CNN’s Omar Jimenez to be 65th Annual Meeting Keynote Speaker

Omar Jimenez, CNN National CorrespondentGBC 65th Annual Meeting Keynote Speaker Omar Jimenez, CNN National Correspondent, to discuss “Reporting from the Front Lines of the Racial Equity Protests” 

Omar Jimenez is a CNN National Correspondent based in Chicago.

In his first year as a National Correspondent, he was the lead reporter in the death of Kobe Bryant, covered the COVID-19 pandemic from the front lines beginning in March at a nursing home in Washington, and was at the forefront of numerous protests within the Black Lives Matter movement, including the death of George Floyd. He and his crew were arrested on live television in Minneapolis while covering protests in the city after Floyd’s death.

Jimenez started with CNN in 2017 for the network’s affiliate service, CNN Newsource, based in Washington, D.C. While there, he covered breaking news stories for CNN’s more than 900 affiliates nationwide.

Prior to joining CNN, Jimenez worked for WBAL-TV in Baltimore, where he was a reporter and fill-in anchor. While there, he received an individual Emmy nomination for general assignment reporting.

He graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, where he also played on the varsity men’s basketball team.

GBC’s 65th Annual Meeting takes place on October 14, 2020, from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. via Livestream.

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The Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) is a regional organization of business and civic leaders that includes businesses, nonprofit organizations and educational and civic institutions. It is the leading voice for the private sector in the Baltimore region on issues relating to economic growth, job creation, workforce development, transportation, the business climate and quality of life. The GBC’s membership is comprised of over 500 member organizations, including large, mid-size and small companies, nonprofits, education and foundations in the Greater Baltimore region.