Victor Blackwell, a one-time co-producer at Washington’s WHUT and writer for the Community Times newspaper in Columbia, Md., will join CNN as an Atlanta-based anchor and correspondent, co-hosting “CNN Newsroom” Saturday mornings with Randi Kaye.
Blackwell comes from WPBF 25 News in West Palm Beach, Fla., where he served as an anchor for the 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts. He’s earned an Emmy award, several regional Emmy nominations, two Telly awards, several Associated Press awards and honors from the Society of Professional Journalists.
He also earned the distinguished Edward R. Murrow Award and the UNITY Award, both from the Radio Television Digital News Association, for a special report on the disproportionate dropout rate among young black men.
“Victor is a passionate and committed journalist,’ said Ken Jautz, executive vice president of CNN. “He will be a strong addition to our weekend morning team and in the field.”
In addition to his employment in the DC area, Blackwell also worked for WHAG-TV in Hagerstown, Md. and as a producer for Radio11 WBAL in Baltimore. He also worked for WTLV/WJXX in Jacksonville, Fla.
What do you think? Will you watch Victor or are you still missing TJ Holmes lol!