Victor Blackwell Biography
Victor Blackwell is a journalist from the United States of America working as a correspondent and anchor of the weekend morning editions of New Day and CNN Newsroom based in the network’s global headquarters in Atlanta.
Where did Victor Blackwell go to college? – Education
He graduated and earned a B.A. Howard University in Washington D.C. in Broadcast Journalism. He was named one of the Top 150 Distinguished Alumni of the University in 2016.
How old is Victor Blackwell? – Age
The American journalist is 39 years old as of September 25, 2020. He was born in 1981 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States.
Who is Victor Blackwell Partner? – Is Victor Blackwell Single
He is openly gay. He revealed his sexual orientation on December 21, 2013, during an on-air interview with his co-host Pamela Brown and guest Jimmy Alexander. They were talking at the time about the GQ magazine that published Phil Robertson’s interview. Phil had made an illogical homosexual remark in the interview.
Victor Blackwell Career
In August 2012, Blackwell joined CNN covering and anchoring many breaking news reports, including Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the Orlando shooting at Pulse Nightclub, riots in his hometown of Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray, his exclusive reporting on the death of Georgia teen Kendrick Johnson and the recovery of Superstorm Sandy
Blackwell marked the 50th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. in 2018 by arranging an exclusive interview with civil rights leaders at the Memphis motel where King was shot down, Ambassador Andrew Young and Reverend Jesse Jackson. It was the first time the two had visited together since the death of the King.
He worked for WPBF 25 News in West Palm Beach, Fla. before joining CNN, where he served as an anchor at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Uh, and 11 p.m. About newscasts. He has been recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists with an Emmy award, three regional Emmy nominations, two Telly awards, several Associated Press awards and honors. He also received a special report on the disproportionate drop-out rate for young black men with the coveted Edward R. Murrow Award and the Solidarity Award, both from the Radio Television Digital News Association.
In Jacksonville, Fla., Blackwell worked for WTLV/WJXX prior to his time at WPBF. He broke into journalistic writing in Columbia, Md., for the Community Times newspaper. He worked in Baltimore as a producer for Radio11 WBAL and in Washington as a co-producer for WHUT-TV. He also worked in Hagerstown, Md., for WPMT-TV in York, Penn., and WHAG-TV.
What is Victor Blackwell’s Net Worth?
He has an estimated net worth of $1 Million as of 2020. He has acquired his wealth from his career as an anchor.
Victor Blackwell Weight Loss
He lost more than 130 pounds after Laparoscopic gastric banding. Laparoscopic gastric banding is surgery to aid in weight loss. To build a tiny pouch to carry food, the surgeon puts a band around the upper part of your stomach. By making you feel satisfied after consuming small quantities of food, the band limits the amount of food you can consume.