Oren Liebermann

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Oren Liebermann
Born1982/1983 (age 36–37)[1]
United States
EducationB.A. University of Virginia
M.A. Syracuse University
Spouse(s)Cassie Kramer

Oren Liebermann is an American journalist who works as the Jerusalem correspondent for CNN.[2]


Liebermann was raised in Israel and in the Wayside section of Ocean Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey, where he attended Ocean Township High School.[3] He speaks English in addition to his first language Hebrew.[3][4] He graduated with a B.S. from the University of Virginia informational technology and marketing and a M.A. in Broadcast Journalism from Syracuse University.[2][3] After school, he began his career in radio working as a sports reporter for WINA-AM in Charlottesville, Virginia before moving to television as a reporter for WBOC-TV in Salisbury, Maryland; the Washington, D.C. reporter for WYOU-TV of Scranton, Pennsylvania; and in 2007, he joined WAVY-TV in Norfolk, Virginia.[3] In 2010,[3] he worked as a general assignment reporter for CBS 3 in Philadelphia.[2] In 2015, he joined CNN as their Jerusalem correspondent.[2] During his time as a journalist, he has won two Emmys and three Associated Press awards.[2]

Personal life[edit]

In 2012, he married Allentown-native Cassandra "Cassie" Kramer[1][5][6] in an interfaith ceremony.[7] They met while both were working as reporters at WBOC in Delaware.[1] He lives with his wife and daughter in Jerusalem[2] and has dual citizenship in Israel and the United States.[3] He has Type 1 Diabetes and serves as an advocate for those who have the condition[2] and has authored a book detailing his experience entitled "The Insulin Express."[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Surviving a Life-Threatening Diagnosis — 12,000 Miles From Home". Yahoo.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Oren Liebermann - CNN Correspondent". CNN. Archived from the original on 2018-09-23.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Oren Liebermann joins CBS3, CW Philly as reporter". The Philly Ad Club. August 20, 2010.
  4. ^ Liebermann, Oren. The Insulin Express: One Backpack, Five Continents, and the Diabetes Diagnosis That Changed Everything, p. 26. Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., 2017. ISBN 9781510718494. Accessed October 29, 2018. "I never went to a single Ocean Township High School Spartans game and I never paid any attention to the NHL, MLB, NASCAR, MLS, NFL, or any other league, with the recent exception of the NBA."
  5. ^ a b "CNN's Oren Liebermann on Life With Type 1 Diabetes". Diabetes Self Management. January 26, 2018.
  6. ^ Derakhshani, Tirdad (May 24, 2017). "Former CBS3 reporter didn't let a surprise diabetes diagnosis re-route his bucket-list adventure". Philadelphia Inquirer.
  7. ^ "Cassandra Kramer and Oren Liebermann at Bear Creek". Rhinehart. October 10, 2012.