Brooke Baldwin

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Brooke Baldwin
Brooke Baldwin.jpg
Baldwin in March 2012
Born (1979-07-12) July 12, 1979 (age 34)[1]
Education University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Universidad Iberoamericana
Occupation News anchor

Brooke Baldwin is an American TV news anchor. She hosts CNN Newsroom from 2pm to 4pm ET.

Early life and education[edit]

Brooke Baldwin was born on July 12, 1979, in Raleigh, North Carolina. She attended The Westminster Schools and the United States Space Camp at the age of 13 and served as commander of her mission there. The week, she said, "was incredibly cool."[2]

Baldwin graduated with a double bachelor’s degree in journalism and Spanish from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also studied at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City during her undergraduate years.[3]


Baldwin began her career at WVIR-TV in Charlottesville, Virginia, and later became the morning anchor at WOWK-TV in the Huntington, and Charleston, West Virginia, area. She later joined WTTG in Washington, D.C., as lead reporter for the 10 p.m. newscast.[3]


Baldwin joined CNN and HLN networks in 2008.[3] She was a contributor on Rick's List, hosted by Rick Sanchez, from the show’s inception in January 2010.[4] When Sanchez was fired in October 2010 for making what some believed were antisemitic remarks, Baldwin filled in for him, eventually taking the time slot permanently.[4][5] She now anchors CNN Newsroom from 2 to 4pm ET on weekdays. She hosts a weekly segment during her newscast hours known as #MusicMonday (named after the Twitter trend)[6] profiling various musicians.[7] Baldwin is the last anchor to broadcast from Atlanta on weekdays, before The Lead goes on air from Washington, D.C.

Baldwin hosted the central time countdown from Nashville, Tennessee, as part of CNN’s 2011 New Year’s Eve coverage.[8]

On January 14, 2012, she hosted a half-hour special music program named Soundcheck, which featured Wilco, Mavis Staples, Mumford & Sons, Ben Sollee, and Janelle Monae.[5]

Brooke Baldwin and Piers Morgan hosted CNN’s coverage of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee on June 3 and 5 in London, United Kingdom.



  1. ^ Baldwin, Brooke (2011-04-15). "Love the sun, hate the sun, but wear sunscreen!!". CNN. Retrieved 2012-01-20. 
  2. ^ Roop, Lee (2011-06-02). "Space Camp kids tell CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin not to worry because exploration will go on". The Huntsville Times. Retrieved 2011-06-02. 
  3. ^ a b c "Brooke Baldwin". CNN. Retrieved 2011-05-17. 
  4. ^ a b "Rick Sanchez Sidekick Brooke Baldwin Fills In for Her Fired Colleague". The Wrap. 2010-10-04. Retrieved 2011-05-17. 
  5. ^ a b Ricci, Benjamin (2012-01-14). "CNN to Air Half Hour Music Show This Saturday". Performer Magazine. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  6. ^ "Twitter #MusicMonday top songs: 30 Seconds to Mars, Rage Against the Machine". The Independent. 2009-12-15. Retrieved 2012-01-23. 
  7. ^ Scholz, Craig (2011-09-19). "#musicmonday: Bon Iver". CNN. Retrieved 2012-01-23. 
  8. ^ "Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin Co-Host CNN’s New Years Eve Celebration" (Press release). CNN. 2011-12-16. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 

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