CNN's Brooke Baldwin plugs her book as she quits network with no job lined up after being sidelined during election02/17/2021
CNN Brooke Baldwin plugged her book as she quit the network with no job lined up after being sidelined during the election.
The anchor announced that she was leaving the outlet after 13 years on Tuesday.
While discussing her decision to leave, Baldwin went on to plug that she has been spending the last two years writing a book, that is set to be released on April 6.
Her book is called "HUDDLE: How Women Unlock their Collective Power."
She said she will be focusing on "amplifying the lives of extraordinary Americans and putting my passion for storytelling to good use."
Alongside releasing her book, she added that there is "more I need to do outside of the walls of this place."
She also confirmed that she does not have a job that she is "jumping straight into," admitting that she feels "very vulnerable."
Baldwin concluded that she is "so excited about what is to come" before taking a large breath and appearing to compose herself.
The news of Baldwin's departure shocked loyal viewers who have followed her for over a decade.
Her decision to leave has come just months after she stepped away from the network during the 2020 presidential election.
She announced her brief hiatus in a cryptic Instagram post back in October.
“As the election gears up, the political maestro @jaketapper will hold down my hour and his for the coming weeks. Wish I was was with you, but I’ll see ya on [TV] on the flip side of the election,” Baldwin wrote.
When one fan asked her "why are you taking so many weeks off at such an important time," Baldwin replied "not my choice."
Last year, Baldwin battled Covid for almost three weeks and did not appear on the show.
"I have to go to CNN to do my job and I don't want to step a foot into that building until I get the all-clear," she penned in an essay from her NYC home at the time.
In the essay, Baldwin also acknowledged she was one of the lucky ones because "even though my body constantly gave me the middle finger, my lungs did not."
Baldwin described how she even became isolated from her own husband – who she's described as "superman" – as they used separate bedrooms and bathrooms to lessen his chances of contracting it.
"I went to some very dark places, especially at night. Evenings would bring on an eerie melancholy," Baldwin said.
The journalist admitted she got too sick to even continue her regular coronavirus updates on Instagram which left her "cut off from my purpose" and experiencing "the virus first hand all by myself."
However, when she announced that she would not be covering the election she confirmed to fans that she is "healthy."
Baldwin’s reported salary at the news outlet is $4million, being one of the top-earning journalists at CNN, whose highest paid star is anchor Anderson Cooper, who makes a reported $12million.
Baldwin was previously based in CNN’s Atlanta office but relocated to New York City in 2014.
She has since covered monumental events such as President Obama's second inauguration in January 2013, the Orlando nightclub shooting, and President Trump’s inauguration in January of 2017.
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