Adrienne Broaddus is responsible for writing enterprise stories, covering major breaking news like the Highland Park, IL shooting and mass casualties like the Uvalde massacre that left 19 students and two teachers dead.
She also produced pieces focused on the fight against COVID, Black Maternal Health, and policing in America. Some of the policing in America work includes trial coverage of former Minnesota Police officers like Derek Chauvin and Kim Potter - both convicted of killing unarmed Black men.
Before joining CNN, Broaddus was a solo journalist in Minneapolis, MN at KARE-TV. She anchored KARE 11 News at 11 a.m. Monday- Friday.
She covered major stories for KARE TV and TEGNA stations nationwide, including the killing of George Floyd, the shooting death of Michael Brown which led to protests in Ferguson, MO, and the deadly flooding in South Carolina.
She produced exclusive stories following the police involvement in the shooting of Philando Castile in Minnesota and the death of Prince. Before the unrest erupted in Minneapolis in 2020, Broaddus challenged station managers to question the initial police statement saying George Floyd died from a medical condition.
5-time Emmy Award Winner
Living her dream
Multiple Emmy- Award winner Adrienne Broaddus blames her dad. Pops, as she affectionately calls her father, made her write.
Now she is living her dream of working for CNN.
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.
When she isn’t working, she loves playing the piano and shopping for greeting cards.