Victor Blackwell Biography|Wiki
Victor Blackwell is a skilled American journalist and an Emmy award-winning journalist, currently working at CNN as a correspondent and anchor with Alisyn Camerota, weekdays from 2-4 pm in New York, New York. Prior to that, Blackwell anchored the weekend editions of New Day and CNN Newsroom from the network’s global headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.
Victor Blackwell Age
How old is Blackwell? He is 41 years old as of 2022. Blackwell was born in 1981 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. It is therefore not known when he celebrates his birthday.
Victor Blackwell Education
Blackwell attended and graduated from Howard University and earned a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism, in addition in 2016 was named one of the University’s Top 150 Distinguished Alumni.
Victor Blackwell Height|Weight
He stands on an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 75kgs
Victor Blackwell Family
He was born in the united state, however, he has not revealed information regarding his family members. This information will be updated as soon as it is available.
Victor Blackwell Wife
Blackwell likes to keep his personal life private, hence he has not disclosed information about whether he is in a relationship.
Victor Blackwell Children
He likes to keep his personal life private, hence he has not disclosed information about whether he has children or not.
Victor Blackwell Career
Blackwell attended and graduated from Howard University and earned a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism, in addition in 2016 was named one of the University’s Top 150 Distinguished Alumni. Blackwell has covered on-the-scene for many breaking news stories, including CNN’s Emmy-nominated coverage of the simultaneous shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, as well as the devastation in the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian.
Additionally, he also played a pivotal role in the network’s reporting on the protests following the 2020 deaths of George Floyd and Rashard Brooks. Blackwell also covered Hurricanes Harvey and Irma (2017), the shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando (2016), protests in his hometown of Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray (2015), and the death of Georgia teen Kendrick Johnson (2013), among others.
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 in 2018. This was the first time the two visited together since King’s death.
Victor Blackwell CNN
In 2012, he joined CNN from WPBF 25 News in West Palm Beach, Fla., where he served as an anchor where he was honored with 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 dropout rate amongst young black men.
Blackwell received an Emmy award in the category Outstanding News Analysis: Editorial & Opinion for his commentary “‘Infested,’ He Says,” about President Donald Trump’s description of Rep. Elijah Cummings’ Maryland district — his home district in 2020.
Before joining WPBF, he served for WTLV/WJXX in Jacksonville, Fla. He broke into journalism by writing for the Community Times newspaper in Columbia, Md. Moreover, he 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, Md.
Victor Blackwell Surgery
He announced that he’d secretly undergone laparoscopic surgery in November 2007 to combat his lifelong struggle with his weight.
Victor Blackwell Wheel of Fortune
Blackwell was a contestant on an episode of Wheel of Fortune which aired in February 2001. He placed in the third position and won $3,350.
Victor Blackwell Salary|Net Worth
Blackwell has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000 and has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which he earned from his broadcasting career.
Victor Blackwell Social Media Platforms
He is very active on social media platforms and has over 79.1k followers on Twitter, 20k followers on Instagram, and over 4k followers on Facebook.