Who is Nima Elbagir?
Nima Elbagir is one of the prominent journalists for CNN. She works as a Chief International Investigative Correspondent for the station. She began working for CNN in 2011 as a correspondent based in Johannesburg. Later, she transferred to the Nairobi bureau of the network before settling in London, where she is currently based.
Nima has worked tirelessly for CNN and some of her notable works at the station include leading the network’s coverage of the Central African Republic’s rising violence and accompanying French peacekeepers as they attempted to mediate a truce between entrenched Muslim and Christian fighters.
Nima Elbagir Age
Elbagir is 44 years old. She was born on July 20, 1978, in Khartoum, Sudan.
Nima Elbagir Height
Elbagir stands at an average height of 6 feet 3 inches.
Nima Elbagir Education
Elbagir studied both in Sudan and England. She received her Bachelor of Science in Philosophy from the London School of Economics.
Nima Elbagir Husband | Baby
Elbagir is married to Mark Brit. They have been together in marriage for more than 10 years. Nima and her husband have a son together. The couple rarely shares their marriage life with the public hence their son’s identity is uncertain.
Nima Elbagir Salary
Elbagir earns an average salary of $278,378. She works as a Chief International Investigative Correspondent for the station.
Nima Elbagir Net Worth
Elbagir has an estimated net worth of $4 million. She has worked in mainstream media for many years hence generating a sustainable livelihood.
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Elbagir started her journalism career in 2002 as a freelancer for Reuters, reporting from Sudan and being one of the first to give videotape from inside Darfur. She has contributed to the Economist, the FT, and Radio France International.
She spent several years, beginning in 2005, working in a variety of capacities for the UK’s Channel 4, including reporting from Kabul for Channel 4 News on a freelance basis, providing content for the “Unreported World” documentary series, and providing both reporting and presentation for Channel 4 News and More4 News.
Elbagir’s exclusives during this time included the first televised evidence of Iranian weapons being delivered to the Taliban, the first interview with the Aegis security company whistleblower about the Iraq “Trophy Videos,” and the first interview with Jacob Zuma before his rape trial.
She worked as a freelancer for CNN, reporting on stories such as the increasing violence against women in the Congo, the 50th anniversary of Nigeria’s independence, the referendum in South Sudan, and CNN’s coverage of the Hajj.
Elbagir and her team received praise in 2019 for their year-long investigation into Father Luk Delft: The Case of the Predator Priest, a pedophile priest who was sent to work for an aid organization in Africa, helping vulnerable families, despite the fact that his Catholic order was aware he had been found guilty of child abuse years earlier in Europe.
In the midst of the Horn of Africa famine, she was reporting from Somalia when Safia Gadhafi, the former Libyan leader’s wife, in Tripoli, agreed to an exclusive phone interview. Elbagir spoke with Justice Minister Mohamed Abdelaziz al-Juindy, who demanded that former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak be given the death penalty, after the revolution in Egypt.
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Nima Elbagir Ethnicity
Elbagir is of Sudanese heritage. She is fluent in Arabic and English.
Where is Elbagir from?
Elbagir is a native of Khartoum, Sudan.