Nima Elbagir Biography
Nima Elbagir is an international journalist, working as senior international correspondent for CNN based in London. She started working at CNN in February 2011 as a Johannesburg-based correspondent before moving to the network’s Nairobi bureau and later London.
Nima Elbagir Age
She was born on July 1978 in Khartoum, Sudan.
Nima Elbagir Nationality
Nima is a Sudanese by nationality.
Nima Elbagir Height
She stands at a height of five feet ten inches tall.
Nima Elbagir Education
Elbagir was educated in Sudan and in Britain. She holds a BSc in Philosophy from The London School of Economics. She is fluent in Arabic and English
Nima Elbagir Parents
She is the daughter of Ahmed Abdullah Elbagir and Ibtisam Affan. Her father, was a journalist and was jailed before her birth, and her mother, was the first publisher in Sudan. Elbagir is of Northern Sudan origin. At the age of three, she moved to the United Kingdom, and when she was eight years old she moved to Sudan. After six years in Sudan, she returned to the United Kingdom.
Nima Elbagir Siblings
Elbagir has two sisters, Yousra Elbagir and Safia Elbagir and a brother. Yousra studied Social Anthropology at the University of St Andrews and now works in Khartoum, Sudan as a writer for the Guardian, CNN Africa, Reuters Africa and she is also a content manager for their family production company, Elephant Media. Safia is a doctor while her brother used to run their printing press before evolving the family trade into new media by founding Elephant Media.
Nima Elbagir Husband
She is married to a Brit by the name Mark. The couple met in Sudan.
Nima Elbagir Kid
She has a son, Ali from her marriage with Mark.
Nima Elbagir CNN
She is an award-winning Senior International Correspondent based in CNN’s European headquarters in London.
Elbagir joined CNN in February 2011 as a reporter based at network’s Johannesburg bureau, before later moving to Nairobi. Africa has been the focus of her reporting for CNN and has been at forefront of nearly every major news story from the continent in the past three years.
Before joining CNN, Sudanese-born Elbagir worked in various capacities for the UK’s Channel 4 for a number of years from 2005: she freelanced from Kabul for Channel 4 News; reported for the ‘Unreported World’ documentary strand; and both reported and presented for Channel 4 News and More4 News.
During this period, her exclusives included getting the first interview with the Aegis security company whistleblower on the Iraq ‘Trophy Videos’ (2005); interviewing Jacob Zuma in the run-up to his rape trial (2006); being the only Western journalist reporting from Mogadishu during the US bombing of Somalia (2007); and broadcasting the first televised evidence of Iranian weaponry smuggled to the Taliban (2009).
She began her journalism career as a stringer with Reuters in 2002 reporting from Sudan, and one of the first to provide footage from inside Darfur; while also filing material for the Economist, the FT and Radio France International. She stayed on with Reuters as a London-based Graduate Trainee through to 2005.
Nima Elbagir Awards
Elbagir has won two Foreign Press Association Awards – TV News Story of the Year and Journalist of the Year for a Channel 4 News piece on Somalia, both 2008; and has been nominated for numerous other Awards including the Amnesty Awards and the One World Broadcast Awards.
Nima Elbagir Salary
Nima’s salary is $108,960 as of 2020.
Nima Elbagir Net Worth
Her net worth is $800 thousand.
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