Shimon Prokupecz is an American journalist who works as a crime and justice reporter for CNN. On his Biography on CNN, he describes himself as an Emmy award-winning journalist and CNN crime and justice correspondent based in New York.
Shimon Prokupecz Age
He was born on Feb 4, 1978, in Russia and is currently 44 years old in 2022. He immigrated to the US as a child and was raised in Brooklyn, New York.
Shimon seems to have a close bond with his mom. His first post on his Instagram was that of his mom and he captioned it, “Mom — enjoying some lunch on the Brighton Beach boardwalk.”
Shimon Prokupecz Education
He is a graduate of Hunter College.
Shimon Prokupecz Career
After completing his education at Hunter College, Shimon went on to work as a paralegal in the office of the Brooklyn District Attorney before working as an assignment editor at WABC-TV and then as a producer at WNBC.
He joined CNN in 2013 as their Crime and Justice producer based in Washington, D.C., and later New York City. In 2017, he returned to Washington, D.C. as a crime and justice reporter. He speaks Russian.
He previously worked at NBC News as a Producer from Jan 2011 to Nov 2013 as per his Linkedin.
Is Shimon Prokupecz Gay? His Partner
Shimon has been rumored to be gay. To compound those rumors, on Pride month. He posted on June 27, 2021, in a post that reads, “Happy Pride from the West Coast.” He has however never come out as gay and he has not revealed his partner as of yet.
The reporter has been covering the Texas shooting involving 18-year-old Texas school shooter Salvador Ramos. Ramos shot dead 19 young children and two of their teachers on Tuesday, May 24 in a shooting that has left the country reeling from gun violence once again. The 18-year-old gunman was shot and killed by law enforcement at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde Texas.
The Elementary School where the shooting happened has 600 students enrolled and most of them (90 %) are Hispanic as per the district’s record. It is located in the city of Uvalde, the hometown of Matthew McConaughey, 60 miles east of the Mexican border and 80 miles west of San Antonio.