CNN Newsroom presenter Brooke Baldwin today announced her surprise resignation from the news network, telling viewers she would be leaving in April to focus on “amplifying the lives of extraordinary Americans and bringing using my passion for storytelling ”.
“Before I begin, I want to start with some personal news,” Baldwin said at the start of his 3 p.m. ET show. “I will be leaving CNN in April. Let me go back. After most of my 20 years working in local news, I came to this network in 2008 – in the midst of the Great Recession as a freelance writer. I remember scribbling my name on a post-it and sticking it outside this temporary office, determined to make my dream of becoming a full-time CNN correspondent come true.
Thanking CNN President Jeff Zucker and the “very big CNN family,” Baldwin said, “I don’t have a job I’m going into, and yes, I feel very vulnerable.”
Baldwin, who joined CNN in 2008, is a finalist for the Peabody Prize who hosts the 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. edition of CNN Newsroom. She is also the creator and host of the CNN digital series American Woman which focuses on the stories of pioneering women who broke barriers in their respective fields and who are now helping other women to do the same.