Victor Blackwell is a renowned television anchor associated with CNN which is based at world headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the presenter of shows like New Day Saturday and New Day Sunday. Before CNN, he was involved in other news networks including WHUT-TV, WHAG-TV and WPBF.
Born in 1981 around the United States, Victor Blackwell is American by nationality and African American by ethnicity.
Blackwell attended Milford Mill Academy high school and completed his education in the year 1999. Then, he attended Howard University in Washington D.C. and received his Bachelor’s degree majoring in Broadcast Journalism.
Blackwell started working in the television field since his college days when he started working at Howard University’s public television station WHUT TV. After graduation, he was hired at WHAG TV in Hagerstown, MD as a reporter and fill-in anchor. He even worked as a reporter and weekend anchor at WTLV/ WJXX located in Jacksonville, Florida.
He became engaged with CNN in 2012 as he moved to CNN’s southeast bureau and began working as a correspondent. The following year, he covered the death story of Kendrick Johnson, a teenager from Georgia who died under mysterious circumstances. Simultaneously in January 2014, he took his greatest leap and was promoted as co-host of New Day.
Blackwell succeeded to get nominated for Regional Emmy Award in the year 2007, 2008, and 2011, and was successful to win the Regional Emmy Award in Outstanding Feature Reporting section in 2009. Apart from the Emmys Blackwell has won the Edward R. Murrow Award as well as the Unity Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association in 2007.
The 35 years old media person Victor Blackwell is single and unmarried. He has revealed to be gay. Sources say that he has also done laparoscopic surgery to handle his over-weight issues which he revealed to the public in the year 2007.
Physical features and net worth
The 1.83 m tall news reporter is undoubtedly an established and popular media person in his field. He has an attractive personality with exceptional presentation skills but he has confessed to have faced weight related issues in his life. Blackwell has black colored eyes and his hair is also black in color. So, we can clearly say that he makes some really good money in this field. He gets an attractive salary from CNN and his net worth is estimated to be around $ 1 million USD.
Wiki and facts
Detail information about Victor Blackwell and his bio is also available on Wikipedia and other internet websites. Found as @victorblackwell on Twitter, he has more than 10k followers. Similarly he is reported to be active on other social networking sites with 724 followers on Instagram account.