Brooke Baldwin, departing CNN Anchor, shares that the liberal network has not done enough to support women in media.
“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 noted on the Ms. Magazine podcast.
The month leading up to the 2020 election, Baldwin was replaced by Jake Tapper. Months later in February, she announced she would be leaving her role at CNN.
Though the left takes pride in empowering women through support of feminism, the left-leaning network has yet to indicate this through their actions.
According to a 2018 report by TheWrap, “CNN has significantly fewer women serving in visible on-air roles than either Fox News or MSNBC.”
Because Baldwin was “surrounded by a lot of dudes,” she noted that she had to “fight for women’s stories.”
One of the left’s most mainstream media outlets, according to one of their own, still has “a bit of a ways to go.”