Omar Jimenez Bio

(Journalist)

Relationship Statistics of Omar Jimenez

What is Omar Jimenez marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):Single
Is Omar Jimenez having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Omar Jimenez gay ?: No

More about the relationship

Omar Jimenez currently seems to be single. He has kept his personal life private and has not revealed anything about his dating history. On his social media accounts, he mostly posts pictures regarding different news subjects and not his personal life.

Who is Omar Jimenez?

Omar Jimenez is an American journalist. He works as a national correspondent for CNN worldwide.

Omar Jimenez: Age, Parents, Siblings, Family, Childhood, Ethnicity

Omar Jimenez was born as Omar Fernando Jimenez on November 27, 1993, in Worcester, Massachusetts. As of 2020, his age is 26. He was born to parents Omar Jimenez (father) and Jayne Morgan (mother). His father is Colombian whereas his mother is African-American. He is one of his parents’ three sons.

Jimenez spent his childhood days in Kennesaw, Georgia. When he was in the sixth grade, his parents got divorced and he lived with his mother. His ethnicity is Afro-Latino.

Education: School/College, University

Talking about his educational background, Jimenez went to Kennesaw Mountain High School. During his high school days, he played basketball for the high school team. Unfortunately, he fractured his back and was unable to play for a long eight months.

Following that, he attended the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. There, he majored in broadcast journalism. Also, he gave continuity of his basketball career and played on the men’s varsity basketball team from 2011 to 2013 after a successful walk-on tryout.

Omar Jimenez: Professional Life, Career

Omar Jimenez started his career in journalism as an intern at NBC News’ Chicago bureau. Following that, he worked on-air as a multimedia journalist at WGEM-TV in Quincy, Illinois. Later, he worked as a fill-in anchor and reporter at WBAL-TV in Baltimore, Maryland from July 2015 to June 2017. During his time at WBAL-TV, Omar received an individual Emmy nomination for general assignment reporting.

Since 2017, Jimenez has worked at CNN. He started in Washington D.C. CNN Newsource. Since then, he has reported for more than 900 CNN affiliate news stations all around the country covering breaking news. As of now, he is based in Chicago as a CNN correspondent.

When he’s not reporting, Jimenez still loves playing basketball and listening to hip-hop music. Also, he rapped under the moniker “OJ Tropicana” while in school. He has co-hosted the world championships for the arcade game, Big Buck Hunter twice. Moreover, he has also featured on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon rapping in a segment called, ‘Battle of the Instant Rappers.’

Omar Jimenez’s Controversial Arrest

In May 2020, while there was chaos in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the police arrested him live on air. He was covering the reaction to the hugely controversial death of George Floyd during the Twin Cities riots. The police arrested him along with producer Bill Kirkos and camera operator Leonel Mendez.

There is no confirmation about why the police arrested him and his team. The three were arrested even though Omar had told officers to “put us back where you want us. We are getting out of your way.”

Although they did release them after about an hour, the subject became very controversial all over social media.

The police faced more backlash in social media sites for abusing power adding up to George Floyd’s death. More claims of racism followed and Minnesota Governor Tim Walz apologized to the president of CNN, Jeff Zucker for the incident.

Omar Jimenez: Net Worth, Salary

Omar’s net worth remains under review. Similarly, there is no information about his salary. On average, a CNN correspondent earns around $93,330-$204,107 yearly on average.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Omar Jimenez stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inch. He weighs around 93 kg. His hair color is black and his eyes are dark brown in color.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Jimenez is active on social media sites. He has around 260.2k followers on Twitter. Similarly, on Instagram, he has around 43.7k followers.

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