Michael Holmes Bio, Wiki, Age, CNN, Interviews, Wife, Net worth, Salary, and Twitter

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Michael Holmes Profile

Michael Holmes is an Australian news anchor and correspondent for CNN International (CNNI), anchoring CNN Newsroom with Michael Holmes since 2019. The shows air between the hours of 12 a.m. and 4 a.m. Friday through Monday ET. Prior to that, he anchored CNN’s CNN Today with Amara Walker. 

Michael Holmes Age

Holmes is 63 years old as of 2023, he was born on December 1960 in Perth Australia. However, he has not revealed the date of his birth therefore it is not known when he celebrates his birthday. We will update this information as soon as it’s available.

Michael Holmes Height

He stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inch tall.

Michael Holmes Family

Holmes was born in Perth, Australia to his father Jim Holmes, and his mother Shirley Holmes. He has not disclosed the names of his siblings as he likes to keep his personal life private. However, we will update this information as soon as it is available.

Michael Holmes Wife

Holmes is happily married to his loving wife Alexandra Lorex. The couple is blessed with three children namely, Mike Holme Jr. Amanda Holme, and Sherry Holmes.

Michael Holmes CNN

Holmes began his career at the Daily News newspaper in Perth at the age of 17. Prior to his work at CNN, he was a reporter for more than a decade for Australia’s Nine Network in Perth, Sydney, London, and Melbourne. He spent four years based in London, covering Northern Ireland, the first Intifada, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the first Gulf War, and other major stories. After returning to Australia he was later deployed to cover the Rwandan genocide in 1994.

Michael Holmes
Michael Holmes

In 2004 he was in a CNN convoy ambushed by insurgents in Iraq which cost the lives of two staff members. One deployment to Iraq during the deadliest time of the war resulted in the CNN Documentary “Month of Mayhem”, which won the 2007 CINE “Golden Eagle” and won a second Golden Eagle for his work on the documentary 72 Hours Under Fire.

He has won numerous other awards including two Peabody Awards for coverage of the Iraq War and the battle for Mosul in 2017, and an Edward R Murrow Award for coverage of Hurricane Maria. Holmes has more than 40 years of experience in journalism and has visited or worked as a foreign correspondent in more than 80 countries. He currently resides in Atlanta.

Michael Holmes Career

Holmes has spent much of his career covering the world’s hotspots including Ukraine, where he anchored live from Kiev on the riots and was in Crimea for the controversial referendum that led to the Russian annexation of Crimea. He also covered the Libyan revolution that led to the toppling of Moammar Gadhafi, spending several weeks with Libyan rebels as they advanced from the western mountains and covering the at-times fierce fighting in several towns and cities.

He has also reported from Afghanistan on several occasions, spending weeks with U.S. and Afghan troops on the battlefield. In 2007, CNN’s award-winning documentary On Assignment: Month of Mayhem revealed a behind-the-scenes look at Holmes’s reporting in Iraq during what would later become one of the bloodiest months since the war started in 2003.

Michael Holmes CNN Around The World

He has also anchored the 10a ET edition of International Desk and in early 2013 joined Suzanne Malveaux as co-anchor of CNN USA’s Around The World at noon ET, an hour-long bulletin focusing on international news. Previously, he was the host of CNN’s behind-the-news program BackStory and other CNN International programs.

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 has also covered numerous natural disasters including Hurricanes Sandy, Michael, Irma, and Maria, with coverage of the latter two earning an Edward R. Murrow Award.

Michael Holmes Interviews

As an anchor, he has interviewed prime ministers and presidents of several nations, anchored countless live events and breaking news stories from around the world, and served as host and moderator at several CNN special events including Future Summit and Principal Voices. Before joining CNNI, Holmes worked for Australia’s Nine Network and was one of the few Australian journalists to cover firsthand the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

He was the first Australian anchor hired by CNN International (commencing in 1996) and has reported extensively around the world, including nearly 20 deployments to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, as well as the Israeli–Palestinian conflict including multiple assignments in Gaza and the West Bank and the 2011 uprising in Libya. He was also deployed to Ukraine to cover the Russian invasion in March and April of 2022.

Moreover, 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. After working in newspapers for nearly five years, he began his television career in 1982 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 Salary

He has an estimated annual salary of $30,000 to $80,000 from his career at CNN.

Michael Holmes Net Worth

Holmes has an estimated annual Net worth of $ 1 million to $5 million earned from his career as an Anchor and Correspondent

Michael Holmes Social Media Platforms

Holmes is very active on his Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. He has 37.1k followers on Twitter, 10.2k followers on Instagram, and 216k followers on Facebook.


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