“The most influential anchors in our network [and] the highest paid are men. My bosses, my executives are men,” said the journalist

CNN presenter Brooke Baldwin expresses her problems with the network’s gender gaps as she leaves her long-term employer

“I’ve been at anchor for over 10 years, most of the time two hours in the afternoon, and that’s when men are the most influential anchors on our network [and] the highest paid,” Baldwin, 41, told Dr Magazine on the Topics with Michele Goodwin Podcast “My bosses, my executives are men The person who oversees CNN Dayside is a man, and my executive producer has been a man for 10 years So I’ve been surrounded by a lot of men I think it’s changing myself, I know it changes if I just look at some of the faces that keep popping up on our channel “

The CNN Newsroom host then discussed the impact of gender differences on the introduction of stories about women. While saying she has a long history of advocacy for women, noted that she “wasn’t told much,” she but still managed to overcome such obstacles

“Bit by bit, by having women in places of power – and I would argue behind the scenes, not just in front of the scenes but behind the scenes – that’s how you have stories that reflect who they are,” she said and added, “It’s getting better, but we still have a lot to do”

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Baldwin announced in February that she was planning to leave CNN after 13 years. The broadcast journalist, who began her freelance journey on the network in 2008, said she would quit in April

“For a decade, I’ve never taken for granted the tremendous responsibility and privilege of working with some of the most talented producers and photojournalists as we cover the most pressing and important stories of our time,” she said while on the air “Conflict, terrorism, environmental and natural disasters, the wrath of gun violence, stories of human interest and royal weddings, my American Woman series, social justice movements that define our culture, and a pandemic that changed the world and politics Much politics “

She continued, “You were here every step of the way, never more than I was incredibly ill with COVID last year, and so grateful for your loyalty and passion for the world we cover my show team you know who you are, you know who you are “

Baldwin said that in her next chapter she will continue to do what she loves most about her job as a journalist – “making the lives of exceptional Americans better” and “making good use of” her love of storytelling

On Tuesday, Baldwin opened up to PEOPLE how her new book, titled Huddle: How Women Unleash Their Collective Power, Helped Influence Their Decision to Leave CNN

“I don’t know if it was a combination of 40 years or a decade of work, or if these women ended up interviewing them – it was different from my day job,” she said of the project, “Many People get on my show, but when you do these interviews you have four or five minutes [and then] move on to the next via

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