Omar Jimenez CNN, Biography and Wiki
Omar Fernando Jimenez is a well-known American journalist and correspondent for CNN. He is also a musician and has released music under the name OJ Tropicana.
Omar’s tenure at CNN started on August 7, 2017, at CNN Newsource in Washington, D.C. He has reported for over 900 CNN affiliate news stations nationwide covering breaking news and is currently based in Chicago, Illinois as a CNN correspondent. On May 29, 2020, Jimenez and his three-person news crew were arrested by a group of Minnesota state police officers while reporting live on protests in response to the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Jimenez began his journalism career professionally at WGEM-TV in Quincy, Illinois. Later on, he was a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor at WBAL-TV in Baltimore, Maryland where he received an individual Emmy nomination for general assignment reporting. From July 2015 to June 2017, Omar worked at WBAL.
Omar Jimenez Age, Birthday and Nationality
Jimenez was born on November 27, 1993, in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America. He is 29 years old as of 2023. Omar is of American nationality.
Omar Jimenez Height
Jimenez stands at an average height of 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs around 93 kg. Moreover, he has black hair color and dark brown eyes.
Omar Jimenez Family| Parents
Jimenez was born in Worcester, Massachusetts to Jayne Morgan (mother), an African American, and Omar Jimenez (father), an Afro-Colombia. Hey was raised in Kennewas, Georgia, United States alongside his two brothers.
Omar Jimenez Wife| Girlfriend
Jimenez is not yet married but engaged to a gorgeous woman named Maya Voelk, an Asian American Business major at Harvard Business School. The two love birds started dating in 2020 and often share sweet moments on social media.
Omar Jimenez Education
Jimenez attended Kennesaw Mountain High School where he played high school basketball. He later enrolled with the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism. Moreover, he played on the men’s varsity basketball team from 2011 to 2013 at Northwestern after a successful walk-on tryout.
Omar Jimenez’s Net Worth
Jimenez has an estimated net worth of around $1.1 million. He has amassed his fortune from his successful career as a journalist among other investments.
Omar Jimenez Music Career
Jimenez enjoys rap and hip-hop and has released music on SoundCloud under the name OJ Tropicana. His debut EP, Reporting Live, was released in 2017. In 2013, he appeared on a “Battle of the Instant Rappers” segment on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
Omar Jimenez Salary
According to CNN correspondents’ annual average salary, Omar receives an annual average salary ranging between $90,000 – $ 200,000.