Brooke Baldwin to leave CNN in April

Brooke Baldwin

Brooke Baldwin to leave CNN in April

Journalist Brooke Baldwin on Tuesday announced that shes leaving CNN in April after spending more than a dozen years reporting for the news network.
Brooke Baldwin to leave CNN in April

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Journalist Brooke Baldwin on Tuesday announced that she’s leaving CNN in April after spending more than a dozen years reporting for the news network.

The announcement came at the beginning of her afternoon program, “CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin.”

“Before we get going, I want to start with some personal news. I will be leaving CNN in April,” she said.

Baldwin reported for WVIR-TV in Charlottesville, Virginia, WOWK-TV in West Virginia and WTTG in Washington, D.C., before joining CNN as a freelancer in 2008.

“I remember, I scribbled my name on a Post-It note and stuck it outside of this temporary office, determined to fulfill my dream of become a full-time CNN correspondent,” she said Tuesday. “Little did I know, I would not only go on to fulfill that dream, I would flourish in this environment and land my own two-hour show in the afternoon at the age of 31.”

Watch: announces that she will be leaving CNN in mid-April. Her book “Huddle” comes out on April 6:

— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter)

Baldwin said Tuesday that she didn’t have a job immediately lined up for after her time at CNN.

“Yes. Yes, I’m feeling very vulnerable,” Baldwin said. “But what is it that Brene Brown says? ‘Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.’ And I am so excited about what is to come.”

Baldwin said she’s spent the last two years working on her first book, “HUDDLE: How Women Unlock Their Collective Power.” The book is set to hit shelves in April.

“The next chapter of my life will be focused on what I love the most about my work: amplifying the lives of extraordinary Americans and putting my passion for storytelling to good use,” Baldwin said.

“There is just more I need to do — more I need to do outside of this place, outside the walls of this place, a place I have been privileged to call home now for 13 years.”

Baldwin said she’ll depart the station in mid-April. It was not immediately clear who would fill her time slot on CNN.

By  Bob D’Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk By  Bob D’Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk By  Bob D’Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk By  Bob D’Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk By  Bob D’Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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