Nima Elbagir

Nima Elbagir Bio, Age, Husband, CNN News

Who is CNN’s Nima Elbagir?

Nima Elbagir is a Sudanese award-winning news journalist currently working as an international correspondent for CNN News. Ms. Elbagir joined CNN as a London-based International correspondent.

Nima is one of the luckiest East African to work for an international News station like the likes of Larry Madowo who is a Kenyan ((hakuna matata). She joined CNN in February 2011 as a reporter based at the network’s Johannesburg bureau, later relocating to Nairobi. Africa has been the primary focus of her reporting for CNN, placing her at the forefront of nearly every major news story from the continent in the past three years.

As a journalist you have to be old to get that story, right?, Nima was one of the brave ones who reported on the Ebola outbreak that devastated West Africa, venturing into Liberia’s quarantine zones to explore the devastation the disease inflicted on both urban and rural communities.

Elbagir was also the first international journalist to report from Chibok, the northern Nigerian village from which over 250 schoolgirls were kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko H*ram. Here she was able to interview two young girls who had managed to escape, and who described the ordeal of the capture and the fear they now felt.

Elbagir also led CNN’s coverage on the spiralling violence which engulfed the Central African Republic, travelling with the French troops as they worked to broker peace between entrenched Muslim and Christian fighters.

Prior to this, during her time freelancing for CNN, the stories she covered during this time included the escalating violence against women in the Congo; Nigeria’s 50th anniversary of independence; the South Sudanese Referendum; and CNN’s coverage of the Hajj.

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.

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.

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

Elbagir was born in Khartoum, Sudan, to her parents Amed Abdullah Elbagir her father who was a journalist jailed before her birth. Her mother’s name is Ibtisam Affan who was the first publisher in Sudan. She has a younger sister called Yousra Elbagir.

Nima moved to the US when she was 3 years old and when she was eight years old she moved to Sudan. After six years in Sudan, she returned to the United Kingdom. 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 is married to her loving husband Mark Brit. In their marriage, Nima and her husband Mark Brit have been blessed with a wonderful child Ali.

Simpler Deatails

Full NameNima Elbagir
Age44 years old
Relationship StatusMarried
Height5 feet  8 inches
Known ForCNN News
Zodiac SignAries
Net Worth$250,000 (Estimate)


Nima has an estimated Net Worth of $250,000 as of 2024, She has amassed this amount from her career as a news journalist for CNN News and other previous networks she has worked for.

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