Patrick Oppmann Biography
Patrick Oppmann is an American journalist working for CNN based in Atlanta, Georgia, where he serves as a correspondent and News reporter. He has been working with the network since August 2000.
Patrick Oppmann Age
Oppmann likes to keep his personal life private hence he has not yet disclosed the date, month, or year he was born. However, he might be in his 40s.
Patrick Oppmann Height
Oppmann stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches tall.
Patrick Oppmann Family
Oppmann has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if he has any siblings.
Patrick Oppmann Wife
Oppmann is married to Alexandra Oppmann, an owner of a store in Cuba. The store showcases the work of local artisans.
Patrick Oppmann Net Worth
Oppmann has an estimated net worth of between $100,00-$250,00 which he has earned through his successful career as a correspondent and News reporter.
Patrick Oppmann Salary
He earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $90,000.
Patrick Oppmann Education
Oppmann graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Spanish and Latin American studies from Duke University.
Patrick Oppmann Career
Oppmann works for CNN, serving as a correspondent, he is responsible for covering Cuba and the surrounding region for all of the network’s platforms. Patrick hoots and edits his stories, additionally he has traveled widely throughout Latin America. Oppmann reported from the Bahamas on Hurricane Dorian, spending several days on Grand Bahama before, during, and after the Category 5 storm caused catastrophic damage to the islands. Before he had covered Wilma, Irma, and Hurricanes Katrina, he was instrumental in CNN’s coverage of the strongest hurricane ever to make landfall in the Bahamas.
Moreover, he has covered the shooting of Red Sox legend David Ortiz in the Dominican Republic. Patrick spent many days reporting from Santo Domingo on the police investigation that followed. Additionally, covered the Trump administration’s travel ban on US cruise ships traveling to Cuba, with Oppmann reporting from the port of Havana as the last US cruise ship departed Cuba.
Patrick Oppmann Cuba
Furthermore, Oppman was the only reporter for a U.S. television network to report live from Cuba on December 17, 2014. When the historic announcement was made that the U.S. government would change its policy toward Cuba. It was also to seek to reestablish full diplomatic ties with the island’s communist government. Additionally, he broke the story as part of the shift in policy. The U.S. government secretly helped a Cuban spy serving life in a U.S. federal prison to impregnate his wife who was living in Cuba. Patrick was also the first reporter to interview and film Cuban doctors preparing to fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa in 2014.
In 2013, Oppmann covered the movements of a fugitive couple who kidnapped their children in Florida. He located the Hakken family in Cuba after they had sailed to Havana during a custody dispute. Fortunately, the couple was later returned to the U.S. by Cuban officials and convicted of kidnapping. In addition to that, he gained access to a hospital in Cuba that was battling the first outbreak of cholera on the island in over a century the same year.
Patrick Oppmann 33 trapped Chilean miners
Moreover, Oppmann spent weeks reporting from the remote site where desperate efforts were underway to rescue 33 trapped Chilean miners in 2010. He also broke news about the rescue operation’s progress. Moreover, he was among the first reporters to speak with several of the miners after they were successfully pulled from the mine. Furthermore, he contributed to CNN’s Peabody Award-winning coverage of the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill. Patrick also spent weeks traveling from Louisiana to Florida to report on oil’s impact on people living in the region.
In 2000 Oppmann joined CNN as an assignment editor and then field producer with the network’s Miami Bureau. While at the station, he covered a wide range of stories including the investigation into the Sept. 11 attacks, and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Moreover, he moved to the network’s Seattle bureau in 2009. Where he covered a number of stories for all CNN platforms. Additionally, Oppmannreporting has been featured in The St. Petersburg Times, The Christian Science Monitor, and on National Public Radio. It was also featured in the Buenos Aires Herald, and TIME Magazine,
Patrick Oppmann Social Media Platforms
He is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. He has over 82K followers on Instagram, over 800 followers on Facebook, and over 28K followers on his Twitter accounts.
Patrick Oppmann CNN
Oppmann is working at CNN where he works alongside other famous CNN meteorologists, anchors, and reporters including;
- Alex Marquardt
- Miguel Marquez
- Rene Marsh
- Chloe Melas
- Dan Merica
- David McKenzie
- Jeanne Moos
- Mark Morales
- Sara Murray
- Chad Myers
- Paula Newton
- Bianca Nobilo