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CNN Newsource hires Jimenez as DC correspondent

Omar JimenezOmar Jimenez is joining CNN Newsource as a national correspondent based in Washington, D.C.

He starts the new job August 7.

Jimenez was most recently general assignment reporter at WBAL-TV 11 in Baltimore. He had been at WBAL since July of 2015.

He previously reported for WGEM-TV in Quincy, Illinois for almost four years. Before that, he worked with the Chicago Innocence Project, where he investigated potential wrongful convictions alongside other journalism and law students from across Chicago.

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I'm an Emmy award-winning journalist, who's worked as an on-air reporter in Spanish and English-language television news. I've worked for Univision, Telemundo, CNN en Español and Los Angeles Fox and UPN stations before diving into a convergence model at the San Jose Mercury News. I was president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists from 2004 to 2006, and inducted into the Hall of Fame in August of 2016. As an online news manager, I was West Coast Web Editor for impreMedia and Managing Editor of IntersectionsSouthLA.org. In addition to running Media Moves, which I founded in June of 2007, I'm a regular contributor to Forbes and also do freelance work as writer, reporter and producer.
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