Jim Acosta is a veteran American journalist. He worked as the National Political Correspondent for CNN as their White House Chief Correspondent. President-elect Donald Trump fired him as being Fake news. In 2007, he joined CNN and has worked as a correspondent for CBS News.
Jim Acosta Early Life, Age, And Education
Jim Acosta was born on April 17th, 1971 in Washington D.C in the United States. As of 2019, his age is 48 yrs old. His birth name is Abilio James Acosta. He grew up in Annandale, Virginia, with his family. Jim Acosta is of mixed ancestry as his father is of Cuban descent. On the other hand, his mother belongs to Irish And Czech origins. Similarly, he belongs to American nationality. Jim has a pair of brown eyes color and salt & pepper hair color.
Taking about his educational background, Acosta enrolled in a high school named Annandale High School in Annadale, Virginia. After his graduation in 1989, he attended at the James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. In 1993, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication and a minor in Political Science.
Media Career of Jim Acosta at CBS, CNN
In 1993, after his graduating, Jim Acosta began his career working at the Washington-based commercial AM news/talk radio station called WMAL. After a year, in 1994, he moved to television when he got a better job opportunity with Fox-owned WTTG-TV as a desk assistant. However, he was not satisfied with the position and wanted to be part of the action. Therefore, Acosta joined WBIR-TV in Knoxville, Tennessee as a reporter and also got chance to host TV sometimes. Furthermore, he worked at the job for three years. After that, he left in 1998 to work for Dallas-based KTVT-TV (1998-2000) and Chicago-based WBBM-TV (2000-2001) as a reporter.
Later, Jim Acosta got an offer from CBS to work as a correspondent covering both Dallas and Chicago. Jim reported on the Iraq War, Hurricane Katrina, the presidential campaign of John Kerry in 2004, among others with CBS.
In 2007, he joined CNN. After joining CNN his first assignment covered the 2008 presidential campaigns of Democratic candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. He also hosted the CNN show, “Ballot Bowl” a political show as a correspondent for the “American Morning.”
In February 2012, he became the National Political Correspondent for CNN. Due to his Cuban roots which became an asset when he covered the historic visit of ex-President Obama to Cuba in March 2016.
US President, Donald Trump labeled CNN as “fake news” in his first press conference as President-elect of the United States of America in January 2017. As he refused to take any question from Jim Acosta who was among the journalists in the press room and fired from the job.
How much is Journalist Jim Acosta’s Net Worth, & Salary?
Jim Acosta Net Worth and salary: Being an American journalist, he has accumulated a decent amount of money from his profession. However, there is no information about his actual salary. Similarly, his estimated net worth is still unknown as of 2019.
Although, he has done a brilliant job and also covered some big news. Additionally, his works have been loved by many people around the world. Unfortunately, he is unable to win any awards in his professional career.
Jim Acosta Married, Wife, Divorce, Children
The talented journalist is currently enjoying single life after divorce from his wife. In 1993, Jim Acosta married to his college girlfriend and sweetheart, Sharon Mobley Stow. The couple met each other at the James Maddison University and dated all their years in school.
After a long wait, the couple welcomed three children, one son, and two daughters. Their name and birth of date is unknown till the date. Soon After that, the couple divorced in 2017 on the marital union of 24 years (1993-2017). The couple has not given any information regarding reasons for their Calling off.
Jim Acosta’s Social Media Profile
Jim Acosta is active on social networking sites such as Instagram, and Twitter. Currently, he has more than 1.14 million followers on Twitter and more than 118k followers on Instagram. But, he is not active on his Facebook account.
Facts of Jim Acosta
|Full Name||Abilio James Acosta|
|Date Of Birth||April 17th, 1971|
|Age||49 years 2 months|
|Place Of Birth||Washington D.C|
|Education||Annandale High School, James Madison University|
|Spouse||Sharon Mobley Stow.|
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