All his adolescent life, Victor Blackwell had his sexuality questioned by people. Furthermore, regular appearances of an unknown woman on his Instagram raised more questions rather than answers. 

The 37-year-old American news anchor is best known for hosting the weekend editions of New Day and CNN Newsroom. The openly gay media person's coverage of the Hurricane Harvey and Irna(2017), the Orlando Pulse Shooting(2016), and protest following the death of Freddie Grey(2015) in Baltimore accumulated a lot of tractions.

Victor compares the lies told by Trump with the number of Gummies in the jars on his show on 5 May 2018 (Photo: Victor Blackwell's Twitter)

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Victor Blackwell's Bio: Age, Education 

Born in 1981, the CNN correspondent completed high school diploma from Milford Mill Academy in 1999. After graduation, he enrolled in Howard University, Washington DC trying to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism.

He has even got listed as Howard University’s Top 150 distinguished alum in 2016.

In 2001, while still in college, he won $2,300 as a contestant on the college edition of Wheel of Fortune.

Victor Blackwell Career Rise in CNN, Salary

Before joining CNN in 2012, Victor hosted 5 pm, 6 pm, and 11 pm news for WPBF 25 in West Palm Beach, Florida. He had joined WPBF after leaving WTLV/WJXX in Jacksonville, Florida. Besides these, his previous employer includes Colombia Times Newspaper, Radio11 WLLB, WHUT-TV, WHAG-TV, and WPMT-TV.

After numerous wanderings as a reporter to the presenter with various local news channels, he joined CNN in 2012. 

At CNN he quickly rose to fame for his incisive reporting and powerful statements. He covered various programs for the network which had historical significance. 

Commemorating 50th death anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Howard University alum interviewed Civil Rights icon, Andrew Young and Reverend, Jesse Jackson at the Memphis hotel where Dr. King was shot dead.

His coverage of superstorm Sandy recovery(2012) and death of Georgia teen Kendrick Johnson in 2013 are the other highlights of his career.    

Over the years, the Floridian has snatched many accolades -- an Emmy, two Telly, several Associated Press Awards, honors from Society of Professional Journalists, Edward R. Murrow and Unity Award, to name a few.

For his exertions with CNN, the Florida native earns a handsome salary in the range of $79k-99k annually.

The Donald Trump Dispute

As of 2018, Victor has been involved in raising direct questions to the highest authorities about racism, rights, and responsibilities.

On August 2018, he raised the question directly to the Georgia state senate Michael Williams about President Donald Trump using the n-word.

He tweeted a statement that the Senate made in an interview with him on CNN:

GA Sen.: I don’t have a problem with Donald Trump having used the N-word in the past as my president.

The raising-questions scheme of his wasn’t limited just to this. He, in fact, questioned the President’s tweet that he condemns all kinds of racism. He basically questioned Trump’s previous misconduct in addressing the minorities calling them using N-word and addressing them with improper choice of words.

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With these, Victor Blackwell is gaining attention in the news community and the general audiences by raising the right kinds of questions to the highest of the authorities.

Coming Out As Gay

On December 21, 2013, Speaking with his co-host, Sandy Brown and guest, Jimmy Alexander the former WPBF 25 news anchor confessed about his sexuality and announced that he was gay:

I am a black gay man.

They were discussing a GQ Magazine interview by Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson; in which he had made homophobic comments. And when the discussions turned serious, Victor expressed his grief at such a biased writing and blasted Phil for his partial views on gay communities. 

Mystery Woman: Wife Or Friend?

Victor doesn’t have a child of his own as he’s neither previously married nor in a relationship. But, he plays godfather to a girl and a boy, whom he flaunts on Instagram regularly.

Vacation Time: Victor and his godchildren's mother(not a wife) vacation in Kenya in 2O13 (Photo: Victor's Instagram)

Similarly, his Instagram also features a mysterious woman regularly with even pics of the two cozying up and sharing intimate moments. 

The mysterious woman who appears to be the mother of his two godchildren is by no measure married to him, nor calls herself his wife.

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