Omar Jimenez Biography
Omar Jimenez is an American journalist who was born in Worcester, Boston, MA, USA but raised in Kennesaw, Georgia, a small town outside of Atlanta. Currently, he is the CNN correspondent based in Chicago, IL. Omar was arrested by Minneapolis police while covering protests on live television on May 29, 2020, but later released.
Omar Jimenez Arrest
On Friday, May 29, 2020, Omar and his crew from CNN were in Minnesota covering the protests that followed George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis. They were live on Television when they were arrested by the police. Floyd is the 46-year-old black man who died on May 25, 2020, in Minneapolis, MN in police custody.
Omar was live on Tv when he was handcuffed by police and arrested plus a producer and a photojournalist. Police said that the crew was arrested in the operation where police were clearing the streets due to violent protests. They also said that the crew was released immediately they were confirmed to be members of the media.
CNN, through their communication team, said that the arrests were a clear violation of their First Amendment rights and that the crew was arrested for doing their job.
Omar Jimenez George Floyd
At the time of his arrest, Omar was covering the violent protests that erupted after the killing of George Floyd. Floyd is the 46-year-old black man who died on May 25, 2020, in Minneapolis, MN in police custody. In the incident recorded on camera, a white police officer, Derek Chauvin was seen kneeling hard on the back of Floyd’s neck suffocating him. Floyd struggled to breathe and begged the officer to ease off saying “I can’t breathe”.
The black man struggled to breathe and pleaded for at least five minutes until he lost consciousness. All this while bystanders also pleaded with the police to pick him up and into the car and to check his pulse. Floyd died shortly after. No arrests or prosecution has occurred since, as protests spread throughout the U.S.
Omar Jimenez Age
Omar was born on November 27, 1993, in Worcester, Boston, MA, United States. He is 26 years old.
Omar Jimenez Height
He is a man of above-average stature. He stands at a height of 6 ft 1 in.
Omar Jimenez Parents
He was born in Worcester, Massachusetts to a Colombian father, Omar Jimenez, and an American mother Jayne Middlebrooks. When Omar was in sixth grade, his parents divorced. He has two brothers.
Omar Jimenez Wife
Not much is known about Omar’s personal relationships as he maintains them as private. There is no information on his past or present love life. His sexual orientation is also unknown.
Omar Jimenez CNN
He joined CNN in 2017 at their affiliate service, CNN Newsource, based in Washington, D.C. During his time in DC, he covered breaking news stories for CNN’s more than 900 affiliates both locally and internationally in Mexico and France.
Omar’s 2017 coverage of the hurricanes in Florida and Texas, was part of CNN’s Emmy-nominated coverage. In his career, he has also been individually Emmy nominated his for general assignment reporting while at WBAL-TV in Baltimore, Maryland.
Natalie Allen – Anchor
David Culver -Anchor and Correspondent
Jeremy Diamond – Correspondent
Fredricka Whitfield – Anchor
Pamela Brown – Correspondent
Christine Romans – Anchor and Correspondent
Alexis Mcadams – Reporter
Erin Burnett – Anchor
Ryan Young – Correspondent (Chicago)
Jason Carrol – Correspondent.
Is Omar Jimenez Hispanic
As for his ethnicity, Omar is African-American. He was born to an African American mother and a Colombian father. His surname Gimenez may have Spanish origins from Colombia.
Where Is Omar Jimenez From
He was born in Worcester, Boston, MA, but was raised in Kennesaw, Atlanta, GA.
Omar Jimenez Nationality
He is American by nationality. Omar was born on November 27, 1993, in Worcester, Boston, MA, United States.
Omar Jimnez Salary
There is no doubt that Omar earns good compensation from his employer, CNN. His salary is estimated to be upwards of $60,000. However, the exact figure is currently undisclosed.
Omar Jimenez Net Worth
He has enjoyed an illustrious career at a young age. Through his success in his journalism work, Omar has been able to accumulate an impressive fortune. His estimated net worth is around $1 million.