Omar Jimenez Bio, Wiki, Age, Family, Height, Wife, CNN, Net Worth, and Salary

Omar Jimenez is an American CNN reporter in Chicago, Washington, D.C.  He served as a Republican National Convention Runner for NBC News in 2012.

Omar Jimenez Biography

Omar Jimenez is an American CNN reporter in Chicago, Washington, D.C.  He served as a Republican National Convention Runner for NBC News in 2012. Jimenez attended the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and graduated, where he also played on the varsity men’s basketball team.

Omar Jimenez CNN

He began with CNN in 2017 for the network’s affiliate service, CNN Newsource, based in Washington, D.C. At the station, he covered breaking news stories for CNN’s more than 900 affiliates nationwide reporting both in the United States and internationally in France and Mexico.

Jimenez reported from the ground in Paris in the aftermath of the Notre Dame Cathedral fire in his work at New source. From Las Vegas just hours after the mass shooting there, the deadliest in modern American history; and from Florida and Texas during the 2017 hurricanes that became part of CNN’s Emmy-nominated coverage.

Before joining CNN, he worked for WBAL-TV in Baltimore, Maryland where he was a reporter and fill-in anchor. He received an individual Emmy nomination for general assignment reporting while they were at the station. Jimenez covered the trials for the officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, was the lead story on the station’s Emmy award-winning special on opioids, and published pieces on opioid influence in Maryland and the fight against child sex trafficking across the state.

He started his on-air career as a multimedia journalist for WGEM- TV in Quincy, IL, where he covered a wide variety of stories, including the business behind the local methamphetamine trade at the time.

Omar Jimenez Age

He was born on 27 November 1993, just outside Boston in Worcester, Massachusetts. He celebrates his birthday on 27th November every year. Jimenez is 29 years old.

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Omar Jimenez Height

Jimenez stands at a height of approximately 5 feet 8 inches.

Omar Jimenez Parents

Jimenez is the son of Jayne Middlebrooks and Omar Jimenez. His parent’s divorced when he was in sixth grade. He grew up in Kennesaw, Georgia. His father is a Colombian native who also resided in Atlanta for some time but recently relocated to Denver. Jimenez and his 2 brothers often visit him during Holiday breaks.

Omar Jimenez Wife

Jimenez is very private about his personal life therefore it is not known if he is in any relationship. There are also no rumors of him being in any past relationship with anyone.

Omar Jimenez Net Worth

Jimenez has an estimated net worth of $1.1 Million. He gets this amount from his successful career as a reporter and even a basketballer.

Omar Jimenez Salary

Jimenez has an annual salary of around $40,000 – $110, 500.

Omar Jimenez Arrest

On May 29, 2020, Jimenez was arrested by Minneapolis police during a live broadcast while covering the Minneapolis protests. He was later released after Governor Tim Walz intervened. After the release, Jimenez resumed the broadcast and recounted what happened. He said that they were cordial with him after the arrest and that a police officer told him he was “just following orders”.

Omar Jimenez Nationality

Jimenez is American by nationality.


Jimenez works at CNN where he works alongside other famous CNN anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;

  1. Roland Martin
  2. Sara Sidner
  3. Erin Mclaughlin
  4. Alex Marquardt
  5. Jean Casarez
  6. Dylan Byers
  7. Katrina Pierson
  8. Irin Carmon
  9. Natasha Curry
  10. Christi Paul
  11. Bob Van Dillen
  12. Reynolds Wolf
  13. Kirsten Powers
  14. Midwin Charles
  15. Anderson Cooper
  16. Jason Carroll
  17. Josh Campbell
  18. Ryan Browne
  19. Pamela Brown
  20. Gloria Borger

The table below answers some of the frequently asked questions about Jimenez.

Who is Jimenez?

 He is an American reporter


28 years old as of 2021


5 feet 8 inches


Not Available


$40,000 – $110, 500

Net Worth

$1.1 Million
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