Victor Blackwell’s sexuality was questioned throughout his adolescence. Furthermore, the constant appearances on his Instagram of an unknown woman aroused more concerns than answers.

The 37-year-old American news journalist is best known for hosting New Day and CNN Newsroom on weekends. The openly homosexual journalist’s coverage of Hurricane Harvey and Irna(2017), the Orlando Pulse Shooting(2016), and the Baltimore protests following the death of Freddie Gray (2015) garnered a lot of attention.

Recently, the news journalist has taken on the role of co-host of CNN’s New Day Weekend news show.

Biographical Information about Victor Blackwell: Age, Education

The CNN correspondent, who was born in 1981, graduated from Milford Mill Academy in 1999 with a high school diploma. He went on to Howard University in Washington, DC, to obtain a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism after graduation.

In 2016, he was named one of Howard University’s Top 150 distinguished alumni. He won $2,300 as a participant in the student edition of Wheel of Fortune in 2001, while still in college.

Victor Blackwell: CNN’s Salary and Career Advancement

Victor hosted the 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 11 p.m. news for WPBF 25 in West Palm Beach, Florida, before joining CNN in 2012. After leaving WTLV/WJXX in Jacksonville, Florida, he joined WPBF. Colombia Times Newspaper, Radio11 WLLB, WHUT-TV, WHAG-TV, and WPMT-TV are among his prior employers.

He joined CNN in 2012 after a series of jobs ranging from reporter to presenter with several local news stations.

He immediately rose to prominence at CNN as a result of his incisive reporting and forceful speeches. For the network, he covered several shows with historical value. The Howard University alum interviewed civil rights icon Andrew Young and Reverend Jesse Jackson in the Memphis hotel where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot to death on the 50th anniversary of his death.

His coverage of the recovery from Superstorm Sandy in 2012 and the death of Georgia youngster Kendrick Johnson in 2013 are two more career highlights. The Floridian has won numerous awards throughout the years, including an Emmy, two Tellys, multiple Associated Press Awards, honors from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Edward R. Murrow Award, and the Unity Award, to name a few.

The Florida native is paid a nice salary of $79k to $99k a year for his work with CNN.

Quick Facts

  • Birth Year1981
  • NationalityAmerican
  • Birth PlaceBaltimore, United States
  • ProfessionJournalist
  • Career2012-Present
  • Relationship StatusSingle
  • Wife/SpouseNot Known
  • Divorce/SplitNot Yet
  • GirlfriendNot Known
  • Gay Yes
  • Ethnicity/RaceAfro-American
  • CollegeMilford Mill Academy, Howard University
  • Height/ How Tall?6 Feet (183 cm)

The Donald Trump Controversy

Victor has been asking direct questions about racism, rights, and duties to the highest authorities since 2018. In August 2018, he asked Georgia state senator Michael Williams directly about President Donald Trump’s use of the n-word.

He tweeted a statement from the Senate, which he said in a CNN interview:

Senator from Georgia: I don’t mind if Donald Trump has used the N-word in the past while serving as my president.

His question-asking strategy wasn’t only confined to this. He questioned President Trump’s statement in which he stated that he rejects all forms of bigotry. He questioned Trump’s earlier behavior in addressing blacks by calling them the N-word and using inappropriate language.

Victor Blackwell is garnering notice in the news world and among the general public with these by asking the proper questions of the highest authority.

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Coming Out as a Gay Person

Jimmy Alexander, the former WPBF 25 news anchor, admitted his sexuality and announced that he was gay on December 21, 2013, while speaking with his co-host, Sandy Brown, and a guest.

I am a gay black dude. They were talking about Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson’s homophobic statements in a GQ Magazine interview. When the conversation became serious, Victor expressed his displeasure with such a biased piece of literature and chastised Phil for his biased views on LGBT groups.

Is She A Wife Or A Friend?

Victor has never been married or in a relationship, hence he does not have a child of his own. He does, however, play godfather to a girl and a boy, both of whom he proudly displays on Instagram. Similarly, an unknown woman appears frequently on his Instagram, with photos of the two cuddling together and having personal moments.

The mysterious woman who looks to be the mother of his two godchildren is neither his wife nor his wife in any way.

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