Who is CNN Anchor Brooke Baldwin’s Husband?

If you watch CNN, you’ve probably seen Brooke Baldwin. She has been on the network since 2008, and since 2014 she has helmed the weekday news program CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin. Though she’s not at the same level of celebrity as some other members of her family, she can veritably still be called a media icon. CNN is one of the most popular news networks among millennials and Gen Xers and is a major player in the news industry.

It, therefore, follows that people are interested in the lives of the CNN news anchors. Big names like Anderson Cooper and Chris Cuomo draw a lot of attention and are practically household names, but other anchors are certainly public figures. Brooke Baldwin is one of these anchors, and viewers of her program have been interested in her life outside the newsroom since her program first aired. So who is Brooke Baldwin when she isn’t on TV?

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Brooke Baldwin’s career

Brooke Baldwin began studying journalism in the late 1990s and was quickly able to turn her studies into a career on the Charlottesville, VA local news channel. She soon moved to West Virginia to work as a morning news anchor, then transitioned to the 10 pm slot at the WTTG network in Washington, DC.

Brooke Baldwin joined CNN in 2008. She started her career with CNN in Atlanta, Georgia, and was involved in reporting on many high profile events as well as the production of major documentaries for the network. In 2011, Baldwin was part of the anchor team that reported on the last ever launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis. The following year, she produced the documentary To Catch a Serial Killer, an investigative piece about the efforts to gain a confession from Midwestern serial killer Larry Dewayne Hall. Baldwin spoke with Jimmy Keene, an ex-convict who gained an early release from prison in exchange for helping obtain evidence against Hall.

This documentary earned Baldwin an award, and two years later, she moved to New York City and continued her reporting career there. In New York, Baldwin covered the protests that arose following NYPD officers killing Eric Garner, and she later covered the 2017 inauguration of President Donald Trump. She’s still a major news anchor today, and still working with CNN.

Brooke Baldwin’s Family

Brooke Baldwin got married relatively recently. In 2017, she went public with the news that she was engaged to a man named James Fletcher. Fletcher is a documentary producer from the UK, with credits including The Accidental President and Children of the Snow Land. The two were married in 2018, in a small outdoor ceremony that featured the couple’s pet pug as ring bearer.

The couple has stayed together since, and their pet pug, Pugsley, recently hit 17 years old. Baldwin is also working on a book that’s set to be released in 2021. It’s pretty clear that this partnership is solid and good for both parties.

Brooke Baldwin off-camera

Apart from her marriage, her pug, and her book, there are other aspects of Brooke Baldwin’s life outside of CNN to discuss. She’s been a public speaker at many high-profile events, including L’Oreal’s Women of the World celebration and her alma mater University of North Carolina Chapel Hill’s commencement.

More recently, she had a close experience with coronavirus (COVID-19). Though CNN took precautions to prevent the spread, Baldwin announced that she had contracted the disease shortly after fellow anchor Chris Cuomo announced that he had tested positive. Fortunately, Baldwin recovered within the month and was able to return to her work as a news anchor watched by millions.