Victor Blackwell Biography
Victor Blackwell American news anchor is known for presenting New Day Saturday, and New Day Sunday that airs on CNN Network.
The last one minute of this will kill you. Watch it. @VictorBlackwell managing to deliver thoughtful and amazing content —all while seething. All you reporters who weren’t ‘entertained’ enough by Mueller. You are lazy pretenders and history will record your sh*tty reporting. https://t.co/OPtmr1AWjq
— Soledad O’Brien (@soledadobrien) July 27, 2019
Victor Blackwell Education
Victor graduated from the Milford Mill Academy in 1999. As he was interested in media since his young age, Victor attended Howard University, Washington D.C and pursued Bachelor of Arts.
Victor Blackwell Age
Victor is 37 years old as of July 2019; he was born on September 25, 1981 in Baltimore.
Victor Blackwell Ethnicity
Blackwell is of Afro-American descent.
Victor Blackwell Wife
Victor does not have a wife, he is openly gay.
Victor Blackwell Gay
Victor is openly gay as social media personality Jackson Krecioch. Victor, who is of age 27, came out as a gay during an on-air conversation with his co-host Pamela Brown and the guest Jimmy Alexander on 21 December 2013.
He along with his co-host and guest were talking about a GQ magazine that published an interview with Phil Robertson. In the interview, Phil had made an illogical homosexual comment.
But Victor said that he was not really surprised and hurt because of the comments as he did not expect a positive response from Phil. He also revealed his sexuality and claimed to be a black gay man.
Apart from being an openly gay personality, Victor is also the godfather of two children. On 21 March 2017, he Instagrammed a picture with the two little munchkins and reflected the bliss of their togetherness.
Media: @AprilDRyan to @VictorBlackwell: “‘Infested’? @realDonaldTrump, where’s your urban renewal plan for #Baltimore and cities like it? Don’t talk about it, be about it … Let’s talk about when ‘infested’ was used against our Jewish brothers and sisters in the Holocaust.” pic.twitter.com/K2KViQ0RGP
— Porter Anderson (@Porter_Anderson) July 28, 2019
Victor Blackwell Wife
Victor has never revealed whether he is dating or not.
Victor Blackwell Children
Victor has no children but he is a godfather to two children.
Victor Blackwell Career
Victor started his career while studying at Howards University. He worked as a reporter and fill-in anchor at WHAG-TV in Hagerstown, Maryland.
Victor also worked at WTLV/WJXX TV as an anchor in Jacksonville, Florida. After his splendid performance as a reporter, Victor received Emmy Award in 2009 and was nominated thrice for the award until 2011.
His career as a television personality and anchor elevated after he joined the CNN Network in 2012. He anchored the news of the death of Kendrick Johnson of Georgia in 2013.
In 2014, Victor made a remarkable name in CNN as he was promoted as the co-host of New Saturday and New Sunday with his fellow co-host Christi Paul. Since then, he has been hosting the show.
Victor Blackwell Networth, Sallary
With his award-winning career as an anchor, who has reached the prominent height of success, Victor earns an average salary ranging from $83k to $872k. His net worth is also added by the 2,300 dollars that he won by playing wheel of fortune in 2001.
Victor Blackwell CNN
About to go on @CNN with my old friend @AprilDRyan. We will be discussing @realDonaldTrump’s latest hateful, divisive comments with the great @VictorBlackwell and @Christi_Paul. Join us. pic.twitter.com/LrBiFAD2hq
— Paul Begala (@PaulBegala) July 28, 2019
In 2012 Blackwell joined CNN as a correspondent, based at CNN’s southeast bureau. In 2013 he exclusively reported on the mysterious death of Georgia teenager Kendrick Johnson which lead to investigations by the Office of Secretary of State of Georgia and the US Attorney for Georgia’s Middle District. He was promoted to co-host New Day Saturday and Sunday with Christi Paul in January 2014.
Victor Blackwell Awards and Honours
- In 2009 he received a Regional Emmy Award for Outstanding Feature Reporting.
- He received a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for his reporting on the Stop Snitchin’ phenomenon and its impact on inner-city crime.
- In 2007 he received the Unity Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association for his reporting on the high school graduation rate of black boys.
Victor Blackwell Baltimore
I held my breath and was willing @VictorBlackwell to finish. When he did I felt so emotional.
Words matter… they form your thoughts and actions.
Trump knows what he is doing. Boris Johnson is a little more intelligent but very clumsy.
The majority cannot remain silent https://t.co/Ch8TsmFDYk
— (((Dawn Butler MP))) (@DawnButlerBrent) July 28, 2019
Victor hails from Baltimore and on July 27, 2019, he defended his district on live TV after President Donald Trump during an attack on U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings referred to the district as “disgusting, rat and rodent-infested mess.”
Anchor Victor Blackwell, a Baltimore native, teared up as he rebuked Trump for his remarks earlier on Saturday criticizing Rep. Elijah Cummings, whose district includes much of Baltimore.
Blackwell blasted Trump for using the term ‘infested,’ saying that the president often uses the term to criticize non-whites.
‘The president says about congressman Cummings’ district that no human would want to live there. You know who did, Mr. President? I did,’ said Blackwell, choking up live on air. ‘From the day I was brought home from the hospital, to the day I left for college and a lot of people I care about still do. There are challenges, no doubt. But people are proud of their community.’
‘I don’t want to sound self-righteous, but people get up and go to work there, they care for their families there, they love their children who pledge allegiance to the flag just like people who live in districts of congressmen who support you, sir. They are Americans too,’ he concluded, tearing up as he threw to a commercial break.
Trump doubled down on his comments Saturday night taking to Twitter and writing: ‘So sad that Elijah Cummings has been able to do so little for the people of Baltimore. Statistically, Baltimore ranks last in almost every major category. Cummings has done nothing but milk Baltimore dry, but the public is getting wise to the bad job that he is doing!’
There are challenges, no doubt. But people are proud of their community. I don’t want to sound self-righteous, but people get up and go to work there. They care for their families there. They love their children, who pledge allegiance to the flag just like people who live in districts of congressmen who support you, sir.
They are Americans, too.”
Victor Blackwell Twitter
Trump’s tweets about A$AP Rocky illustrate his shallow appeals to black Americans – The Washington Post https://t.co/ChNstn5l0s
— Victor Blackwell CNN (@VictorBlackwell) July 26, 2019
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Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Trump slammed Baltimore in a series of tweets on Saturday morning
- Was responding to remarks from Rep. Elijah Cummings who represents the city
- Called the Maryland congressman ‘a brutal bully’ from a ‘disgusting’ district
- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called Trump’s jab at Cummings ‘racist’
- CNN host Victor Blackwell became emotional defending his hometown
- Trump doubled down on his comments Saturday night tweeting: ‘Cummings has done nothing but milk Baltimore dry’