Is Alec Baldwin Related to CNN Anchor Brooke Baldwin?

Alec Baldwin is a successful American actor who has appeared in movies like Beetlejuice, Working Girl, The Hunt for Red October, and The Departed. He has worked extensively as a voice actor and has experience on the stage as well.

Baldwin comes from a large family of fellow entertainers, including actors William, Stephen, and Daniel Baldwin. Alec Baldwin also has a number of distant relatives who work in the entertainment space — and fans might be surprised to learn that a well-known anchor for CNN is actually a member of the Baldwin family

Who is Brooke Baldwin?

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Brooke Baldwin was born in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1979. She studied at some of the very best schools in the area and ended up graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with an emphasis on journalism.

After her graduation in 2001, Baldwin moved to Virginia and began working in broadcast journalism. After close to seven years working at various TV stations, Baldwin found her niche in Atlanta.

In 2008, she joined CNN and began anchoring programs for the well-known network. She worked on several high-profile projects during this time, including co-anchoring the final launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis in 2011 and covering President Barack Obama’s second inauguration in January 2013.

In 2014, Baldwin relocated to New York City in order to pursue the next phase of her career. Fortunately, her years with the network in Atlanta had prepared her well for what was to come next. 

What is Brooke Baldwin best known for?

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*We can do hard things.* I’m a gal who needs tangible progress. I can get the sh*t knocked out of me— but then little by little, I know that I will recover. The tricky thing with #covid19 is… you think you’re improving and then your body gives you the . Last night turned out to be my worst so far — aches, chills, highest fever I’ve had. Tears. It wasn’t pretty. But I woke up this morning after a monster night sleep (the length of sleep I don’t think I’ve had since junior high school) feeling rested and at peace. My husband (who thus far has proven to be Superman) brought me our little routine of toast and tea — neither of which I can smell or taste — and I sat here solo just brimming with gratitude. This will all be over soon enough. I’ll go back to joining the rest of you in zoom calls and virtual work outs and wondering when this will all end and what the net effect of it all will be. (That teachers and nurses need a serious RAISE.) But in the meantime, this past week I have heard from THOUSANDS of you. And in my lowest moments with this thing, what would keep me from completely spinning out, would be reading notes and texts and comments from you. Growing up in the South… the thing my mom would always be yammering to us kids: BE KIND. Turns out — it’s been YOUR kindness to me that has been 100% the most overwhelming part of this experience. And I just want to say from the bottom of my heart: thank you. ♥️ #community #kindness #gratitude #effcovid19 #nyc

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In 2014, Brooke Baldwin began working out of New York and started becoming better known to more viewers around the United States. Over the past few years, she has continued to cover some very high-profile events, such as the 2015 Baltimore protests and the 2017 inauguration of President Donald Trump. She has also worked on special projects, including documentary films like To Catch a Serial Killer.

Still, the acclaimed news anchor is probably best known for her work as the host of CNN Newsroom. Because of her work on the show, Baldwin has become one of the most popular journalists in entertainment, and although she has been the subject of some controversy over the years, she remains very successful.

In addition to her work on television, she is a contributing writer for several popular publications and regularly books speaking engagements at colleges, special events, and charity functions. On top of everything else, the anchor recently announced that she wrote her first book, titled Huddle: How Women Unlock Their Collective Power

Brooke Baldwin is a distant cousin of Alec Baldwin

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These days, Brooke Baldwin continues to work hard as an anchor for CNN and has been a familiar presence for viewers all throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, sharing knowledge and relaying vital statistics for her viewers. She also admitted that she fought her own battle with COVID-19 after being diagnosed with the illness in April. Fortunately, she was able to recover and return to work, reporting on the news as if nothing had ever happened. As she later admitted, she was “one of the lucky ones.”

Although Brooke Baldwin has worked hard for every bit of her success, she also has a bit of a leg up in the entertainment industry. While it is unlikely that she has ever called in any favors from her relatives, Baldwin is actually a distant cousin of the famous actor Alec Baldwin. It is not known how close the two Baldwins are, but it is certain that Baldwin family reunions are wildly entertaining.