Michael Holmes Biography
Michael Holmes is an award-winning Australian anchor and correspondent for CNN International. He anchors CNNI’s CNN Today alongside Natalie Allen. He also anchors CNN Newsroom with Michael Holmes at 12a, 2a and 3a ET Saturday -Monday.
Michael Holmes Age
He was born in December 1960 in Perth, Australia.
Michael Holmes Education
He attended Perth High School and later joined Wesley College.
Michael Holmes Wife
He has managed to keep his wife away from the public. He doesn’t share her photos on his social media.
Michael Holmes Children
Michael is a father of two children; a son McAuley Holmes and a daughter Lily Holmes.
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Michael Holmes Journalist
Holmes began his career in journalism at the age of 17 as a cub reporter with the Daily News, an afternoon newspaper in Perth. He later joined Australia’s Nine Network and was one of the few Australian journalists to cover firsthand the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
He was based in London for four years as the network’s European correspondent for current affairs, covering such events as the fall of the Berlin Wall, the first Palestinian intifada, Northern Ireland and the start of the first Gulf War. His reports in Bucharest during the miners’ uprising in 1990 earned him an Australian Television Society Award for Coverage of a Current Affairs Story.
In 1982 he began his television career with the Nine Network in Perth. He also has worked for several British media outlets, including WTN, The Observer newspaper and TV-AM.
Michael Holmes CNN
Michael joined CNN in 1996 as the first Australian anchor for the network. He currently anchors CNN Newsroom with Michael Holmes on Saturdays and Sundays at 12am, 2am and 3am ET, as well as CNN Newsroom alongside Natalie Allen on Mondays at 12am and 1am ET.
He has reported from all corners of the globe including Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Mexico, India, Nepal, Africa, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
He reported on the Central American migrant crisis from the Mexico-Guatemala border and on the drowning deaths of a man from El Salvador and his young daughter, whose bodies were found together on the banks of the Rio Grande after trying to cross into the United States. He also covered the deadly protests on the Gaza-Israel border, the Israeli elections and the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
He has also covered numerous conflicts including the war in Iraq from the very beginning and making more than a dozen trips there. He covered all aspects of the war including the insurgency and occupation to the trial and execution of Saddam Hussein.
In April 2002 he was one of the few journalists reporting from Ramallah during the Israeli incursion, and despite Israeli gunfire, secured an exclusive interview with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat inside his besieged headquarters during a highly dangerous period in the West Bank. That was just one of the many exclusives Holmes had from the region, seeing violence on both sides of that conflict.
He survived an ambush in January 2004 on a two-vehicle CNN convoy which left two CNN staff members dead and one wounded.
In 2015 he anchored CNN’s breaking news coverage of the terrorist attacks in Paris, which was recognized with a 2016 Royal Television Society (RTS) Award for ‘Best Breaking News Coverage.’
In March 2016 he reported from Brussels following the deadly terror attacks at the Zaventum airport and Maelbeek metro station. For several days Holmes covered Belgium’s response to these ISIS attacks, even securing an exclusive interview with a family member of Belgian jihadist Hicham Chaib.
Michael Holmes Salary
His actual annual salary is unknown.
Michael Holmes Net worth
He has an estimated net worth of $25 million.