Jim Acosta Contributions, Married, Net Worth, & Twitter

21st Mar. 2017, 12:07 pm
Jim Acosta Contributions, Married, Net Worth, & Twitter
Quick Info
Birth Name: Abilio James Acosta
Date of Birth: 17/04/1971
Age: 47 years old
Nationality: Cuban American
Net Worth: $2 million
Qualification: Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication

Jim Acosta contributions in the field of journalism are a one. Jim is a renowned American senior White House Correspondent for CNN. Jim Acosta contributions to nation’s biggest news network are something that has drawn the majority of attention. As a result, he has earned award and recognition too.


Jim Acosta is one of the acclaimed names in media and journalism for being able to speak up the mind straight forward. Prior to being senior white house correspondent, Acosta worked as the National Political Correspondent for CNN. He has covered many important and historical stories in CNN.


Jim Acosta was born on 17th of April, 1971 in Washington D.C, the United States and he currently lives in Washington only. His full name is Abilio James Acosta and is a Cuban American.

Early life and education

Jim Acosta contributions have made him one of the distinct personalities and such a talent does not come overnight or in a snap. For this one should go through rigorous study and possess the good educational background and Jim has all of these.

Jim’s achievements stem from his dedication towards his studies and career itself. Jim earned his graduation from Annandale High School in 1989. This school is one of the good public schools in Annandale, Virginia.

Then he went to James Madison University to get a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication with a minor in Political Science. In 1993, he earned that degree. Jim has been told to be very participative and smart person while in his school life. He has volunteered for WXJM, the radio station run by the student. Also, he had gained a working experience as a reporter at WSVA which is a local radio station while in school days.

Career and Net Worth

As already mentioned, Jim has portrayed himself as a career oriented personnel right from the beginning. He kicked off his career in radio. He worked with WMAL in Washington D.C and it was his first ever job as a professional in journalism. Jim Acosta contributions television started in 1994 started serving as a desk assistant for WTTG-TV.  He was able to deliver his best work at his post and he soon moved in front of the camera. It was in 1995 when Acosta first worked in front of the camera as a reporter. He also was a substitute anchor at WBIR-TV located in Knoxville, Tennessee. He worked there for around three years. He worked there till 1998.

After that until 2000, Acosta served as a reporter in KTVT-TV in Dallas. Then he moved to WBBM-TV in Chicago and served as a reporter until 2001. Then he again worked with another network. He worked as a CBS News correspondent from 2001 to 2003 and significant Jim Acosta contributions could be traced right from here. He worked as a CBS News correspondent from February 2003 to March 2007. There he was first based in New York and then in Atlanta.

Jim Acosta contributions in CBS include the coverage of campaign of the Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry in 2004, Hurricane Katrina, the Iraq war from Bagdad and much more.

After that Jim’s career took a major leap and he joined CNN in April 2007. Jim Acosta contributions in CNN include many notable things. He covered the 2008 presidential campaigns of Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. He also anchored the program named ‘Ballot Bowl’ for many times. It is a popular weekend political program in CNN.

Acosta got promoted to the honorable position of National Political Correspondent in CNN and this took place in February 2012. Under this position as a nation’s largest news network’s lead correspondent, he covered 2012 presidential campaign of Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

In late 2015, Acosta got a national attention when he questioned Barack Obama’s administration strategy for destroying the big terrorist organization ISIS. Then he went to Cuba in 2016 for the coverage of Obama’s trip to Island.

Given the fact that Acosta is a renowned figure as a reporter, Jim Acosta net worth crossing millions of dollars is not a big deal. Jim Acosta net worth is reported to be $2 million.

Personal life and Spouse

Jim Acosta has maintained a low profile when it comes to personal life. Jim Acosta married life with wife Sharon Mobley Stow is smooth and has crossed over two decades. They got married in 1994 and Jim Acosta married life is undoubtedly going strong with each passing days so there is no place for the word called divorce in his life

Given the reporter is seriously career oriented; he has been a one woman man and has a clean controversy less personal life.

Awards, achievements, and recognitions

Jim Acosta has gained a News and Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding live coverage of a current news story- long term.

He is active in social media. Jim Acosta twitter account is active. Jim Acosta twitter is one way to have a peek towards his thoughts upon varieties of matters.

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