Jim Acosta Profile
Jim Acosta (Real name – Abilio James Acosta) is an American News Anchor/Reporter/Correspondent and author working for CNN. He joined the station in March 2007.
Jim Acosta Education
Acosta graduated from Annandale High School in the year 1989 and then enrolled at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He graduated from the university in the year 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications and a minor in Political Science. During his stint at the university, he volunteered for a student-run radio station, WXJM, and served at WSVA (local radio station) as a reporter.
Jim Acosta CNN
Acosta works as an Anchor and Chief Domestic Correspondent at CNN, a position he has held since January 2021. He began as a correspondent, then in February 2012, he transitioned to National Political Correspondent. In September 2013, he became the Senior White House Correspondent, and in January 2018 Chief White House Correspondent.
As a chief White House correspondent, Acosta earned national attention for President Donald Trump’s clashes with him at press briefings. This was during Donald Trump’s administration. As a Senior White House correspondent, Acosta took coverage of President Barrack Obama’s administration strategy for destroying ISIS (a terrorist organization) in November 2015. In March 2016, Acosta went to Cuba to report on President Barrack Obama’s historic trip to the island. Joining CNN, he worked for the American Morning program, where he served as a contributor to CNN’s coverage of the 2010 midterm elections. As a national political correspondent, he took coverage of the 2012 presidential campaign of Mitt Romney (Republican nominee), and for the coverage, he became the lead correspondent.
In the subsequent year after joining CNN, Acosta often appeared on “Ballot Bowl,” CNN’s weekend political program, where he served as an anchor. He covered the 2008 presidential campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama (Democratic candidates).
Jim Acosta Career
Acosta serves at CNN as a Chief Domestic Correspondent and Anchor. Before joining the station, he served at CBS News as a correspondent. He spent 4 years and 1 month there (February 2003 – February 2007), first as a correspondent based in New York, and then later based in Atlanta. There, he covered various stories including Hurricane Katrina, the Iraq War from Baghdad, and the 2004 campaign of John Kerry (Democratic presidential candidate).
Quick Facts About Jim Acosta
|Age||51 years old as of 2022|
|Net Worth||$2 Million – $5 Million|
Before going to CBS News, he worked for WBBM-TV (CBS affiliate) in Chicago, Illinois as a news reporter. He worked for KTVT-TV (CBS affiliate) in Dallas, Texas as a news reporter. Acosta started his journalism career in radio, where he worked for WMAL in Washington, D.C. From there, in the year 1994, he now began working on TV, where his first TV station was WTTG-TV, a Fox-affiliated station in Washington, D.C. His role there was a desk assistant. In the year 1995, he went to work for WBIR-TV, an NBC-affiliated station in Knoxville, Tennessee as a substitute anchor and reporter. His next move was to KTVT.
Jim Acosta Political Affiliation
In May 2016, at a nationally televised news conference, Acosta was called by President Trump “a real beauty” for his reporting. On August 2, 2017, during a debate at a White House press conference, Acosta got into a heated argument with Stephen Miller (White House senior policy advisor). The argument was over the Donald Trump administration’s support for the RAISE Act.
After Kaitlan Collins got banned from the official press conference by the White House on August 2, 2018, and a statement of Donald Trump, Acosta asked Sarah Huckabee Sanders (press secretary of the White House) if she evade herself from that statement. The statement was “FAKE NEWS media… is the enemy of the American People.” Sarah Huckabee was neither declining nor supporting the statement and she argued over her own treatment by the media. Acosta was panned by many conservatives and praised by many liberals.
Jim Acosta Age / How old is Jim Acosta?
Acosta was born on 17 April 1971, in Washington, D.C., United States. As a result, he is 51 years old as of 2022. He celebrates his birthday on April 17 every year.
Jim Acosta Height
How tall is Jim Acosta? Acosta stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m).
Jim Acosta Family, Parents
Acosta was raised in northern Virginia. His father grew up in Virginia and arrived in the United States as a refugee from Cuba, 3 weeks before the Cuban Missile Crisis. At the time, his father was 11 years old. Acosta’s mother is of Czech and Irish ancestry. The names of Acosta’s parents are unknown at the moment. Information regarding Acosta’s siblings is currently under review. However, the information will be updated as soon as it’s available.
Jim Acosta’s Wife, Divorce
Acosta is neither married nor engaged at the moment. He was previously married to a registered nurse, Sharon Mobley Stow. They divorced in the year 2017 after 17 years of marriage, due to unknown reasons.
Jim Acosta Children/Kids
Acosta and his ex-wife, Sharon Mobley Stow were blessed with 2 children, a daughter and a son, whose names are currently under review.
Jim Acosta Salary
Being one of the top journalists for CNN Acosta earns an estimated annual salary of $700,000.
Jim Acosta’s Net Worth
How much does Jim Acosta make? Acosta has an estimated net worth of between $2 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a News Anchor/Reporter/Correspondent.
Jim Acosta Book, Author
Other than working as a journalist, Acosta is also an author. In the year 2019, he authored a book, “The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America”