Jim Acosta Bio, Age, Height, CNN, Net Worth, Salary, Parents, and Husband

Jim Acosta Bio, Wiki

Jim Acosta is an American anchor working for CNN serving the station as a weekend anchor. He has been working with this station since March 2007.

Jim Acosta Age

Acosta is 51 years old as of 2022. He was born on April 17, 1971, in Washington, DC, United States of America.

Jim Acosta Height

Acosta stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 8 inches.

Jim Acosta Education

Acosta graduated cum laude from James Madison University with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and a minor in political science.

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Jim Acosta Career

Acosta anchors the weekend programs at CNN and is the chief domestic reporter at Network based in Washington, D.C.Before, he reported the Obama administration from the White House and around the world and the Trump administration when he was working as CNN’s chief White House reporter. Acosta frequently reports issues impacting the Executive Branch of the federal government, visits by heads of state, and presidential press conferences. Also, he covered the 2016 campaign trail following Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Acosta was a national political reporter throughout CNN’s ‘America’s Choice 2012’ election reporting, implanted with the Romney presidential campaign as the lead reporter before joining the White House beat.He traveled to key battleground states and to the U.K., Israel, and Poland with the GOP presidential candidate reporting the latest campaign developments.Acosta had a face-to-face interview with Mitt Romney, breaking various presidential debate and political stories reports. Additionally, he reported both of President Barack Obama’s inaugurations and contributed to the network’s mid-term election reporting.

Acosta has obtained awards like the SJSU Journalism School 2018 William Randolph Hearst Foundation Award, The National Association of Hispanic Journalists 2017 Presidential Award, and was a member of the CNN team that won an Emmy for their 2012 presidential campaign reporting. He was awarded the annual “Truth to Power”  by the New York Press Club in 2019 which is an award given to people” whose body of work challenges the power establishment and/or defends journalists.” His debut book, “The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America” concentrates on his experience reportingPresident Trump during his first two decades in office, was unleashed in June 2019, and became a New York Times bestseller.

Acosta covered the effects of the policy change on the post-Cold War relationship between the United States and Cuba from Havana, Cuba when the Obama administration lifted some restrictions on American travel to Cuba that was in the year 2009. Also, he reported Sen. John McCain and then Sen. , the campaigns of then-Sen. Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama, regularly contributed as the co-anchor on CNN’s weekend political program, Ballot Bowl. When he worked for CNN he reported several breaking news stories, like the Gulf Coast during the oil spill crisis and the tragedy at Virginia Tech. He worked at CBS News as a News reporter since February 2003 before joining CNN. He contributed primarily to the CBS Evening News and has reported stories like the 2004 presidential campaign of then-Sen. John Kerry, the Iraq war from Baghdad, the blackout of 2003 that impacted major cities in the Northeast U.S, and Hurricane Katrina.

From 2001-2003 he worked as a reporter for CBS Newspath, the network’s 24-hour news service, and was based in Dallas and Chicago at that time. Acosta reported the Washington, D.C.-area sniper story, Pennsylvania miner rescue, and the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, among other stories. He was a reporter and substitute anchor for WBIR-TV in Knoxville, Tenn., from 1995 to 1998, the CBS-owned station in Chicago from 2000 to 2001; a reporter for KTVT-TV, the CBS-owned station in Dallas, from 1998 to 2000 and a reporter and substitute anchor for WBBM-TV before he worked for CBS Newspath. At WMAL-AM radio in Washington is where he started his journalism career before making the transition to television.

Jim Acosta CNN

Acosta works at CNN where he works alongside his fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;

  1. Erica Hill
  2. John King
  3. Melissa Knowles
  4. Don Lemon
  5. Abby Phillip
  6. Bianca Nobilo
  7. Robin Meade
  8. Becky Anderson
  9. Dana Bash
  10. Guillermo Arduino

Jim Acosta’s Net Worth

In Acosta’s career as an anchor, he has accumulated a net worth ranging between $1 Million and $3 Million.

Jim Acosta Salary

He receives annual earnings that range between $35,000 and $100,000.

Jim Acosta’s Parents and Siblings

Born and raised in the United States, Acosta’s mother is of Irish and Czech ethnicity and his father used to stay in Cuba. He came to the USA at the age of 11 as a refugee three weeks before the Cuban Missile crisis and grew up in Virginia. His father worked in a supermarket and her mother at a restaurant. He has four young sisters. One of her sisters celebrates her birthday on June 7 and on May 8 he posted his mom and captioned this Mom likes to say, “don’t forget who brought you into this world.” As always mom is right. Happy Mother’s Day. His mom celebrates her birthday every year on January 1.

Jim Acosta Wife/ Spouse

Acosta is married to Sharon Mobley Stow, a registered nurse in 1994. They have two daughters Hartley and a son Peter. The couple separated in 2017 after being together for 24 years.

Jim Acosta Kids

Acosta is a single and responsible father of three children. He has two daughters and a son. He divorced with his wife Mobley due to unreconcilable matters.

Jim Acosta Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

He is vocal on her social media accounts where he posts frequently. On his Twitter account, he has about 2.3M followers, around 67K followers on her Facebook page, and about 234k followers on his Instagram account.