Omar Jimenez Biography
Omar Jimenez is an American journalist and CNN correspondent based in Chicago. Before joining the network Jimenez began his on-air career as a multimedia journalist for WGEM-TV in Quincy, Illinois. There he covered a wide range of topics, including the local methamphetamine trade at the time.
Omar Jimenez Education
He graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, where he also played varsity men’s basketball.
Omar Jimenez CNN
Since joining CNN as a journalist in 2019, Jimenez has helped lead CNN’s coverage of a number of national and international issues, including George Floyd’s murder, the first big COVID-19 epidemic in the United States, Kobe Bryant’s untimely death, and others.
He and his team were handcuffed and jailed live on air by Minnesota State Patrol while covering protests in Minneapolis following George Floyd’s death. His team was detained for a little more than an hour before being released and able to resume coverage. Over the next few months, he assisted in leading the network’s coverage of both the trial and conviction of the former officer charged with Floyd’s murder.
During his stint as a correspondent, Jimenez covered the economic and medical effects of the COVID-19 pandemic from inside emergency rooms, jails, and other city hotspots in some of the hardest-hit parts of the United States.
Jimenez joined CNN in 2017 as a reporter for CNN Newsource, the network’s Washington, D.C.-based affiliate service. He covered breaking news stories for CNN’s over 900 stations across the country, reporting both domestically and abroad in France and Mexico.
He reported on the ground in the aftermath of the Notre Dame Cathedral fire in Paris; from Las Vegas just hours after the bloodiest mass killing in modern American history; and from Florida and Texas during the 2017 hurricanes, which became part of CNN’s Emmy-nominated coverage.
In 2021, Jimenez won his first National News & Documentary Emmy Award for his coverage of George Floyd’s death.
Prior to joining CNN, Jimenez served as a reporter and fill-in anchor for WBAL-TV in Baltimore, Maryland. He was nominated for an Emmy for general assignment reporting while he was there.
He covered the trials of the cops charged in the death of Freddie Gray, was the lead story on the station’s Emmy-winning program on opioids, and wrote articles about drug influence in Maryland and the fight against child sex trafficking across the state.
Jimenez began his on-air career as a multimedia journalist for WGEM-TV in Quincy, Illinois, where he covered a wide range of topics, including the local methamphetamine trade at the time.
Omar Jimenez Salary
Jimenez receives a yearly salary $ 40,000 – $110, 500 dollars.
Omar Jimenez Net worth
Jimenez has an estimated net worth of $ 2 million dollars.
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Omar Jimenez Age
Jimenez is 29 years old as of 2021. He was born on November 22, 1993, in Worcester, Massachusetts. He celebrates his birthday on November 22 of every year.
Omar Jimenez Height
He stands at a height of 6 feet.
Omar Jimenez Family
Jimenez grew up in Kennesaw, Georgia, after being born in Worcester, Massachusetts. He is Afro-Latino, with an African American mother, Jayne Morgan, and an Afro-Colombian father, Omar Jimenez. Jimenez is the younger of two brothers. His parents divorced while he was in sixth grade, and he moved in with his mother.
Omar Jimenez Wife
Jimenez has kept matters concerning his life private from the public eye. It is unknown of he is married or in a relationship.
Omar Jimenez Nationality
Jimenez grew up in Kennesaw, Georgia, after being born in Worcester, Massachusetts. He is Afro-Latino, with an African American mother, Jayne Morgan, and an Afro-Colombian father, Omar Jimenez.