• Shimon Prokupecz is an American journalist and TV personality
• He is of American nationality and white ethnicity
• He currently serves as the crime and justice reporter for CNN's Washington bureau
• His career began as a paralegal at the District Attorney's Office in his home town
• His net worth is estimated at $2 million


Who is Shimon Prokupecz?

Shimon Prokupecz is an American journalist and TV personality, who is probably best known currently for serving as the crime and justice reporter for the CNN’s Washington bureau, where he primarily covers the FBI-related stories as well as law enforcement issues.


Shimon Prokupecz’s Early Life, Parents and Education

Shimon was born on the 2nd April 1978, and was raised in New York City’s most populous borough – Brooklyn. There isn’t much data about his childhood or his family’s background, except that he is of American nationality and white ethnicity, while his zodiac sign is Aries. Upon matriculating from a local high school, Shimon continued his education at Hunter College. However, there isn’t any further information whether he completed his studies or not, or which subject he majored in, but according to the success that he has archived in his professional career, it is quite plausible that he received training in journalism.

Shimon Prokupecz’s Early Career

Shimon began his professional career at the District Attorney’s office in his home town, where he served as a paralegal. After honing his skills in legal work, he later put some effort towards journalism and reporting, and joined the NBC flagship station’s virtual channel – WNBC – as its producer. He later transferred to the ABC’s WABC-TV and became its assignment editor. It is certain that all these engagements and ventures helped Shimon Prokupecz to sharpen his professional reporting skills as well as to increase his popularity.

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Shimon Prokupecz and the CNN

In 2013, Shimon relocated to Washington, D.C. where he joined CNN as its justice producer. As an ambitious and prominent reporter, he was eventually transferred to the CNN’s New York City headquarters, where he covered the FBI and New York Police Department as a law enforcement producer. The real breakthrough in Shimon Prokupecz’s professional career occurred in 2017 when he moved back to Washington D.C., and since then has served as the CNN’s crime and justice reporter.


In his career so far, Shimon has covered several of nation’s most groundbreaking stories such as the shooting of 18-year old African-American boy Michael Brown in 2014, raising charges against Senator Robert Menendez, as well as the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting when the security guard killed 49 and wounded 53 people in the gay nightclub Pulse. Besides these, some of other Shimon Prokupecz’s highlights include the Trump Tower wiretapping allegations in 2016, with the current president of the US Donald Trump, accusing his predecessor Barack Obama of wiretapping his phones during the presidential campaign, as well as covering and reporting on alleged Russian meddling in the US Presidential Election.


Apart from all those already mentioned above, Shimon Prokupecz had also been featured in several other CNN programs, and shows such as “CNN Newsroom”, “CNN Saturday”, “At This Hour” as well as “The Lead with Jake Tapper” podcast and “Anderson Cooper 360°”.


Manhattan Terrorist Attack controversy

Shimon Prokupecz was one of the CNN reporters who was covering the ‘The Manhattan Attack’ in late October 2017, when 11 people was injured while eight people was killed after the truck ran over them in Lower Manhattan near the World Trade Center. Shimon caught the public’s attention for declining to reveal details about the attacker’s appearance stating: “Police know who he is. They have a description of him. I’m not going to share that at the moment.”

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Shimon Prokupecz’s Age, Personal Appearance and Presence of Social Media

One of the CNN’s most popular TV personalities, 40-year old Shimon Prokupecz, is quite active on several social media networks such as Twitter, on which he regularly posts updates regarding his professional career, which has been followed by more than 30,000 followers. He is also active on Instagram, with over 1,700 fans. His profile is abundant with pictures from his daily work routine as well as from his everyday private life, including working out and catching up with his friends and family. Shimon sports a slim and toned figure, featuring a height of 5 ft 8″.


Shimon Prokupecz’s Net Worth

Have you ever wondered how much wealth this American reporter and journalist has accumulated so far? How rich Shimon Prokupecz is? According to authoritative sources, is is estimated that the total of Shimon Prokupecz’s net worth, as of mid-2018, revolves around the sum of $2 million, acquired through his professional career that has been active since the mid-2000s.

Is Shimon Prokupecz Married? Is Shimon Prokupecz gay? More about his personal life


Despite his appearing on-camera regularly, and despite his popularity, Shimon Prokupecz has somehow managed to keep his private life low profile, as there isn’t much information about any previous love affairs or romantic connections. In spite of the circulating rumors about his sexual orientation, Shimon is not gay, and it appears that he is still single.


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CNN Newsroom2015TV Series crime and justice producer - 2 episodes


CNN NewsCenter2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Covering Law Enforcement For CNN
CNN Newsroom2014TV SeriesHimself - Cover Law Enforcement

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  1. Pearl Maier Lugassy Reply

    After constanting watching you on CNN, I found my true hero. Your journalistic insight is without a doubt uncomparable. Because your name is Shimon, I wanted to look you up also because I am an Israeli and my birthday is April 2nd, like yours!! Your name, Shimon is the name of the son of Jacob. He was the son of Abraham. You are my hero in these conflicted times.

    Pearl Maier

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