently, Baldwin hosts CNN Newsroom. CNN issued Baldwin’s series American Woman in 2017.

Social Media / Personal Life

Brooke and her groom pose in their wedding day. Brooke is also holding her pet Pug

Brooke dated British TV producer James Fletcher for over a year from 2017. The couple married in 2018.

She announced her marriage on her social media. She has been very active on social platforms, using it to promote her shows, communicate with fans and share her political ideologies as well as personal opinions. She has 279,000 followers on Twitter, 69,000 likes on Facebook and and 84,000 followers on Instagram.

Net Worth

Brooke is currently estimated to be worth $1.5 million. She is one of the highest paid news anchor in CNN, with her annual salary estimated to be around 153k. She is also one of the highest taxpaying female media personality. 

Brooke is wearing a red sweater in a promotional still

Brooke remains one of the most popular and recognized news anchor in the world. Her long career and exposure from CNN has propelled her to the forefront of American political commentary. She ranks among other recognizable hosts such as Chris Cuomo, Tomi Lahren and Sean Hannity.