Victor Blackwell, Age, Weight, Family, Gay / Partner, Surgery, CNN, Salary and Net Worth

Victor Blackwell Biography

Victor Blackwell is an Emmy award-winning journalist, correspondent, and co-anchor at CNN Newsroom with Alisyn Camerota, weekdays from 2-4 pm in New York. Previously, Blackwell anchored the weekend editions of New Day and CNN Newsroom from the network’s global headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.

Victor Blackwell Age

Blackwell was born on September 25, 1981, in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. He is currently 40 years as of the year 2022 and celebrates his birthday on the 25th of September every year.

Victor Blackwell Height

Blackwell stands at a height of 5 feet and 11 inches tall and currently weighs 86kg.

Victor Blackwell Weight / Surgery

Blackwell had undergone a medical procedure of laparoscopic gastric banding due to his overweight size, a medical procedure to help in weight reduction by building a minuscule pocket to convey food. Through this Victor was able to lose in excess of 58 kgs.

Victor Blackwell Family

Blackwell was raised by his parents in Baltimore and he says that his mother was supportive of him going to Howard University. Quite often he posts pictures with his mother on his social media pages. More Information about his family is currently not available to the public, however, we shall keep you posted and make an update as soon as we can.

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Victor Blackwell Gay / Partner

Blackwell is openly gay. However, he has not openly told the public any more information about his dating life and who he is currently seeing. We shall be sure to update you as soon as we can.

Victor Blackwell Career

Blackwell studied for his Degree at Howard University and earned himself a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism. In 2016 he was named one of the University’s Top 150 Distinguished Alumni. While in college, he worked at WHUT-TV which is Howard University’s public television station. After college, Blackwell worked as a reporter and fill-in anchor at WHAG-TV in Hagerstown, Maryland. Additionally, he also worked as a reporter and weekend anchor at WTLV/WJXX in Jacksonville, Florida. Victor was the first black main anchor at WPBF in West Palm Beach, Florida where he served as an anchor and was honored with several regional Emmy nominations, two Telly awards,  Associated Press awards, and honors from the Society of Professional Journalists.

He joined CNN in 2012 as a correspondent, based at CNN’s southeast bureau. In 2013, Blackwell exclusively reported on the mysterious death of Georgia teenager Kendrick Johnson, which led to investigations by the Office of the Secretary of State of Georgia and the US Attorney for Georgia’s Middle District. Blackwell has reported and anchored on the scene for many breaking news stories. These stories include; The coverage of the simultaneous shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma (2017)as well as  Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. Concurrently, he covered and reported on the protests following the 2020 deaths of George Floyd and Rashard Brooks.

In 2020 Blackwell received an Emmy award in the category Outstanding News Analysis: Editorial & Opinion for his commentary “‘Infested,’  about President Donald Trump’s description of Representative Elijah Cummings of Maryland district. Victor Blackwell is now a journalist, correspondent, and anchor at CNN Newsroom with Alison Camerota, in New York. Previously, he anchored the weekend editions of NewDay and CNN Newsroom from Atlanta, Georgia.

Victor Blackwell Salary

Blackwell earns an estimated annual salary of between $67,000 to $102,000 Dollars.

Victor Blackwell’s Net Worth

Blackwell is estimated to be worth $1 Million Dollars. His primary source is his income as a co-anchor at CNN.