With little over a week left on the job, outgoing CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin is raising the curtain on the network’s male-dominated executive staff and how she had to “fight for women’s stories.”
“The most influential anchors on our network, the highest-paid, are men. My bosses, my executives, are men. The person who oversees CNN Dayside is a man, and my executive producer for 10 years is a man. So I’ve been surrounded by a lot of men,” Baldwin, 41, said on the Ms. Magazine podcast Monday.
“I was surrounded by a lot of dudes,” she said of her experience rising through the ranks.
In 2018, The Wrap conducted an analysis on weekday programming on various networks and discovered CNN didn’t have as many female anchors as competitors like MSNBC and Fox News.
The outlet found CNN had half as many female solo anchors on weekdays with just three compared to six each on Fox News and MSNBC and