Former CNN anchor Campbell Brown buys 71 Murray Street condo

By Candace Taylor | July 29, 2010 10:30AM

From left, Gilad Azaria, Daniel Senor, Campbell Brown and the Tribeca condo at 71 Murray Street

Former CNN anchor Campbell Brown has apparently gone apartment-hunting in her newfound free time.

Brown and her husband, Daniel Senor, are in contract to buy a
three-bedroom apartment at 71 Murray Street in Tribeca, sources told The Real Deal.

The 4,000-square-foot condo is listed for $4.495 million with Prudential Douglas Elliman’s Gilad Azaria, head of the Gilad Azaria Group. It went into contract this week, according to Streeteasy.com.

Azaria declined to comment.

Brown and Senor, the founder of Rosemont Capital and a Bush
administration foreign policy adviser, have two young sons. Until last
week, Brown anchored the eponymous nightly news show on CNN, which
faced off against Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor” and MSNBC’s
“Countdown.” Brown announced in May that she would step down due to
disappointing ratings.

“My plan right now is to help CNN through any transition, and then to
enjoy, for the very first time, the nightly ritual of ‘Good Night Moon’
and goodnight kisses with my two little boys,” Brown said in a
statement released at the time. “I wish my CNN colleagues all the best.
And as long as bedtime doesn’t conflict with primetime, I will be
watching and pulling for them.”

According to the listing, the full-floor apartment has a terrace, a washer-dryer, two elevators and a wine refrigerator.

The
seller, dermatologist and real estate investor Dominick Ligresti,
purchased the unit in 2005 for $3.42 million, according to city
documents. The building, a condo conversion, was developed by the Plaza’s Elad Properties.


Calls to Ligresti’s office were not returned by press time.

The listing has seen several price changes, according to
Streeteasy.com. It first went on the market in the spring of 2009 for
$4.5 million, and then dropped to $3.9 million before increasing to the
current asking price this winter.

The purchase will hopefully mark a pleasant change in the couple’s real estate fortunes.

In 2009, Brown told the Daily News that she and Senor had been forced
to abandon their apartment after discovering that toxic mold had made
one of their sons ill, the Daily News reported. The family was forced
to take up temporary residence in a hotel.

Brown and Senor were not immediately available for comment.

Have a tip? Write to Candace Taylor at ct@therealdeal.com