CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin stated that the network’s executive staff is male-dominated and that she had to “fight for women’s stories”.
The 41-year-old anchor Brooke Baldwin stated on the Ms. Magazine podcast that “The most influential anchors on our network, the highest-paid, are men.” She added that she has been “surrounded by a lot of men”.
In 2018, The Wrap had conducted an analysis on weekday programming on the various networks. In the analysis, it was discovered that CNN did not have as many female anchors as other networks like MSNBC and Fox News. CNN had three female solo anchors on weekdays, while Fox News and MSNBC had six female solo anchors. During the primetime evening hours (8 PM to 11 PM), CNN had no female solo anchors.
Anchor Brooke Baldwin stated that CNN began giving more power to women “little by little”. She stated that more work needs to be done. Baldwin stated that “I want more women in the room.”
Baldwin was asked how the male-dominated executive team affected her ability to tell stories about women. In response, she stated that she had to “fight for women’s stories” and that she was “told no a lot”.
Baldwin’s last day on the network will be on April 16. She had announced that she would be stepping down from her position at CNN in February. Baldwin had worked at the network for thirteen years.
The CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin is a journalist and television host. Baldwin has been with CNN since 2008 and hosted the CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin which aired on weekdays. Baldwin’s documentary To Catch a Serial Killer won the Silver Medal for the Best Investigative Report at the New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards.
Baldwin was nominated for an Emmy for her coverage of the chokehold death protests and covered former President Obama’s second inauguration. She is also a finalist for the Peabody Award.
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