Victor Blackwell Bio | Wiki
Victor Blackwell is an American journalist currently working for CNN Newsroom based in New York City, New York, as a correspondent and anchor. He currently co-hosts the station’s evening newscasts on weekdays from 2 – 4 p.m along with Alisyn Camerota.
Previously, Victor served as a weekend edition anchor of New Day and also CNN Newsroom in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to joining CNN in August 2012, he worked as an anchor for the 5 p.m, 6 p.m, and 11 p.m newscasts at WPBF 25 News in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Victor Blackwell Age
He was born on September 25, 1981, in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. Victor is 41 years old and celebrates his birthday on September 25 every year.
Victor Blackwell Height
He is a man of above-average stature. Victor stands at a height of 5 ft 11 in (Approx 1.8 m).
Victor Blackwell Family
He was born and also brought up in Baltimore, Maryland, United States by his loving parents. However, Victor has not revealed much in regard to his parents and siblings. Therefore, his family’s whereabouts and occupations are currently away from the public eye.
Victor Blackwell Partner | Wife
Victor does not have a wife since he is gay. However, he is quite reserved about his love life. Therefore, we do not know whether he is dating or single.
Victor Blackwell Gay
He came out as gay during an on-air conversation on December 21, 2013, with his co-host Pamela Brown and Jimmy Alexander who was the guest. Victor along with his co-host and guest were chatting about an interview with Phil Alexander that was published by GQ magazine. Phil had made an illogical comment in the interview about homosexuality. Victor said that he was not surprised or hurt by Phil’s comment as he did not really expect a positive response from him. He then disclosed that he was a black gay man. However, information on whether he is currently dating or not is not available.
Victor Blackwell Education
Victor joined Milford Mill Academy where he was the class president and graduated in 1999. He then attended Howard University in Washington, D.C graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism.
Victor Blackwell CNN
Victor works for CNN Newsroom based in New York City, New York as a correspondent and anchor. He co-hosts CNN’s evening newscasts from 2 – 4 p.m on weekdays together with Alisyn Camerota. Victor joined the TV network in August 2012. In addition, he has reported and anchored various breaking news stories including Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in 2017, protests in his hometown of Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray in 2015, and the Orlando shooting at Pulse Nightclub in 2016, among many others.
Also, Victor marked the 50-year anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s death in 2018 by conducting an exclusive interview with the civil rights icons Ambassador Andrew Young and Reverend Jesse Jackson at the Memphis motel where King was shot. Prior to joining CNN, Victor worked as an anchor for the 5 p.m, 6 p.m, and 11 p.m newscasts at WPBF 25 News in West Palm Beach, Fla.
He has been honored with various awards including regional Emmy nominations, an Emmy award, two telly awards, honors from the Society of Professional Journalists, and several Associated Press awards. Additionally, Victor received the distinguished Edward R. Murrow Award and the UNITY Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association, for his distinct report on the disproportionate dropout rate among young black men.
Before joining WPBF, he worked at WTLV/WJXX in Jacksonville, Fla. Victor also worked for Radio11 WBAL in Baltimore as a producer and WHUT-TV in Washington as a co-producer. In addition, he also worked at WPMT-TV New York and at WHAG-TV in Hagerstown, Md.
Some of Victor’s colleagues at CNN include:
Natalie Allen – Anchor
David Culver -Anchor and Correspondent
Jeremy Diamond – Correspondent
Fredricka Whitfield – Anchor
Pamela Brown – Correspondent
Christine Romans – Anchor and Correspondent
Alexis Mcadams – Reporter
Ryan Young – Correspondent (Chicago)
Jason Carrol – Correspondent.
Victor Blackwell And Christi Paul
Victor co-hosted with Christi Paul in a show known as the “CNN Newsroom”, which is a weekend program that provides viewers with the latest headlines, live reports, stories, and breaking news from around the world. He was promoted in January 2014 to co-host New Day Saturday and Sunday with Christi Paul.
Victor Blackwell Baltimore Trump | Home
CNN’s Correspondent, Victor became emotional while he was answering President Donald Trump’s tweets calling Rep. Elijah Cummings’ district and his home distict a “very dangerous & filthy place”. He also said that the president repeated the words “infested” when he was attacking the minority lawmakers.
Victor Blackwell Weight Loss
He underwent a medical procedure known as laparoscopic gastric banding in the year 2007 so as to cut his weight. As a result, Victor lost more than 130 pounds.
Victor Blackwell Salary
He receives quite a desiring amount from serving as a correspondent and anchor for CNN newsroom in New York, City, New York. Victor’s average salary is $100,000 annually.
Victor Blackwell Net Worth
Having worked in the media industry for quite some time now, Victor has managed to accumulate a decent fortune. His estimated net worth is around $1 million.
How Old Is Victor Blackwell
Victor is currently 41 years old. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the United States on September 25, 1981.
Who Is Victor Blackwell
He is an American journalist currently working for CNN Newsroom in New York City, New York as an anchor and correspondent. Currently, Victor co-hosts CNN Newsroom’s evening newscast from 2 – 4 p.m on weekdays along with Alisyn Camerota. Previously, he served as a weekend edition anchor of New Day and also CNN Newsroom in Atlanta, Georgia.