Jim Bittermann Biography
Jim Bittermann is a European Senior International Correspondent currently working for CNN based in Paris. He joined CNN in 1996 and has covered stories including the death of Princess Diana in 1997, NATO airstrikes on Kosovo in 1998, the earthquake in Turkey in 1999, and the World Cup Soccer championships, among others.
Prior to joining CNN, Bittermann worked as a Paris news correspondent for ABC News from 1990 to 1996. While at ABC, he covered major international events, including the Gulf War, the Middle East peace process, the dissolution of the Soviet Union, and the U.S. deployment in Somalia. In addition, his long-form projects at ABC included Betrayed in Blood, a report on the French AIDS-tainted blood scandal for PrimeTime Live, as well as two half-hour special reports for Nightline with Ted Koppel, A Perfect Messiah, and The Fashion Conspiracy.
Moreover, from 1978–1990, Jim worked for NBC News as a European correspondent. From 1978-to 1979, he was based in Rome, and he covered two papal transitions and the travels of Pope John II. From 1980-to 1990, he was based in Paris, where he covered many of the decade’s major international stories in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Northern, and Western Africa, the Philippines, Japan, and the Soviet Union. Bittermann won an Emmy Award for his work in one of the 1988 Sudan famines.
Before joining NBC, Bittermann has based in Toronto as a correspondent and producer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corps.’ newsmagazine. Furthermore, from 1973 to 1975, he worked as a reporter for WKYC-TV in Cleveland, Ohio. Before WKYC-TV, he worked for one year for WQED-TV, a public television network in Pittsburgh.
Moreover, from 1971-1972, Jim traveled with the national presidential campaign staffs of Sen. Edmund Muskie of Maine and Sen. Birch Bayh of Indiana. Bittermann began his career as a journalist in 1970 at WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee, working as a newspaper reporter for the Waukegan News-Sun in Waukegan, Ill.
Jim’s awards include the CableACE Award for CNN’s coverage of the Zaire civil war. Additionally, he has been a panel moderator at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland and Davos, as well as a member of the jury for the French film competition Les Lumieres de Paris. Since 1998, Jim has been an assistant adjunct professor of communication at the American University of Paris, teaching subjects in broadcast news and documentary film, among other subjects.
Bittermann received a bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University, which in 1989 named him the Southern Illinois University Journalism Alumnus of the Year. Moreover, in 2000, he won the university’s Alumni Achievement Award.
Jim Bittermann Age
How old is Jim Bittermann? Jim was born in Joliet, Illinois, in the United States of America. However, he has not yet disclosed the year and month in which he was born. It is also not known when he celebrates his birthday. This information will be updated as soon as it’s available.
Jim Bittermann Family
Bittermann likes to keep his personal life private. Therefore, no information is available about his parents. It is also not known whether he has any siblings.
Jim Bittermann Wife
Is Jim married? Previously, Jim married Patricia Thompson 1996, a Paris-based documentary filmmaker and television producer. Together, they had a daughter, Dr. Tess Bittermann, a gastroenterologist at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. However, Patricia Thompson passed away at the age of 63 on December 20, 2010. Moreover, in 2010, Jim tied the knot with Mary Jean Lowe, a counselor at the American School of Paris.
Jim Bittermann Height
Bittermann stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m) tall.
Jim Bittermann Salary
Bittermann receives an average salary ranging between $40,000 and $ 120,000.
Jim Bittermann Net Worth
How much is Jim worth? Jim has an estimated net worth of between $1 million – $5 million. His income is mainly attributed to his successful career as a journalist.