Victor Blackwell Biography
Victor Blackwell is known as an American television news anchor currently co-hosting the weekend edition of CNN This Morning and also hosts First of All with Victor Blackwell on CNN.
How Old is Victor Blackwell? – Age
Born on 25 September 1981, in Baltimore, Maryland, United States, he is currently 42 years old, with his birthday falling on September 3, 2022.
How Tall is Victor Blackwell? – Height
The television news anchor stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches.
Victor Blackwell’s Mother, Father, Siblings – Family
Blackwell was raised in Baltimore, Maryland, United States, but information about his parents and siblings remains undisclosed.
In 1999, Blackwell became class president of his high school graduating class at Milford Mill Academy. In addition, he received a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from Howard University in Washington, D.C. While in college, he served at Howard University’s public television station WHUT-TV.
Is Victor Blackwell Married? – Wife
On December 21, 2013, Blackwell came out as gay on CNN in an on-air conversation along with co-anchor Pamela Brown.
Victor Blackwell’s CNN Career
Later, after college, he served as a reporter and fill-in anchor at WHAG-TV in Hagerstown, Maryland. In addition, he served as a reporter and weekend anchor at WTLV/WJXX in Jacksonville, Florida. Blackwell became the first black main anchor at WPBF in West Palm Beach, Florida. Later, he joined CNN in 2012 as a correspondent, located at CNN’s southeast bureau.
Additionally in 2013, his exclusive reporting on the mysterious death of Georgia teenager Kendrick Johnson led to investigations by the Office of Secretary of State of Georgia and also the US Attorney for Georgia’s Middle District. Furthermore, in January 2014, Blackwell was promoted to co-host of New Day Saturday and Sunday with Christi Paul.
He started co-hosting a two-hour afternoon block of CNN Newsroom together with Alisyn Camerota on April 19, 2021. Blackwell returned to weekend mornings to co-anchor CNN This Morning together with Amara Walker on March 25, 2023. Later, he announced that this was a permanent assignment.
Later, CNN announced a major overhaul of its weekday/weekend programming, in making that announcement he was later named host of a new weekend show called First of All together with Victor Blackwell in August 2023. Besides, he will continue as host of CNN This Morning.
Victor Blackwell Salary and Net Worth
His net worth is estimated to be around around $1 million.
Victor Blackwell’s Instagram
You can follow him on Instagram @victorblackwell