CNN has announced the hiring of a new on-air personality who will become the co-host of the cable news network’s “CNN Newsroom” Saturday morning show, TVNewser.com reports.
Victor Blackwell will be based in Atlanta and will work as a correspondent along with co-hosting the weekend program with Randi Kaye.
“Blackwell joins CNN from WPBF, the ABC affiliate in West Palm Beach,” the story reports. “Blackwell has been the main co-anchor of WPBF’s newscasts since 2009. Before WPBF, Blackwell worked for WTLV/WJXX in Jacksonville, WPMT-TV in York, PA, and WHAG-TV in Hagerstown, MD.”
Said CNN EVP Ken Jautz: “Victor is a passionate and committed journalist. He will be a strong addition to our weekend morning team and in the field.”