Michael Holmes Bio, Age, Height, CNN, Net Worth, Salary, Parents, and Wife

Michael Holmes Bio, Wiki

Michael Holmes is an American Anchor/ Reporter working for CNN  serving the station as a correspondent and anchor. He has been working with this station since 1996. 

Michael Holmes Age

Holmes is 62 years old as of 2022, he was born in December 1960 in Perth, Australia.

Michael Holmes Height

Holmes stands at the height of 5 feet 1 inch tall.

Michael Holmes Education

Holmes attended the University of State New York at Brockport and received a Bachelor of Communication degree. Later on, he also joined the University of State of New York and earned a Master of Public Administration in 2005.

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Michael Holmes Career

Holmes works at CNN where he serves as a correspondent and anchor of the morning newscasts from Friday to Monday at 12 and 3 am ET (5-8 am GMT). He began his journalism career at CNN serving as an anchor based in Australia and reporting from other countries including Nepal, the Middle East, Asia, Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, and Mexico. Since joining CNN, he has covered the Central American migrant crisis in Mexico on the deaths of a man and his daughter from El Salvador whose bodies were found on the banks of the Rio Grande. His most recent assignments included enclosing the deadly protests, the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, and the Israeli elections.

Additionally, Michael has also enclosed other conflicting stories in several countries including Afghanistan, Iraq, the West Bank, Libya, and Gaza. He also made reports of the occupation and insurgency to the trial and execution of Saddam Hussein. In addition to that, he survived the January 2004 ambush on a two-vehicle CNN convoy which led to the deaths of two CNN staff members and one ended up wounded.  Moreover, he spent some weeks in Iraq covering the Iraqi-led offensive to recapture Mosul from ISIS in early 2016.  Due to this report, CNN was awarded a 2016 Peabody Award.  Later on,  Holmes went to Brussels in March 2016 and enclosed the deadly terror attacks that occurred at the Maelbeek metro and Zaventem airport station.

Michael Holmes Paris

He also spent several days covering Belgium’s response to these ISIS attacks and also interviewing Belgian jihadist Hicham Chaib.In 2015 he enclosed the network’s coverage of the terrorist attacks in Paris and led the network to receive a 2016 Royal Television Society (RTS) Award for ‘Best Breaking News Coverage. Additionally, he also went to Kyiv, Ukraine, and enclosed the Russian invasion of Ukraine. In addition to that, he was also involved in the Libyan revolution which caused the toppling of Moammar Gadhafi.

He also went to Afghanistan and spent weeks with Afghan and U.S. troops on the battlefield.  Moreover, he went to Ramallah and covered the Israeli incursion and also held an exclusive interview with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. Michael has also covered other catastrophic and destructive weather events including Hurricanes Michael, and Irma, and also won an Edward R. Murrow Award.

Michael Holmes Australia’s Nine Network

Before joining CNN, Michael worked at Australia’s Nine Network where he enclosed the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Previously, he spent four years as a correspondent in London where he covered the fall of the Berlin Wall, the start of the first Gulf War, Northern Ireland, and the first Palestinian intifada. Additionally, Michael won an Australian Television Society Award for enclosing Bucharest during the miners’ uprising in 1990.

In addition to that, he worked at other British media outlets, including The Observer newspaper, WTN, and TV-AM. At the age of 17, he worked at the Daily News, an afternoon newspaper in Perth where he served as a cub reporter. Furthermore, he began his journalism career at the Nine Network in Perth in 1982  where he worked for about five years. 

Michael Holmes’s Net Worth

In Holmes’s career as a correspondent and anchor, he has been able to accumulate a net worth ranging between $1 Million and $30 Million.

Michael Holmes Salary

He receives annual earnings that range between $35,000 and $100,000.

Michael Holmes’s Parents and Siblings

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 he has any siblings.

Michael Holmes Wife/ Spouse

Holmes is married to Alexandra Lorex, however, an update of her wife’s information will be done when available.

Michael Holmes Kids

Holmes has three children a son Mike Holmes Jr. and two daughters; Amanda Holmes and Sherry Holmes.

Michael Holmes CNN

Holmes works at CNN where he works alongside his fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;

Michael Holmes’s Twitter and Instagram

He is vocal on his social media accounts where he posts frequently. On his Twitter account, he has about 37k followers, and about 10k followers on his Instagram account.