Jim Acosta Biography
Jim Acosta is an American journalist and chief domestic affairs correspondent for CNN. Previously, he served as the national political correspondent for CNN as well as the network’s chief White House Correspondent during President Trump’s administration.
Moreover, Acosta studied and graduated in 1989 from Annandale High School which is a public senior high in Annandale, Virginia. In addition, he later joined James Madison University. He studied and received a bachelor’s degree in mass communication, with a minor in political science.
Additionally, Acosta volunteered for WXJM, the student-run radio station while still in school. Moreover, he has worked as a reporter at WSVA, a local radio station. Jim started his career at radio in WMAL which is located in Washington, D.C. In 1994. He later went to television and worked for WTTG-TV as a desk assistant.
Moreover, he has also worked in various news networks like WBIR-TV, KTVT-TV, and WBBM-TV. Acosta went to CBS News in 200 as a correspondent and worked until 2007. Acosta went to work at CNN in April 2007. After a year, he covered the presidential campaigns of Democratic candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
Moreover, he was promoted to the National Political Correspondent position in February 2012. Acosta often covers presidential press conferences. He also visits heads of state and covers issues impacting the Executive Branch of the federal government. In addition, Jim has reported on the 2016 campaign trail of Donald Trump.
Starting January 9, 2018, Jim was promoted to serve as the Chief White House correspondent for CNN. Moreover, in January 2021, Jim was moved to chief domestic affairs correspondent and weekend anchor. This was a move in alignment with President Biden’s administration.
Jim Acosta Age
How old is Jim Acosta? Jim is 51 years old as of 2022. He was born on April 17, 1971, in Washington, D.C in the United States of America. His birth name is Abilio James Acosta. In addition, he celebrates his birthday on April 17th every year.
Jim Acosta’s Height
Acosta stands at an approximate height of 1.68 meters and his weight is 80 kg.
Jim Acosta Family
Acosta’s mother is of Irish and Czech ethnicity. In addition, his father used to stay in Cuba. He arrived in the U.S. at the age of 11 as a refugee three weeks before the Cuban Missile Crisis and grew up in Virginia.
Jim Acosta Wife
Acosta got married to Sharon Mobley Stow in 1993. She is a registered nurse. They dated for a long time before getting married. In addition, they have two daughters and a son. However, the couple got divorced in 2017 after being married for 24 years. According to sources, Jim is currently single.
Jim Acosta Net Worth
Acosta has an estimated net worth ranging between $2 million to $4 million. His income is mainly attributed to his career as a journalist and correspondent.
Jim Acosta Salary
Acosta receives an estimated annual salary is estimated at $700,000.