Jim Acosta Biography
Jim Acosta is an American Emmy Award winning Anchor and New York Times best seller Author. Acosta is the CNN anchor for weekend programming and the chief domestic correspondent of the CNN office based in Washington, DC. Formerly, Acosta worked as CNN’s chief White House correspondent, covering the Trump administration and the Obama administration from the White House and around the world. Hitherto joining CNN, Jim was a CBS News correspondent originally based in New York.
Jim Acosta Education
Acosta attended high school at Annandale High School and graduated in 1989. Afterward, he attended James University, from 1989 to 1993 where he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in mass communications and a minor in political science. While still at James University, Jim volunteered at WJXM-FM which is a student run radio station.
Jim Acosta Career
Acosta began his career as a radio presenter in 1994 at WMAL-AM in Washington, before making the transition into television. From 1995 to 1998, Jim worked at WBIR-TV in Knoxville, Tennessee as a reporter and substitute anchor. He thereafter joined KTVT-TV, the CBS-owned station in Dallas, where he worked as a reporter for over 2 years from 1998 to 2000. From 2000 to 2001, Acosta worked at WBBM-TV, the CBS-owned station in Chicago where he worked as a reporter, prior to his CBS News path. For a period of over 1 year, Acosta worked at CBS News path, which is the the network’s 24-hour news service, as the correspondent from 2001 to 2003.
Succeeding CBS News path, he joined CBS News, originally based in New York but later moved to Atlanta where he worked as the correspondent for slightly over 4 years. Some of the stories he covered during the CBS evening news are; Hurricane Katrina, John Kerry, the Iraq war from Baghdad, the blackout of 2003 that impacted major cities in the Northeast U.S and the 2004 presidential campaign of then-Sen.
Jim Acosta Career at CNN
In March 2007, Acosta joined CNN where he worked as a correspondent for over 4 years until January 2012. He was then promoted to the National Political Correspondent, which he worked for over 1 year from 2012 to 2013. Jim covered both of President Barack Obama’s inaugurations and contributed to CNN’s mid-term election coverage. Additionally, he was the lead correspondent to the Romney presidential campaign.
Jim was again promoted to the Senior White House Correspondent in 2013. He worked for a period of over 4 years till the end of the year 2017. During his time here, he covered correspondence during the former President Barak Obama’s terms at the White House. In 2016, Acosta reported from the campaign trail that followed Republican Donald Trump at the time. From 2018 to 2021, Acosta became the Chief White House Correspondent. This was during the former President Donald Trump’s term in office.
Acosta was in charge of correspondence in the white House, visits by heads of states, presidential press conferences and issues striking the Executive Branch of the federal government. Additionally to his reporting, Acosta’s debut book, “The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America,” focuses on his experiences during the time he was covering President Trump during his first two years in office. His book was released in June 2019 and became a New York Times bestseller. He was at this position for three years prior to his current job as the anchor and Chief Domestic Correspondent at CNN, which began in January 2021.During his time at CNN, Jim has covered a lot if breaking news including the Gulf Coast during the oil spill crisis and the tragedy at Virginia Tech.
Jim Acosta Salary
Acosta earns a salary of about $700,000.
Jim Acosta Net Worth
Acosta has an estimated net worth of about $4 Million which he has earned through his career as an anchor and correspondent for CNN.
Jim Acosta Age
Acosta was born as Abilio James Acosta on April 17, 1971, in Washington, DC, United States Of America. He is 51 years old as of the year 2022 and he celebrates his birthday on April 17, every year.
Jim Acosta Height and Weight
Acosta stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 67 kgs.
Jim Acosta Family
Acosta’s father was born in Cuba and he migrated to the United States Of America just 3 days before the Cuban Missile Crisis, when he was just 11 years old. His mother is of an Irish and Czech origin. However, information about his siblings will be updated when available.
Jim Acosta Wife and Children
Sharon Mobley Stow was the wife to Acosta from the year 1994 to 2017. She is a professional and practicing nurse in the United States Of America. Acosta and his wife, Sharon Mobley, got married in 2017 right after their shared time at James Madison University in Virginia. Their wedding ceremony was done at Carmichael United Methodist Church in Queenstown, Maryland, where close friends and family attended. The couple later on had three kids; a daughter named Hartley, a son named Peter and they have not yet revealed the name of their third child to the public.
Jim Acosta Social Media Platform
Acosta is very active on his Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. He has 2.3M followers on Twitter, 234k followers on Instagram, and 67k followers on Facebook.