Victor Blackwell Biography, Age, Instagram, Twitter, Interview, CNN

Victor Blackwell is an American television news anchor and correspondent. He co-anchors CNN Newsroom Saturday mornings with Randi Kaye and New Day Sunday.

Last Updated on

Victor Blackwell Biography

Victor Blackwell is an American television news anchor and correspondent. He co-anchors CNN Newsroom Saturday mornings with Randi Kaye and New Day Sunday. He is based in CNN’s world headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.

Victor Blackwell


Blackwell attended Milford Mill Academy in 1999 where he was class president of his high school graduating class. He then attended Howard University in Washington, D.C. where he earned a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism.

Victor Blackwell Age

Victor was born in 1981. He is about 37 years old as of 2018.

Victor Blackwell Partner

Blackwell is openly gay but has not yet revealed whether he is in any romantic union or relationship.

Victor Blackwell

Victor Blackwell Career

While in college, Blackwell worked at Howard University’s public television station WHUT-TV. After college, he worked as a reporter and fill-in anchor at WHAG-TV in Hagerstown, MD. Victor also worked as a reporter and weekend anchor at WTLV/WJXX in Jacksonville, Florida. He was the first black main anchor at WPBF in West Palm Beach, Florida. There, he served as an anchor for the 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts.

Victor Blackwell CNN

Victor joined CNN in August 2012. He anchors the weekend editions of New Day and CNN Newsroom from the network’s global headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.

He has reported and anchored on-the-scene for many breaking news stories which include Hurricanes Harvey and Irma (2017), the Orlando shooting at Pulse Nightclub (2016), and protests in his hometown of Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray (2015). He did exclusive reporting on the death of Georgia teen Kendrick Johnson (2013) and Superstorm Sandy recovery (2012).

In 2018, he marked the 50 year anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s death where he coordinated an exclusive interview with civil rights icons Ambassador Andrew Young and Reverend Jesse Jackson at the Memphis motel where Luther was gunned down. It was the first time the two visited together since Luther’s death.

Victor Blackwell Net Worth

The anchor’s net worth is not yet revealed.

Victor Blackwell Awards

Blackwell received a Regional Emmy Award for Outstanding Feature Reporting in 2009. He was then nominated for a Regional Emmy in 2007, 2008, and 2011. He also received a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for his reporting on the Stop Snitchin’ phenomenon and also its impact on inner-city crime. He also received the Unity Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association in 2007 for his reporting on the high school graduation rate of black boys.

Victor Blackwell Surgery

In November 2007, Victor announced that he’d secretly undergone laparoscopic surgery to combat his lifelong struggle with his weight.

Victor Blackwell Wheel of Fortune

He was a contestant on an episode of Wheel of Fortune which aired on February 2001. He placed third position and won $3,350.

Victor Blackwell Facebook

Victor Blackwell Twitter

Victor Blackwell Instagram

Cnn Victor Blackwell Interview

Victor Blackwell News

Trump surrogate admits falsifying biographical claims

A top Donald Trump surrogate admitted to falsifying some of his professional accomplishments after a contentious confrontation with CNN anchor Victor Blackwell.

South Carolina preacher Mark Burns, who regularly introduces Trump at his campaign events, had listed on his church’s website that he had a Bachelor of Science degree and served six years in the Army Reserve.
Burns, however, was never in the Army Reserve. He was in the South Carolina National Guard, from which he was discharged in 2008, CNN found.
As far as a Bachelor’s degree, North Greenville University told CNN he only attended the school for one semester. Burns admitted that he did not finish his degree when CNN asked him about it.
When CNN confronted Burns about the various professional and social exaggerations he had featured on his biography, Burns first said the page had “obviously” been either “manipulated or either hacked or added.”
But the site host, Wix, said there was no evidence of a hack.
“This is not fair at all,” Burns told Blackwell during the interview. “I thought we were doing a profile and all of a sudden you’re here to try to destroy my character.”
“I’m not here to destroy your character,” Blackwell replied.
At one point, Burns told Blackwell he believed the interview was off the record, to which Blackwell responded, “I didn’t agree to that.”
Burns abruptly ended the interview by walking away.
CNN followed up with the Trump campaign and was provided with a statement from Burns:
“As a young man starting my church in Greenville, South Carolina, I overstated several details of my biography because I was worried I wouldn’t be taken seriously as a new pastor. This was wrong, I wasn’t truthful then and I have to take full responsibility for my actions,” Burns’ statement reads.
Burns said he did not know if he had been vetted by the Trump campaign.