Michael Holmes Biography
Michael Holmes is an American award-winning journalist currently working as an anchor and correspondent for CNN International, based at the network’s headquarters in Atlanta.
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Holmes, who has been in journalism for more than three decades, has been co-anchoring ‘CNN Today’ with Amara Walker from 5-7:30p ET/10p-12a GMT/6-8:30a HKT. Holmes, who joined CNNI as the first Australian network anchor in 1996, has covered widely from all corners of the globe, including Asia, Europe, the Middle East, India, Nepal, Africa, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. This year, he reported on the riots and the Crimean referendum from Iraq and Ukraine, where he had anchored live from Kiev. He’s spent most of his career reporting the hotspots of the world, including Libya, where he spent several weeks with Libyan rebels as they advanced from the western mountains, and he’s been covering the often violent battle in a number of cities and towns.
Holmes has also covered the war in Iraq from the very beginning, making about a dozen tours-some for weeks at a time. He reported on all facets of the conflict, including the insurgency and occupation of the trial and execution of Saddam Hussein. He survived an ambush in January 2004 on a two-vehicle CNN convoy, leaving two CNN workers dead and one injured. In 2007, CNN’s award-winning documentary ‘On Assignment: Month of Mayhem’ premiered a behind-the-scenes look at Holmes reporting in Iraq during what would later become one of the bloodiest months since the war began in 2003.
He has reported from Afghanistan on many occasions, spending weeks with the U.S. and Afghan forces on the frontline. In April 2002, he was one of the first journalists to write from Ramallah during the Israeli incursion, and amid Israeli gunfire, he had an exclusive interview with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in his besieged headquarters during a very dangerous time in the West Bank.
That was only one of the many exclusives Holmes had in the area, seeing aggression from both sides of the war. As a reporter, he interviewed prime ministers and leaders of many countries, anchored numerous live events and news reports from around the world, and acted as host and moderator of a variety of special events on CNN, including Future Summit and Key Voices.
Before joining CNNI, Holmes worked for the Australian Nine Network and was one of the first Australian journalists to cover the genocide in Rwanda in 1994. He has been stationed in London for four years as the European Network correspondent for current affairs, covering events such as the collapse of the Berlin Wall, the first Palestinian Intifada, Northern Ireland, and the outbreak of the first Gulf War. His stories in Bucarest during the miners’ revolt in 1990 earned him the Australian Television Society Award for Analysis of Current Affairs Story. After working in newspapers for almost five years, he started his television career with the Nine Network in Perth in 1982. He has also reported with a variety of British media organizations, including WTN, The Observer, and TV-AM.
Holmes works at CNN where he works alongside other famous CNN anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;
- Roland Martin
- Sara Sidner
- Erin Mclaughlin
- Alex Marquardt
- Jean Casarez
- Dylan Byers
- Katrina Pierson
- Irin Carmon
- Natasha Curry
- Christi Paul
- Bob Van Dillen
- Reynolds Wolf
- Kirsten Powers
- Midwin Charles
- Anderson Cooper
- Jason Carroll
- Josh Campbell
- Ryan Browne
- Pamela Brown
- Gloria Borger
Michael Holmes Age
Holmes is 61 years old as of 2021. He was born in December 1960 in Perth, Australia. He celebrates his birthday in December every year.
Michael Holmes Height
Holmes stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m).
Michael Holmes Family
Holmes is the son of Jim Holmes and Shirley Holmes. He has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed more information about his parents. It is also not known if Holmes has any siblings.
Michael Holmes Wife
Holmes was married to Alexandra Lorex. The couple has three siblings; a son Mike Holmes Jr. and two daughters; Amanda Holmes and Sherry Holmes.
Michael Holmes Net Worth
Holmes has an estimated net worth of $30 Million which he has earned through being an anchor and correspondent.
Michael Holmes Salary
Holmes earns an annual salary ranging from $300,000 – $ 500,000.
The table below answers some of the frequently asked questions about Holmes.
Who is Michael Holmes?
He is an American award-winning journalist
How old is Michael Holmes?
61 years old as of 2021
How tall is Michael Holmes?
6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m)
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How much money does Michael Holmes earn?
$300,000 – $ 500,000
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