Adrienne Broaddus is a CNN news correspondent based in Chicago.
Adrienne Broaddus is a CNN correspondent based in Chicago.
Broaddus, an Emmy award-winning journalist, joined CNN from KARE-TV in Minneapolis, where she anchored the 11 a.m. newscast and reported on a variety of topics including the spotlight on the battle for affordable insulin. She covered major stories for KARE TV and TEGNA stations nationwide, including protests following the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen, who was shot and killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, MO. A Grand Jury chose not to indict the officer.
Most recently, she covered the death of George Floyd in 2020 and the police involved shooting of Philando Castile in Minnesota. Broaddus was invited to sit down with family members of the legendary singer Prince following his death at Paisley Park in 2016. In 2017, her series on natural hair helped spark a nationwide discussion.
Broaddus sits on the Society of Professional Journalists Diversity & Inclusion Committee. She is also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She completed her undergrad at Michigan State University and the Poynter TV Power Reporting Seminar in 2006.