Abilio James Acosta is currently a renowned journalist and chief White House correspondent for Cable News Network popularly known as CNN. Jim previously served as the national political correspondent for CNN. He was also an actor, known for movies like House of Cards in 2013, CBS News Sunday Morning in 1979, and The Situation Room in the year 2005.
Jim Acosta Early Life And Childhood
Mr. Acosta was born on 17th, April 1971 in Washington DC, United States of America. His father is a Cuban refugee who arrived in the US before the Cuban Missile Crisis and was raised in Virginia while his mother is of Irish and Czech ancestry.
Jim Acosta Age
Jim Acosta is 49 years old as of May 2020.
Jim Acosta Body Measurements
He weighs 80 kilograms and he is 1.68 m tall. He has brown eyes and his hair is salt and pepper colored.
Jim Acosta Education Details
In 1989, Jim graduated from, Annandale High School a public high school situated in Annandale, Virginia. He later joined Kames Madison University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in mass communication with a minor in political science.
While in school, Jim participated in WXJM, a student-run radio station. Acosta, later on, got a chance to work as a reporter at a local radio station known as WSVA.
Jim Acosta Media Career
As a young journalist, Jim started his career at WMAL radio station in Washington DC. In 1994, he left radio and entered television where he worked as a desk assistant for Fox Affiliate WTTG-TV. He later moved in front of the camera and become a reporter and a substitute news anchor at NBC Affiliate WBIR-TV in Knoxville, Tennessee from the year 1995 to 1998. For the next two years till 2000, CBS Affiliate KTVT-TV in Dallas employed him as their reporter. Afterward Acosta worked for WBBM-TV in Chicago as a reporter and a correspondent for CBS News’ News path service which were both based in Dallas and Chicago.
From February 2003 to March 2007, Jim was a correspondent for CBS News. It is at CBS, where he covered news such as the Iraq War from Baghdad, Hurricane Katrina, and the 2004 campaign of Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry.
After being employed by CNN in April 2007, Acosta got the chance to cover the 2008 presidential campaigns of Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. He frequently appeared as CNN’s anchor for the weekend political program, “Ballot Bowl”. Jim later contributed to the network’s coverage of the 2010 midterm elections after he joined the CNN’S American Morning Program as a correspondent.
In February 2012, the network aggrandized Jim to the position of the national political correspondent. He performed his duties efficiently where he led in covering the 2012 presidential campaign of Republican nominee Mitt Romney. Acosta was later on promoted to be the senior White House Correspondent for CNN. In March 2016, he traveled to Cuba to cover President Obama’s renowned trip to the island.in January 2018, Acosta was promoted to Chief White House correspondent.
He earns a decent amount of money as an American Veteran journalist. Unfortunately, he has not won any awards but has done tremendous work and covered some big news especially in the United States of America. His work continues to be appreciated and admired globally.
Jim Acosta Marriage Details And Family
Mr. Aston was married to Sharon Mobley Stow, a nurse, for twenty –four long years. The two had been longtime sweethearts since they were young. They tied the knot in 1993 and have had two daughters and a son. They two later separated in September 2017. The genuine reason for their divorce is obscure as they haven’t talked about the issue yet.
Jim Acosta Net Worth And Lifestyle
As of May 2020, Acosta’s net worth is estimated to be $5 million even though his salary has not been disclosed yet. His net worth is an accumulation of the salaries he has been receiving as a journalist over the years. Although he has lived in different states in America over the years due to his work, Jonas house currently in Washington DC is worth $1,000,000.
Jim Acosta plans to release a book very soon which the CNN reports it will be about the Trump administration and how he has been battling the news media. The anticipated release of his book is likely to earn him more money depending on its sale.
He is active on social media platforms as he has more than 1.13k followers on Twitter and around 115k followers on Instagram.