Jim Axelrod Profile
Jim Axelrod is an American news reporter/anchor working for CBS. Axelrod joined CBS News in the year 1996. He is thrilled to work with the CBS news team.
Jim Axelrod Education
Born in New Brunswick, N.J., and mentioning education, Axelrod graduated from Cornell University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Master of Arts in History from Brown University in 1989.
Jim Axelrod Career
Axelrod serves at CBS as the chief investigative and senior national correspondent for CBS News, reporting for “CBS This Morning,” the “CBS Evening News,” “CBS Sunday Morning,” and other CBS News broadcasts. Although in CBS News, Axelrod has reported a wide variety of domestic and foreign reports, including the conflict in Iraq and the US invasion of Afghanistan. In 2003, Axelrod was the first TV journalist to broadcast live from Baghdad’s Saddam International Airport shortly after it fell to U.S. troops. Live coverage of the U.S. Army shooting rounds of artillery into Iraqi positions was the first to be broadcast by a correspondent of ground forces engaging in combat in Iraq. Axelrod has covered the evacuation of U.S. soldiers from Iraq and was the last correspondent to leave with the army in December 2011.
Axelrod’s investigative journalism has been awarded the Peabody Award for his documentary on West Virginia’s heroin abuse epidemic, the George Polk Award for his reporting on multi-billion dollar prescription fraud compounding, and the Edward R. Murrow Award for his research on the genetic testing industry. He was also part of the CBS News staff, who honored the 2010 DuPont-Columbia Silver Baton for “CBS Reports: Children of the Recession.” Axelrod also received the Emmy Awards in 2002, 2014, and 2016.
Axelrod began as a Miami reporter on CBS and then worked in the Dallas Bureau (1997-1999) and the New York Bureau (1999-2006). He has worked as White House Chief Reporter for CBS News (2006-2009) and was named National Correspondent for CBS News in 2009. Axelrod was the host of the “CBS Saturday Evening News” from 2012 to 2016.
Before joining CBS News in 1996, he was a political correspondent for WRAL-TV in Raleigh, N.C. Axelrod was a reporter for WSTM-TV Syracuse, N.Y. (1990-1993) and WUTR-TV Utica, N.Y. He started his career at WVII-TV Bangor, Maine, in 1989. Axelrod is the author of In The Long Run: A Father, A Mother, and Unintended Lessons In Happiness, published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux in 2011.
Quick Facts About Jim Axelrod
|Age||58 years old as of 2021|
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $5 Million|
Jim Axelrod Age
Axelrod was born on January 25, 1963, in New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States (he is 58 years old as of 2021.) He celebrates his birthday on the 25th of January every year.
Jim Axelrod Height
Axelrod stands at an average height of 5 feet 10 inches tall.
Jim Axelrod Family
Information regarding Axelrod’s parents and siblings is currently under review. However, the information will be updated as soon as it’s available.
Jim Axelrod Wife and children
Jim is married to Christina Axelrod. Together the couple has been blessed with three children inclusive of two sons; Will Axelrod and Bobby Axelrod and a daughter Emma Axelrod. He resides in Montclair, N.J together with his family.
Jim Axelrod Salary
Being one of the top journalists for CBS, Axelrod earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Jim Axelrod’s Net Worth
Axelrod has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a journalist.
Jim Axelrod CBS News
At CBS News Axelrod works alongside;
- Jeffrey Pegues
- Jamie Yuccas
- Susan Zirinsky
- Mireya Villarreal
- Bill Whitaker
- Holly Williams
- Omar Villafranca
- Peter Van Sant
- Imtiaz Tyab
- Jonathan Vigliotti
- Tracy Smith
- Susan Spencer
- Bob Schieffer
- Serena Altschul