Nima Elbagir Biography and Wiki
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 Elbagir Age
Nima is 43 years old as of 2022, She was born in July 1978 in Khartoum, Sudan.
Nima Elbagir Height
She stands at an average height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.77m) with a moderate weight.
Nima Elbagir Family and parents
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.
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 Elbagir Sister
She has a younger sister called Yousra Elbagir.
Nima Elbagir Husband and Baby
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.
Nima Elbagir CNN Wikipedia
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.
At immense personal risk she reported on the Ebola outbreak which has ravaged West Africa, going inside Liberia’s quarantine zones and exploring the devastation the disease has wrought across 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 Haram. 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.
Elbagir 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.
Nima Elbagir Salary
Nima receives an annual salary ranging between $ 24,292 and $ 72,507 that translates to an hourly average wage of between $ 10.15 and $ 31.32. She has an estimated Net Worth of $250,000 as of 2020, She has amassed this amount from her career as a news journalist for CNN News and other previous networks she has worked for.