Omar Jimenez Biography
Omar Jimenez is an American anchor and reporter for CNN in Chicago, Washington, D.C. Previously. He served as a Republican National Convention Runner for NBC News.
Omar Jimenez Age
Jimenez was born on November 27, 1993, outside Boston in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Omar Jimenez Height
Jimenez stands at the height of 5 feet and 8 inches tall.
Omar Jimenez Education
Jimenez enrolled at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and later graduated with his degree in journalism. During college, he played on the varsity men’s basketball team.
Omar Jimenez Ethnicity
Jimenez belongs to African American ethnicity. Born by an African American mother and a Columbiana father, his name originated from Spanish in Columbia.
Omar Jimenez Nationality
Jimenez is of American nationality.
Omar Jimenez Parents
Jimenez is the son of Jayne Middlebrooks and Omar Jimenez, but they divorced when Omar was in sixth grade. He was brought up in Kennesaw, Georgia. His father is a Colombian native, and his mother is African American. He resided in Atlanta for some time after they divorced but currently relocated and resides in Denver. He has two brothers. He often posts when they visit him while out of duty and on holiday breaks.
Omar Jimenez wife
Jimenez has managed to keep his private life out of the limelight. As a result, the identity of his wife is yet to be disclosed.
Omar Jimenez’s Children
Jimenez is quite secretive regarding details about his personal life; due to that, there are no details about his children:s identities.
Omar Jimenez CNN
He began with CNN in 2017 for the network’s affiliate service, CNN Newsource, based in Washington, D.C. At the station, he covered breaking news stories for CNN’s more than 900 affiliates nationwide, reporting in the United States and internationally in France and Mexico.
Jimenez reported from the ground in Paris in the aftermath of the Notre Dame Cathedral fire in his work at New source. From Las Vegas just hours after the mass shooting, the deadliest in modern American history, and from Florida and Texas during the 2017 hurricanes that became part of CNN’s Emmy-nominated coverage.
Before joining CNN, he worked for WBAL-TV in Baltimore, Maryland, where he was a reporter and fill-in anchor. He received an individual Emmy nomination for general assignment reporting while they were at the station. Jimenez covered the trials for the officers charged with Freddie Gray’s death, was the lead story on the station’s Emmy award-winning special on opioids, and published pieces on opioid influence in Maryland and the fight against child sex trafficking across the state.
He started his on-air career as a multimedia journalist for WGEM- TV in Quincy, IL, where he covered a wide variety of stories, including the business behind the local methamphetamine trade at the time.
Omar Jimenez Emmy
Jimenez posted on his Twitter handle on July 28, 2021, that she was nominated for the first time national Emmy. He got nominated due to her report on the death of George Floyd, among others.
Omar Jimenez’s Arrest
On May 29, 2020, Jimenez was arrested by Minneapolis police during a live broadcast while reporting on the Minneapolis protests.
His release was victorious after an intervention by Governor Tim Walz. After he was released, Jimenez resumed his broadcast profession and recounted what happened in the incident. He said they were cordial with him after the arrest and that a police officer told him he was “just following orders.”
Omar Jimenez’s Salary
Jimenez earns an estimated annual salary of USD 60,000. Her net worth is approximately USD 1 million.
Omar Jimenez’s Social Media
Instagram: Jimenez (@omarcnn)