Michael Holmes Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 04 Jan, 2017
Facts of Michael Holmes
Date of Birth: 1960 , December
Birth Nation: Australia
Name Michael Holmes
Birth Name Michael Holmes
Nick Name Michael
Father Jim Holmes
Mother Shirley Holmes
Nationality Australian
Birth Place/City Perth
Ethnicity White
Profession Television host
Net Worth $25 million
Eye Color Light-Brown
Hair Color Brown
Face Color White
Famous for Businessman, investor, television host, philanthropist
Married Yes
Married to Alexandra Lorex
Children 3
Divorce Yes
Awards The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
Books The Holmes Manual
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Award-winning anchor and correspondent for CNN International based in Australia, Michael Holmes is one of the experienced and courageous journalists in CNN network. He has nearly 4 decades of experience in journalism and has worked as a foreign correspondent in multiple countries irrespective to their peaceful stability. Michael has spent most of his career years in war and conflict zones. He is the anchor of CNNI’s CNN Today with Amara Walker.

Early Life & Education

Born on December 1960 in Australia, Michael Holmes was born and raised in Perth where he completed his education. He got his education from Perth High School and Wesley College. There is not much information revealed in his early life.


Michael Holmes' career started as a cub reporter with an afternoon newspaper in Perth called "Daily News" at the age of 17. Between the journeys from an afternoon newspaper to a reputed media-journalism house, CNN, Michael Holmes worked as a reporter for Australia’s Nine Network for more than a decade. He spent four years in London covering the stories on Northern Ireland, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the first Intifada, the first Gulf War and other stories. His report on miners’ uprising in 1990 Bucharest earned him an Australian Television Society Award.

Michael Holmes' journey in CNN started in 1996 from CNN International as the first Australian anchor for the CNN network. He has reported extensively from different parts of the world including Asia, Europe, Middle-East, countries like India, Nepal, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Most of Michael Holmes' career years highlights on the coverage of world’s hotspots areas like the report on Ukraine, where Michael anchored live from Kiev on the riots and Crimean referendum; Libya, where he spent several weeks with Libyan rebels covering the at-times fierce fighting in several towns and cities, war in Iraq, trial and execution of Saddam Hussein and many more.

Michael Holmes survived an ambush on a two-vehicle CNN convoy where two of CNN staff members died and one wounded. Michael has seen violence and deadly incidents during dangerous times as he has covered exclusively the riots and conflicts. Besides, Michael has also interviews prime ministers and presidents of several nations.

Hard working and courageous journalist Michael Holmes’ salary and net worth is not disclosed but is assumed to be very high as per his works.

Personal Life

As for how his professional life is discussed, it is just opposite to Michael Holmes personal life. No any information is disclosed by any source whatsoever. It is not known whether he is married or divorced with his wife or is single by any means which has brought the curiosity on his sexuality as well. It was speculated if he is a gay. Everything relating to Michael Holmes personal life is in complete shade.

Social Media Profile

With the twitter handle of @holmescnn, Michael Holmes is active on Twitter since April 2009. A short biography on Michael Holmes is available in Wikipedia and has CNN profile. 


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