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Jim Acosta
Jim Acosta

Jim Acosta Biography

Jim Acosta( born Abilio James Acosta) is an American journalist located in Washington, D.C., who works as a CNN weekend anchor and the network’s main domestic reporter. Previously, during the Trump administration, Acosta was the network’s chief White House correspondent, where he drew national recognition for his disagreements with President Donald Trump during press conferences.

Jim Acosta CNN | Wikipedia

In April of 2007, Acosta joined CNN. He mostly appeared as an anchor of CNN’s weekend political show “Ballot Bowl” during the 2008 presidential campaigns of Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Acosta joins CNN’s “American Morning” show as a correspondent, helping the network cover the 2010 mid-term congressional election.

CNN promoted Acosta to the post of a national political reporter in February 2012. He was the network’s primary correspondent in covering Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s 2012 campaign as a national political correspondent, and then the senior White House correspondent for CNN.

Jim Acosta Career

Acosta, stationed in Washington, D.C., is a CNN weekend anchor and the network’s main domestic reporter. Previously, Acosta was CNN’s lead White House correspondent, where he reported from the White House and throughout the world on the Trump and Obama administrations. He often covers presidential news conferences, state visits, and topics affecting the federal government’s Executive Branch. Acosta also covered Republican presidential contender Donald Trump on the campaign trail in 2016.

Prior to joining the White House beat, Acosta worked as a national political correspondent for CNN’s ‘America’s Choice 2012’ election coverage, where he was the lead correspondent for the Romney presidential campaign. He accompanied the Republican presidential candidate to crucial swing states as well as the United Kingdom. He also contributed to the network’s coverage of the mid-term elections and covered both of President Barack Obama’s inaugurations.

Acosta has won several awards, including the 2017 Presidential Award from the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the 2018 William Randolph Hearst Foundation Award from the SJSU Journalism School, and was a member of the CNN team that won an Emmy for their 2012 presidential campaign coverage. In 2019, he received the New York Press Club’s annual “Truth to Power” award, which is given to someone “whose body of work challenges the power establishment and/or supports journalists.” Acosta’s debut book, “The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America,” focuses on his experience covering President Trump and is out now.

Acosta reported from Havana, Cuba, on the implications of the policy change and the post-Cold War relationship between the US and Cuba in 2009 when the Obama administration eased some limits on American travel to Cuba. During the 2008 presidential election, Acosta worked as a co-anchor of CNN’s weekend political program, Ballot Bowl, covering the campaigns of then-Sen. Hillary Clinton, then-Sen. John McCain, and then-Sen. Barack Obama. Acosta has covered various breaking news stories for CNN, including the Virginia Tech tragedy and the Gulf Coast during the oil leak catastrophe. Acosta had been a CBS News correspondent since February 2003 before joining CNN in March 2007. He began his career in New York and eventually moved to the CBS office in Atlanta.

He mostly contributed to the CBS Evening News, where he covered issues such as the Iraq war from Baghdad, then-Senator John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign, Hurricane Katrina, and the 2003 Northeast U.S. blackout. From 2001 to 2003, he worked as a journalist for CBS Newspath, the network’s 24-hour news service, and was based in Dallas and Chicago. Among the stories, Acosta covered were the Pennsylvania miner rescue, the Washington, D.C.-area sniper story, and the September 11 terrorist attacks.

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Prior to joining CBS Newspath, he worked as a reporter and substitute anchor for WBBM-TV, a CBS-owned station in Chicago, from 2000 to 2001; a reporter for KTVT-TV, a CBS-owned station in Dallas, from 1998 to 2000; and a reporter and substitute anchor for WBBM-TV, a CBS-owned station in Dallas, from 1998 to 2000. He began his journalism career with WMAL-AM radio in Washington, before making the transition to television.

Jim Acosta Age

How old is Jim? Acosta is 50 years old as of 2021. He was born on 17 April 1971 in Washington, D.C., United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 17th of April every year.

Jim Acosta Education

He graduated in 1989 from Annandale High School, a public senior high school in Annandale, Virginia. In 1993, Acosta graduated from James Madison University with a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and a minor in political science.

Jim Acosta Nationality | Ethnicity

What ethnicity is Jim? he belongs to the mixed ethnicity/heritage ( Irish and Cuban). He was born and raised in Washington, D.C. the United States and he holds American nationality and citizenship by birth.

Jim Acosta Height

Acosta stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches.

Jim Acosta Family | Siblings | Parents | Father

Born and raised in Washington, D.C, Acosta’s father arrived in the United States as a displaced person from Cuba when he was 11 years old, three weeks after the Cuban Missile Crisis, and was raised in Virginia. His mother had Irish and Czech ancestors.

Jim Acosta Wife | Married

Acosta met Sharon Mobley Stow a registered nurse at James Madison University in Virginia, where they were both students. They dated for a few years before marrying in a private ceremony in 1994. Acosta and Stow secretly later filed for divorce in July 2017 after 17 years of marriage.

Jim Acosta Children

Jim and Sharon are parents to two amazing kids, a daughter and a son.

Jim Acosta Salary

How much does he earn? Acosta earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.

Jim Acosta Net Worth

Acosta has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through being an anchor and chief domestic correspondent.

Jim Acosta Books

  • 2019 The Enemy of the People \ El enemigo del pueblo (Spanis edition) Jim Acosta
  • 2019 The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America