CNN’s Brooke Baldwin is using her swan song at the network to let viewers know that it has a “dude” problem.
The anchor told the Ms. Magazine podcast that a dearth of women in positions of power hindered her ability to tell female-centric stories.
“The most influential anchors on our network, the highest-paid, are men,” she said Monday, The New York Post reported. “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.”
She added that her “fight for women’s stories” was ongoing and arduous.
“It’s getting better but we still have a bit of a ways to go,” she said. “I want more women in the room. … I got told no a lot and I still managed to do it.”
Ms. Baldwin told viewers in February that leaving the network was the right thing to do because “there is more I need to do outside the walls of this place.”
“No, I don’t have another job to jump into,” she admitted. “And yes, yes, I am feeling very vulnerable.”
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