Born as Abilio James Acosta, the American journalist is best known by the name Jim Acosta (age 47), Professionally, he is employed by CNN as the Senior White House Correspondent as of now. According to Jim Acosta wiki, he was born on April 17, 1971, in Washington D.C. As far as his nationality and ethnicity are concerned, Acosta is American and belongs to the white background. Being with the CNN, he has named himself as a famous American journalist, correspondent and a political reporter as well. From his long successful career, Jim Acosta has amassed a massive amount of net worth which are highly contributed by his salary. As of now, the journalist resides in Washington, D.C. despite having a son and a daughter from his conjugal life. Let’s explore Acosta’s profile in depth along with his contact details (social networking sites and email address):
Early Life and Education
Jim Acosta was born to a father who is a Cuban Immigrant arrived in the United States at the age of eleven. He was in the U.S. just three weeks earlier to Cuban Missile Crisis and spend his early life in Virginia. Jim Acosta was born in 1971 and attended Annandale High School which was a public high school based in Annandale, Virginia. After earning the graduation from the school, Acosta went to the James Madison University and achieved a Bachelor degree from there majoring in Mass Communication. He has also studied the subject of Political Science and was a genius since his school days.
Career and Professional Life
Being keen in journalism, Acosta started volunteering for WXJM which was a radio station run by the students. Later, he volunteered at a local radio station named WSVA as a reporter. His first professional journalist job in the industry was with WMAL.
In 1994, Acosta grabbed an opportunity to start-up his television career and therefore quit WMAL and joined WTTG-TV as a desk-assistant. Having a year of experience over there, he shifted to WBIR-TV in Knoxville, Tennessee as a substitute anchor and a reporter. In 1998, he was employed by KTVT-TV as a reporter and worked there till 2000. He went to Chicago and joined WBBM-TV in 2000 and worked there for a year.
CBS News hired Acosta in 2001 as a correspondent and being there, he covered Iraq War from Baghdad, presidential candidate John Kerry campaign, Hurricane Katrina and much more. Since 2007, Acosta was working for CNN as an anchor and correspondent. Until February 2012. His potentialities made him promoted to National Political Correspondent in 2012.
Jim Acosta was married to Sharon Mobley Stow who is a registered nurse by profession. From their married life, they were blessed with two children including a son named Peter and a daughter named Hartley. Unfortunately, Acosta divorced his wife in 2017 as there were many relationship issues among them. It was a sad news that their 23 years of married life came to an end legally.
Jim Acosta stands at an average height of 5 feet and 7 inches and is blessed with a perfect physique. Acosta seems to be the health concern and therefore give much more attention to his diet and workout activities. His outer look is so appealing to his black hair and stunning facial structure.
Salary and Net worth
CNN Network has been offering Acosta an impressive amount of salary so as to retain their most energetic, dedicated, talented and versatile employee. His experience and professional goodwill have become the bargaining power for his massive remuneration in exchange for his job contribution. From his successful career, Jim Acosta has accumulated a net worth of 2 million USD.
Wiki and Facts
Wikipedia and many other sites have presented Acosta’s bio on their web pages. Join CNN Senior White House correspondent on Instagram @jimacosta and on Twitter @acosta. Jim Acosta has accumulated more than 489k and 29.6k followers on his Twitter and Instagram account respectively. Sorry to inform you that, Jim Acosta has not provided his email address.