CNN’s Brooke Baldwin announces she’s leaving in April

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CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin is departing the network, she announced on “CNN Newsroom” Feb. 16, 2021.

Baldwin was yanked off the air starting Oct. 1, 2020 through Nov. 9, 2020, in order to accommodate expanded election coverage.

Baldwin also battled COVID earlier in 2020.

She has been with CNN for 13 years, starting in 2008 as a freelancer. She relocated to New York in 2014 to anchor “CNN Newsroom.”

Baldwin has a loyal group of fans, who commiserated with her COVID fight and being taken off the air for a little over a month.

Some fans and media watchers both speculated if CNN’s decision to take her off air during the election could be a sign that she was on her way out.

Her last day will be in April, which is the same month her book “Huddle: How Women Unlock Their Collective Power,” is scheduled for release.

“There’s just more I need to do; more I need to do outside of this place, outside of the walls of this place, a place I have been privileged to call home now for 13 years,” Baldwin said at the end of Feb. 16’s broadcast.