As Gossip Extra reported yesterday, WPBF-Channel 25 prime-time anchor Victor Blackwell is leaving the station.
Now we know Blackwell’s found a nice landing pad: Blackwell has been named weekend anchor and correspondent for the Atlanta-based CNN!
By this fall, Blackwell’s slated to co-anchor CNN Newsroom with Randi Kaye on Saturday mornings.
“Victor is a passionate and committed journalist,” says CNN Vice President Ken Jautz. “He will be a strong addition to our weekend morning team and in the field.”
Blackwell has been anchoring the West Palm Beach/Treasure Coast ABC affiliate’s 5, 6 and 11 p.m. news for about two years with local staple Tiffany Kenney.
Insiders are telling me his last day is Tuesday.