Who is Sinisa Babcic?
Sinisa Babcic was born in Chicago, Illinois USA, and is a finance manager, but better known to the public as the husband of journalist Poppy Harlow. His wife rose to fame with her work for Forbes and CNN, and is currently the anchor of the show “CNN Newsroom” on which she reports from their headquarters in New York City.
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The Net Worth of Sinisa Babcic
Sinisa Babcic has a net worth estimated to be over $2 million, earned through success in a managerial position in the finance industry.
He probably benefits from the success of his wife as well, as Harlow has a net worth estimated to be over $6 million, thanks to high valued contracts she’s had with CNN.
Early Life, Education, and Career
Details of how Sinisa developed an interest in the financial world is not known though he started pursuing it after high school, when he enrolled at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. The university is the flagship institution of the entire U of I system, having been operational since 1867. It is considered one of the top universities of the state, offering over 250 programs and having produced various high profile alumni.
He completed a degree in Business Finance in 2004, and after graduating began working as an investment banker. He was employed by several well-known companies over the years, including RBC Wealth Management, Temenos, and Thomson Reuters. He also worked as a business analyst., and in 2013 joined the company Ernst & Young as a Senior Manager, overseeing the Advisory Services Practice Department. EY is one of the largest finance and accounting firms in the world, with branches in many countries. Their primary headquarters is in London, and they also have a large presence in the US.
Wife – Poppy Harlow
Poppy grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota where her father worked as an attorney. However, during her teens, her father passed away and she then primarily stayed with her mother. She attended the private preparatory The Blake School, and after matriculating enrolled at the Ivy League’s Columbia University where she studied for a degree in Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies, graduating Magna Cum Laude, and having her first experience as an intern, for CBS.
After graduating she continued working for CBS, on the financial website MarketWatch, also as an assistant producer for “NewsPath”. She later left the company, to get her first reporting and anchoring job with NY1 News, covering cultural events, economy, and politics in New York and New Jersey.
In 2007, she was hired by the website Forbes, for which which she did video content and articles, covering business, entertainment, and the fashion world.
— Poppy Harlow (@PoppyHarlowCNN) October 21, 2019
She stayed there for a year, before getting offered a position with CNN.
Poppy Harlow at CNN
Harlow first worked in CNN as the anchor for CNNMoney, reporting for several programs with the network, and posting video content through CNNMoney’s website. She also did work for sister companies such as HLN and CNN International. Over the years, she would gain attention and awards for her work, leading her to be named a New York-based correspondent in 2012.
The following year, she continued to make waves in the industry, reporting on the conviction of two high school American Football players who raped a 16-year old girl. However, her statements attracted controversy, as she seemingly expressed sympathy for rapists, which caused an outrage requesting CNN to apologize for the way they created the news.
Over the years, she continued to serve as a part of CNN’s main programming while also filling in for CNN International when the need arose.
In 2017, she was assigned as the new co-anchor of “CNN Newsroom” alongside Jim Sciutto, following the departure of Carol Costello to HLN. The program broadcasts each week, covering two hours of the morning broadcast, featuring news reports both live and taped, along with analysis from experts. The show has been running since 2006, having replaced “CNN Live Today”.
Babcic and Harlow met each other through their respective jobs, as for a time, she was assigned to cover the finance industry.
They started a relationship, and were married in 2012 in a private ceremony attended only by loves ones. They have two children together. In 2015, while she was pregnant with her first child she passed out while live on the air doing her anchoring duties. She was taken off-air and later returned stating that she was fine, and had passed out from the heat. A check-up revealed that her unborn child was well too. The family resides in New York City.