Victor Blackwell Bio, Age, Height, CNN, Net Worth, Salary, Parents, and Gay

Victor Blackwell Bio, Wiki

Victor Blackwell is an American Emmy award-winning journalist, working for CNN serving the station as a reporter, and anchor. He has been working with this station since 2012. 

Victor Blackwell Age

Blackwell is 41 years as of 2022. He was born on September 25, 1981, in Baltimore, Maryland, United States.

Victor Blackwell Height

Blackwell stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 11 inches.

Victor Blackwell Career

Blackwell works for CNN as an anchor and reporter. Before, he anchored the weekend editions of New Day and CNN Newsroom from the network’s global headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Blackwell obtained an Emmy award in 2020 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.

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He has covered and anchored on the scene for many breaking news stories, like CNN’s Emmy-nominated reporting of the simultaneous shootings in El Paso, Dayton, Texas, and Ohio as well as the destruction in the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian. Blackwell also reported the shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando (2016), Hurricanes Harvey and Irma (2017), the death of Georgia teen Kendrick Johnson (2013), and protests in his hometown of Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray (2015) among others. Blackwell earned a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from Howard University and in 2016 was named one of the University’s Top 150 Distinguished Alumni.

Blackwell marked the 50-year anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s death by coordinating an exclusive interview with civil rights icons Ambassador Reverend Jesse Jackson and Andrew Young at the Memphis motel where King was gunned down in 2018. He worked as an anchor at WPBF 25 News in West Palm Beach, Fla before joining CNN in 2012. Here is where he got honored with several regional Emmy nominations, several Associated Press awards, two Telly awards, and honors from the Society of Professional Journalists. Additionally, he also received the UNITY Award and the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association, for a special report on the disproportionate dropout rate amongst young black men.

Blackwell worked for WTLV/WJXX in Jacksonville, Fla, before his possession at WPBF. He managed to join journalism by writing for the Community Times newspaper in Columbia, Md. At Radio11 WBAL in Baltimore, he worked as a producer and served as a co-producer for WHUT-TV in Washington. Blackwell has also worked for stations like WPMT-TV in York, Penn., and WHAG-TV in Hagerstown, Md.

Victor Blackwell CNN

Blackwell works at CNN where he/she works alongside his/her fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;

  1. Erica Hill
  2. Laura Jarrett
  3. Brianna Keilar
  4. Zain Asher
  5. John Berman
  6. David Axelrod
  7. John Avlon
  8. Dana Bash
  9. Guillermo Arduino

Victor Blackwell’s Net Worth

In Blackwell’s career as an anchor and reporter, he has been able to accumulate a net worth ranging between $1 Million and $3 Million.

Victor Blackwell Salary

He receives annual earnings that range between $35,000 and $100,000.

Victor Blackwell’s Parents and Siblings

Born and raised in the United States, Blackwell manages to keep information regarding his parents and whether or not he has any siblings away from the limelight. An update of his family information will be done when available.

Victor Blackwell Gay/ Spouse

Blackwell is openly gay. He manages to keep information regarding whether or not he is in marriage private. An update of his marital status will be done when available.

Victor Blackwell Kids

Blackwell manages to keep information regarding whether he has any children away from the public. However, an update regarding his children will be done once available.

Victor Blackwell Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

He is vocal on his social media accounts where he posts frequently. On his Twitter account, he has about 81.3k followers, around 7,815 followers on his Facebook page, and about 23k followers on his Instagram account.