Nima Elbagir Biography
Nima Elbagir is a Sudanese journalist and an award-winning international television correspondent. Elbagir joined CNN as a London-based international correspondent. She had been nominated for other awards including the Amnesty Award for Human Rights Journalism and the One World Broadcast Awards.
In 2008, she was shortlisted for Young Journalist of the Year at the Royal Television Society Awards, and in 2016, the society named her Specialist Journalist of the Year. Her work had taken her “to some of the darkest and most difficult places to report on in the past 12 months”, said the citation, adding that Elbagir had “demonstrated great determination and bravery as well as deep humanity. She also served as a publisher in Sudan. She holds Sudanese nationality and British. Nima is of African, black race, and Muslim by faith.
Nima Elbagir Age
Nima was born in July 1978 in Khartoum, Sudan. She is 43 years old as of 2021. The date she celebrates her birthday is not available.
Nima Elbagir Height and Weight
Elbagir stands at an average height and moderate weight. She has black hair and black eyes. Her body measurements will be updated.
Nima Elbagir Parents and Siblings
Elbagir was born in Khartoum, Sudan. She is the daughter of Ahmed Abdullah Elbagir, was a journalist who was jailed before her birth. Her mother, is Ibtisam Affan, was the first publisher in Sudan. She has three siblings. Two sisters named Yousra Elbagir and Safia Elbagir and brother. Elbagir is of Sudanese origin.
Nima Elbagir Husband and Children
Elbagir is currently engaged to a British diplomat who she has been dating for a few years as a boyfriend. The pair are said to get married in the near future and the couple meets in Sudan. Nima has not disclosed any information about her having kids.
Nima Elbagir Education
Elbagir enrolled and got educated in Sudan and in Britain. She is a graduate with a BSc in Philosophy from The London School of Economics. She is also fluent in Arabic and English.
Nima Elbagir Career
Elbagir started her journalism career as a stringer with Reuters in 2002 reporting from Sudan, and one of the first to provide footage from inside Darfur; she as well filed material for the Economist, the FT, and Radio France International.
She worked with Reuters as a London-based Graduate Trainee through to 2005. She got to be named the 2020 Royal Television Society ‘Television Journalist of the Year’ and recently received the prestigious 2019 Alfred I.
She as well reported from Sudan on the case of Noura Hussein, the Sudanese teenager who was sentenced to death for killing her rapist husband.
She traveled to Libya in 2017 with producer Raja Razek and photojournalist Alex Platt to investigate reports of African migrants being sold at slave auctions. Carrying concealed cameras into a property outside the capital of Tripoli, Elbagir and Razek witnessed a dozen African migrants auctioned off — some for as little as $400 — in less than 10 minutes.
She as well filed several exclusive reports on the story of Yehya Ibrahim, a Sundanese woman sentenced to death for committing apostasy Her work on this story brought the attention of the world to Ibrahim’s plight, helping to generate the political pressure which eventually led the Sudanese government to grant her a reprieve.
She led CNN’s coverage on the spiraling violence at the Central African Republic, traveling with the French troops as they worked to broker peace between entrenched Muslim and Christian fighters. Before joining CNN, she worked in various capacities for the UK’s Channel 4 for a number of years starting in 2005: She as well 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.
Nima Elbagir Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $1 million.