Shimon Prokupecz is one of the biggest names as far as crime reporting is concerned. He is a popular face on CNN where he covers crime, law enforcement agencies in Washington DC, as well as the FBI.
He started his career with the network in 2013 and has since then been improving in his arts, breaking many important news stories. Before joining CNN, he has worked with other media outfits including WABC-TV.
Shimon Prokupecz Biography
It was on February 4, 1978, in the United States that Shimon Prokupecz was born. Although it is known that he was brought up in Brooklyn, New York, there is nothing significantly known about his parent or if he has any siblings or even his childhood.
He happens to be quite close to his mother whose picture he has shared on social media. He once shared a picture of his grandfather on Instagram, celebrating him on Veterans Day.
For his education, after he was through with high school, Shimon Prokupecz proceeded to Hunter College in New York where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
After his graduation from college, Prokupecz first took a paralegal job in the office of the Brooklyn District Attorney. He continued this work for a while before he decided to switch his interest to journalism. His first work was with the ABC television network-affiliated WABC-TV where he worked as an assignment editor. It didn’t take him too long there to prove himself and so he moved to NBC television network’s WNBC; this time around, he worked as a producer.
In 2013, he started working as a justice producer with CNN in Washington, D.C. He was there for some time before he moved to New York where he worked at the network’s bureau. His beat here included the FBI, New York Police Department, and all the other law enforcement agencies in the entire Northeast U.S.
By 2017, he was back to the network’s bureau in Washington continuing as a crime and justice reporter. He has worked on a lot of things including the investigations into the Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections. He has also worked on things like the wiretapping claims of US President Donald Trump, the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, and the 2016 Pulse Nightclub shooting.
Family – Is He Gay?
As it stands, Shimon Prokupecz has never been married, neither does he have any kids.
Even though his face is very popular on TV where you get to see him almost always, Shimon Prokupecz is still a very private person who has not let out so much about himself, most especially as it regards his love life and relationships.
Because he has easily kept his love life away from the public domain, there have been many speculations in the past about his sexual orientation with some claiming that the CNN man may as well be gay. However, there has been no confirmation in that regards from the famous media personality.
That said, there has never been anything to link him to any man in the past as his lover. Still, he has not failed to show his support for the gay community. In the past, Shimon Prokupecz has taken to his social media to celebrate gay pride and offer his strong support to the gay community.
Prior to 2016, he was linked to author and broadcast journalist, Katy Tur who worked with NBC. Although the two were close at a time that he shared a few of their pictures together, there is nothing to give credence to the speculation that they dated and neither of the two has come out to say anything to that effect. With that said, it is suspected that Shimon is either single or in a very private relationship.
Shimon Prokupecz’s Height
Needless to say, the CNN anchor is a good looking man who as much as possible has tried to keep fit as he continues to share his workout routine on social media. Nevertheless, he is not the tallest man that one would get to meet as he stands at a height of only 5 Feet 7 Inches. He has a body weight of 70 Kg.
What’s His Net Worth?
Prokupecz has been a very hard working individual over the years, which has helped him to be famous. In line with that, it has also attracted fortune to him as he has a net worth that is estimated at $2 million.