Michael Holmes Biography
Michael Holmes is a skilled American and an award-winning journalist currently working at CNN as an anchor and correspondent for International. He is based at the network’s headquarters in Atlanta. Holmes has an experience in journalism for more than four decades and anchors CNN Newsroom with Michael Holmes Friday through Monday mornings between 12 and 3 am ET (5-8 am GMT).
Michael Holmes Age|Birthday
How old is Holmes? He is 62 years old as of 2023. Holmes was born in December 1960 in Perth, Australia. He celebrates his birthday in December every year.
Michael Holmes Education
He has not disclosed information regarding where he attended College/University. This information is currently under review.
Michael Holmes Height|Weight
He stands on an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 70kgs
Michael Holmes Family|Parents|Siblings
He was born in Perth, Australia to his loving and caring parents Jim Holme, father, and Shirley Holme, mother, however, he has not revealed information regarding his family members.
Michael Holmes Wife|Married
Holmes is happily married to Alexandra Lorex, hence he has not disclosed information regarding his husband.
Michael Holmes Children
The couple is blessed with three children, namely, Mike Holmes Jr., Amanda Holme, and Sherry Holmes., hence he has not disclosed information regarding his children. T
Michael Holmes Career
At the age of 17 years, Holmes started his career, as a cub reporter with the Daily News, an afternoon newspaper in Perth. After working in newspapers for nearly five years, he started his television career in 1982 with the Nine Network in Perth. Moreover, he has worked also for several British media outlets, including WTN, The Observer newspaper, and TV-AM.
Holmes has reported several conflicts, including Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, the West Bank, and Gaza. He reported on the war in Iraq from the very beginning, making more than a dozen trips there. He reported on all kinds of war including the insurgency and occupation to the trial and execution of Saddam Hussein. Holmes survived an ambush on a two-vehicle CNN convoy which left two CNN staff members dead and one wounded in January 2004.
He covered the Central American migrant crisis from the Mexico-Guatemala border and 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. Most recently, he has covered the deadly protests on the Gaza-Israel border, the Israeli elections, and the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
In 1996, Holmes joined CNNI as the first Australian anchor for the network, has also reported extensively from all corners of the globe including Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Nepal, Mexico, India, Africa, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, and has traveled to more than 80 countries.
Michael Holmes CNN
Holmes worked for several weeks in Iraq covering the Iraqi-led offensive to recapture Mosul from ISIS in the fall of 2016. His reporting contributed to a 2016 Peabody Award for CNN, recognizing the network’s coverage of the Battle for Mosul, ISIS in Iraq and Syria, and Undercover in Syria.
Additionally, he reported from Brussels following the deadly terror attacks at the Zaventem airport and Maelbeek metro station in March 2016. Holmes covered Belgium’s response to these ISIS attacks, even holding an exclusive interview with a family member of Belgian jihadist Hicham Chaib for several days.
Furthermore, 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.
Holmes has served most 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. In addition, he reported on the Libyan revolution that led to the toppling of Moammar Gadhafi, working for several weeks with Libyan rebels as they upgrade from the western mountains and covered the at-times fierce fighting in several towns and cities.
Michael Holmes Salary|Net Worth
Holmes has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000 and has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which he earned from his broadcasting career.
Michael Holmes Social Media Platforms
Holmes is very active on social media platforms and has over 35.7k followers on Twitter, 500 followers on Instagram, and over 4k followers on Facebook.