Jim Acosta Biography
Jim Acosta is a journalist and the chief White House correspondent for CNN born in the United States as Abilio James Acosta. He previously served as the national political correspondent for CNN.
How old is Jim Acosta? – Where was Jim Acosta born? – Age
The CNN chief White House correspondent is 49 years old as of April 7, 2020. He was born in 1971 in Washington, D.C., United States.
Jim Acosta Family
Jim’s parents’ identity is not revealed. His mother is of Irish and Czech ancestry.
Who is Jim Acosta married to? – Wife and Children
He is divorced. He was married to Sharon Mobley Stow, a registered nurse. The couple married in 1994 and divorced in 2017. They are parents of three; two daughters and a son.
What is Jim Acosta’s salary? – Net Worth
Acosta has an estimated net worth of $4 million.
Jim Acosta CNN – Career
Acosta is based in the Washington, D.C. network office and works as a backup anchor. Previously, he was part of Romney’s presidential campaign as the chief reporter. Since joining CNN, Acosta has been a CBS News reporter since February 2003. He also reported many news stories, including the disaster in Virginia Tech and the Gulf Coast during the oil spill crisis. He was part of the CNN team that won Emmy for coverage of the 2012 presidential race.
In 2019, he will receive the annual “Truth to Power” award from the New York Press Club. The award is given to individuals “whose body of work challenges the power establishment and/or defends journalists” In 2009, when the Obama administration lifted certain restrictions on US travel to Cuba, it published from Havana, Cuba, on the impact of the political transition and on the post-Cold War relationship between the United States and Cuba.
In 2009, he covered the Iraq war in Bagdad and Hurricane Katrina, and the 2003 outage that plagued major cities in the Northeast. Previously, he was a reporter for CBS Newspath, a 24-hour news channel on the network. Acosta covered the Pennsylvania Miner Escape, the Washington, D.C. Area Sniper Story, and the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. He started his career as a journalist with WMAL-AM Radio in Washington, D.C., before making the transition to television.
Prior to CBS Newspath, he was a reporter and deputy anchor for WBBM-TV, a Chicago-owned CBS station, from 2000 to 2001; a reporter for KTVT-TV, a Dallas-owned CBS station, from 1998 to 2000; and a reporter and deputy anchor for WBIR-TV in Knoxville, Tenn., from 1995 to 1998. He started his career as a journalist with WMAL-AM Radio in Washington, D.C., before making the transition to television.
Jim Acosta Books
♦ 2020 – El Enemigo Del Pueblo : Una Época Peligrosa Para Contar La Verdad En América Jim Acosta
♦ 2019 – The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America