Patrick Oppmann Profile
Patrick Oppmann is an American Correspondent and News Reporter working for CNN in Atlanta, Georgia. He joined the network in August 2000.
Oppmann is a proud graduate of Duke University. He graduated from the university in the year 2000 with a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Spanish and Latin American Studies. He fluently speaks Spanish.
Patrick Oppmann Career
Oppmann serves at CNN as a correspondent based in Havana. He covers Cuba and the surrounding region for all of CNN’s platforms. In addition to his role, he also edits and shoots his stories. Oppmann began as an assignment editor, then a field producer based in CNN’s Miami, Florida bureau. In Miami, he reported on a wide array of stories such as the investigation into the 9/11 (September 11) attacks. In the year 2009, Oppmann was based in CNN’s Seattle bureau, where he reported on several stories for all the network’s platforms.
Over the years with CNN, he has provided live coverage of Hurricane Dorian from the Bahamas, where he spent a couple of days on Grand Bahama after, during, and before the Category 5 storm that caused catastrophic damage to the islands. Oppmann has reported on Hurricanes Irma, Wilma, and Katrina. He was part of the network’s coverage of the strongest hurricane ever in history to make landfall in the Bahamas.
Oppmann has reported on David Ortiz’s (Red Sox legend) shooting in the Dominican Republic. He also spent numerous days providing coverage from Santo Domingo on the investigations after the shooting. Oppmann has covered the travel ban of Donald Trump’s administration on United States ships traveling to Cuba.
He was the only news reporter for a United States TV network to provide a live report from Cuba on December 17, 2014. It was when the historic announcements regarding the changing of policy in the government of the United States toward Cuba, were made. Oppmann was the 1st news reporter to film and conduct interviews with Cuban doctors while they prepared to fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa in the year 2014.
Quick Facts About Patrick Oppmann
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In the year 2013, Oppmann tracked the movements of a fugitive couple that kidnapped their kids in the state of Florida. While tracking, he found the Hakken family in Cuba after having cruised to Havana during a custody dispute. The couple was subsequently returned to the United States by the officials of Cuba. The couple was convicted of kidnapping.
Oppmann spent a couple of weeks providing live coverage from the hidden site where hopeless efforts were underway to rescue 33 trapped miners in Chile, in the year 2010. On the assignment, he frequently reported on the rescue progress of the operation and he became the 1st journalist to talk with a number of the miners after the rescue became successful.
He was instrumental in the network’s coverage of the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill that won a Peabody Award. The St. Petersburg Times, The Christian Science Monitor, TIME Magazine, The Buenos Aires Herald, and National Public Radio have featured Oppmann’s reporting work.
Patrick Oppmann Age
Oppmann’s age is unknown for he has managed to keep his personal life private. Therefore, there is no information regarding how old Oppmann is or when he celebrates his birthday. However, he might be in his 40s.
Patrick Oppmann Height
Oppmann stands at a height of approximately 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m).
Patrick Oppmann Family
Information regarding Oppmann’s parents and siblings is currently under review. However, the information will be updated as soon as it’s available.
Patrick Oppmann Wife
Oppmann is married to his lovely spouse, Alexandra Oppmann, an owner of a store in Cuba. The store showcases the work of local artisans. There is no information about their wedding or engagement.
Patrick Oppmann Children
Oppmann and his wife, Alexandra, take great pride in being mom and dad to their 3 children: 2 daughters and one son. One of the daughters is called Alma (firstborn) and the others are identical twins. The names of the other daughter and the son “twins” are currently under review. The store that Oppmann’s wife owns was named after Alma. Oppmann often posts his wife and kids on his Instagram page.
Patrick Oppmann Salary
Being one of the top journalists for CNN, he earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Patrick Oppmann Net Worth
Oppmann has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a Correspondent and News Reporter.
At CNN Oppmann works alongside;
- Phil Mattingly
- Suzanne Malveaux
- Ryan Nobles
- Paula Newton
- Chad Myers
- Jeanne Moos
- David McKenzie
- Oren Liebermann
- Alex Marquardt
- Miguel Marquez
- Athena Jones
- Laura Jarrett
- Kristen Holmes
- Paula Hancocks