Anchor Brooke Baldwin mentioned her emotional farewell to CNN, getting misty on air whereas describing her job as having been a ‘profound privilege.’
CNN Anchor Brooke Baldwin surprised viewers when she introduced on Feb. 16, 2021 that she can be leaving her daytime show and the community altogether in April, with no agency job that she can be leaping to. The 41-year-old appeared on her remaining telecast on Apr. 16, and bought emotional as she mentioned a teary farewell to her TV information residence for over a decade, and the colleagues and viewers she is forsaking.
“This job using my voice for over a decade has been nothing wanting a profound privilege,” Brooke mentioned earlier than having to cease and compose herself, taking a deep breath as she was on the verge of tears. “So for you at residence, thanks. Thanks for trusting me, thanks for holding me accountable, and thanks for all the love,” assuring viewers she was studying “each single one in all your DM’s.”
— Brooke Baldwin (@BrookeBaldwin) April 16, 2021
“Thanks for believing in me in my massive backflip off the excessive dive in the present day,” Brooke continued, noting her leap into the unknown as to the place her profession will take her subsequent. Brooke recalled how over 10 in the past she by no means knew the daytime present she was filling in for as host “would turn out to be mine. And now a decade later I discover myself in the same state of affairs, not completely understanding what’s subsequent. And I’m okay with that. As a result of what I do now could be I’m a journalist and a storyteller for all times.”
Brooke obtained a lot love reward from her CNN colleagues. Nightside host and Brooke’s New Yr’s Eve protection ingesting companion Don Lemon tweeted, “I’ve been buddies with @BrookeBaldwin for greater than a decade, so her departure from @CNN is bitter-sweet for me. From our full of life New Years’ Eve events to our enjoyable dinner dates, it’s been a blast! Wishing you all the perfect from right here. NYE received’t ever be the identical.”
I’ve been buddies with @BrookeBaldwin for greater than a decade, so her departure from @CNN is bitter-sweet for me. From our full of life New Years’ Eve events to our enjoyable dinner dates, it’s been a blast! Wishing you all the perfect from right here. NYE received’t ever be the identical. pic.twitter.com/0K86BNViyr
— Don Lemon (@donlemon) April 16, 2021
Fellow daytime anchor Jake Tapper shared a photograph of the pair on set along with his tweet, “Been overlaying the information for a very long time alongside the superb @BrookeBaldwin. Will miss her dearly. Can’t wait to see what she does subsequent! Discuss quickly, BB.”
Been overlaying the information for a very long time alongside the superb @BrookeBaldwin. Will miss her dearly. Can’t wait to see what she does subsequent! Discuss quickly, BB. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/fiFmiEAuiZ
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) April 16, 2021
CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer tweeted, “My good pal and colleague @BrookeBaldwin is wrapping up her fantastic years at @CNN in the present day. We are going to miss her however we want her solely the easiest as she embarks on her subsequent journey. And congrats to her for her well timed new ebook ‘Huddle: How Girls Unlock Their Collective Energy.’”
Brooke is already on her means with a brand new profession as an writer due to the ebook that Wolf talked about. Followers additionally weighed in on her final day, saying how empty that hour of CNN will really feel with out her voice and presence.
I can’t think about my afternoons with out @BrookeBaldwin. 😭 We had been so fortunate to have you ever for the previous 10 years on @CNN. Simply promise that you simply’ll nonetheless pop in for New Yr’s Eve protection with @donlemon. 🥂Wouldn’t be the identical with out you two. #BrookeBaldwin 💛💛💛 pic.twitter.com/Qt3U7AGgcM
— 𝑪𝒂𝒕 🐱 (@Cat4GoodTrouble) April 16, 2021
— SketchbyAlbert (@SketchbyAlbert1) April 16, 2021
— Phenomenally -Brazenly- Black ✊🏾 (she/her) (@luvwinsresist) April 16, 2021
I learn by way of a bunch of feedback, and it have to be mentioned that I noticed no negativity. Solely reward, admiration and good needs. On this time of rabid toxicity, that is fairly an announcement of how a lot you are revered. Thanks to your contribution.
— larry fisher (@melroselarry292) April 16, 2021
Whereas Brooke’s followers will miss her on the small display screen, they will nonetheless hear her “voice “together with her new ebook HUDDLE: How Girls Unlock their Collective Energy, which has turn out to be a Nationwide Bestseller. Stacey Abrams — who was key in serving to swing the state of Georgia Democrat blue within the 2020 elections by way of voter registration efforts — wrote in a thrilled Apr. 9 tweet, “Simply bought my copy of #Huddle by the indomitable @BrookeBaldwin. Excited to learn – honored to be included in its pages.”