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Brooke Baldwin

Brooke Baldwin anchors the 2-4 p.m. edition of CNN Newsroom. Baldwin has been in the nerve center–from the field and behind the anchor desk–during countless breaking news events at CNN. In July 2015 Baldwin traveled to Kenya ahead of President Obama’s historic visit and landed an exclusive interview with his half-sister, Dr. Auma Obama, and their 93-year-old grandmother in the Obama family ancestral village. In September 2015, she hosted an historic town hall in Washington, DC, with forty people who have all been touched by incidents of gun violence, including Sandy Hook, Aurora, and WDBJ-TV. Baldwin was nominated for an Emmy for her coverage of the NYC chokehold death protests in 2014. In 2013, she reported live from the red carpet at the Golden Globe Awards and then the same month traveled to Washington to cover President Obama’s second inauguration. In the spring, for three weeks, Baldwin anchored extensive special coverage on the Boston marathon bombings. Over the next few months, she returned to Boston to interview survivors and anchored a special live show from Fenway Park during the World Series. Baldwin has also anchored from the field amid tornado debris in Moore, Oklahoma, and from Cleveland, covering the release of three women held in captivity for a decade. Baldwin also joined CNN’s Jake Tapper for special coverage of the historic government shutdown from Capitol Hill.

In 2012, she reported live from Newtown, Connecticut in the days following the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting. She was tapped to co-anchor the network’s global coverage of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with Piers Morgan in London. In addition, she covered the 2012 presidential election, anchoring her show from the Republican National Convention and participating in the network’s primetime coverage of the GOP primaries. Baldwin also anchored breaking news coverage of the Arab Spring, the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the Benghazi attack, the death of Osama bin Laden, and the crisis in Syria. She helped lead CNN’s special coverage of the final space shuttle launch of Atlantis from Kennedy Space Center in 2011. She was part of the network’s Peabody-award winning team, covering of the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, the collapse of the Upper Big Branch Coal Mine in West Virginia, and the battle over the fate of the nation’s “big three” automakers. Baldwin worked with the network’s Special Investigations Unit to complete her first hour-long documentary To Catch a Killer, which won a Silver World Medal for Best Investigative Report at the New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards 2012. She a part of CNN’s annual New Year’s Eve coverage with Anderson Cooper from cities like Nashville and New Orleans. Due to the success of Baldwin’s #MusicMonday series of original artist interviews, Baldwin hosted a half-hour special on music on CNN. She contributed to the network’s Peabody award-winning coverage of the 2008 presidential election. In 2009, she exclusively reported on the new discoveries of the forgotten Mayan City of Mirador for CNN International’s World’s Untold Stories.

Ten Things I Can’t Do Without

  1. My pug (loves me for twelve years and counting)
  2. My journal
  3. Sense of adventure and willingness to be thrown lots of curveballs
  4. Water/oceans/surfboards
  5. Curiosity
  6. Champagne
  7. Family
  8. Music (it is everything)
  9. My inner circle of badass women
  10. Laughter