Jim Acosta Biography and Wiki
Jim Acosta is a renowned American broadcast journalist, anchor, and chief domestic correspondent for CNN. Jim also served as the CNN chief White House correspondent during the Trump administration and also covered the Obama administration. Acosta is also the author of the book The Enemy of The People: A dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America.
Jim Acosta Age, Birthday and Nationality
Acosta was born on April 17, 1971, in Washington D.C., United States of America. He is 51 years old. Acosta is of American nationality.
Jim Acosta Height
Acosta stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches (1.68 m).
Jim Acosta Family Parents
Acosta was born in Washington, D.C., and was raised in Northern Virginia by his parents. His father is a Cuban native while his mother is of Irish and Czech ancestry.
Jim Acosta Wife
Acosta was married to Sharon Mobley Stow, a registered nurse. The two separated in 2017 after 17 years of marriage. Moreover, they have a son and daughter together.
Jim Acosta Education
Acosta graduated from Annandale High School in Northern Virginia in 1989. He later joined James Madison University and graduated in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and a minor in political science.
Jim Acosta Career| CNN
Acosta has had an amazing career. He began his journalism career in radio with WMAL in Washington, D.C. In 1994, Jim entered television working as a desk assistant for Fox affiliate WTTG-TV. The following year, Acosta became a reporter and substitute anchor at NBC affiliate WBIR-TV in Knoxville, Tennessee until 1998.
Acosta then worked as a reporter for CBS affiliate KTVT-TV in Dallas until 2002 before joining WBBM-TV in Chicago as a reporter till 2001. Acosta then worked as a correspondent for CBS News Newspath service, based both in Dallas and Chicago until 2003. Jim was then a correspondent for CBS News from February 2003 until March 2007 and was based in New York and then in Atlanta.
Acosta’s tenure at CNN began in April 2007 and in 2008 he covered the 2008 presidential campaigns of Democratic candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. In February 2012, Acosta was promoted to the position of national political correspondent and later became the CNN senior White House correspondent. He covered the Obama administration and also the Trump administration. On January 9, 2018, Acosta was promoted to chief White House correspondent. In January 2021, Acosta was moved to chief domestic correspondent and weekend anchor.
Jim Acosta Salary
Acosta earns an annual average salary of around $250,00 from his work as a chief domestic correspondent for CNN.
Jim Acosta’s Net Worth
Acosta, an American veteran journalist has an estimated net worth of about $5 million as of 2023. He has earned his fortune from his successful career as a journalist.