Omar Jimenez Biography – Omar Jimenez CNN Wiki
Omar Jimenez born Omar Fernando Jimenez is a CNN Correspondent based in Chicago. He started with CNN in 2017 for the network’s affiliate service, CNN Newsource, based in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining CNN, Jimenez worked for WBAL-TV in Baltimore, Maryland where he was a reporter and fill-in anchor. He also worked as a full-time reporter for WGEM-TV, the local NBC station in Quincy, Illinois.
His first internship was at NBC News, working out of their Chicago bureau. He got his start in journalism working for NBC News at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. He attended Kennesaw Mountain high school. He graduated in 2015 from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. At Northwestern, he played on the varsity men’s basketball team.
Jimenez was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, and grew up outside of Atlanta. He attended Kennesaw Mountain High School where he worked for the school’s television station, “KMTV,” and played varsity basketball for three years. From there, he walked on to the basketball team at Northwestern University where he played for two years. He has hosted both the 2013 and 2014 Big Buck Hunter World Championships, has acted in several plays at Northwestern and raps under the pseudonym, “OJ Tropicana.” He used those skills to win a rap competition on NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Jimenez is also fluent in Spanish.
Omar Jimenez Age
Omar Jimenez was born on November 27, 1993, in Worcester, Massachusetts. He grew up in Kennesaw, Georgia, United States.
Omar Jimenez Parents
Omar Jimenez’s parents are Jayne Middlebrooks (mother) and Omar Jimenez (father). His parents filed for divorce when he was in sixth grade. He moved in with his biological mother, Jayne Morgan. Jimenez told Inside NU about the divorce: “I was a little young and it wasn’t too messy. Obviously, it was tough for both parents, but I felt like it was a pretty normal divorce. It makes you wonder what would have happened if they had stayed together, but you can ask that question about all aspects of life.”
Omar Jimenez Family
Omar Jimenez was born to Jayne Middlebrooks and Omar Jimenez. He has two younger brothers. His grandmother played tennis and basketball at Spelman College. His grandfather played basketball at Morehouse College. On Mother’s Day, May 10, 2020, Jimenez wrote to his mother in an Instagram post: “There can only be one MVP in all of our lives and chances are it’s a mom. Happy Mother’s Day to a mom that’s way cooler than I’ll ever be and cheers to all the MVPs out there making the world go round. The last pic sums it all up.”
Omar Jimenez Salary
A CNN Correspondent receives an annual salary ranging from $35,000-$40,000.
Omar Jimenez Height
He stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inch (185cm).
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