Jim Acosta Biography
Jim Acosta as born Abilio James Acosta is an American journalist well known as the chief White House correspondent for CNN. He previously served as the national political correspondent for CNN.
He previously covered the Obama administration from the White House and around the world. He is currently covering the Trump administration regularly and also covers presidential press conferences, visits by heads of states, and issues impacting the Executive Branch of the federal government.
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He joined CNN in April 2007. He covered the 2008 presidential campaigns of Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, mostly appearing as an anchor of CNN’s weekend political program, “Ballot Bowl.” He later joined “American Morning” CNN’s program as a correspondent and contributed to the network’s coverage of the 2010 mid-term congressional election.
He was promoted by CNN in February 2012, to the position of the national political correspondent. In his role as a national political correspondent, he was the network’s lead correspondent in covering the 2012 presidential campaign of Republican nominee Mitt Romney, then the senior White House correspondent for CNN.
Jim Acosta Age
He was born on 17 April 1971 in Washington, D.C., United States. He is 47 years old as of 2018.
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He married Sharon Mobley Stow, a registered nurse in 1994. They have a daughter Hartley and a son Peter. The couple separated in 2017. He is not gay. He is a married man and is sexually straight.
Jim Acosta Education
He studied at Annandale High School, a public senior high in Annandale, Virginia, and graduated in 1989. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communication, with a minor in political science in 1993, from James Madison University. While in school, he volunteered for the student-run radio station, WXJM. He also worked at a local radio station as a reporter at WSVA.
Jim Acosta Net Worth | Jim Acosta Salary
He earns an estimated annual Income of $700,000 dollars. His net worth is estimated to be $4 million dollars.
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Book excerpt: Jim Acosta’s “The Enemy of the People”
Updated: Jan. 10, 2019
New York (CNN)CNN’s chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta is authoring a book about the Trump administration and its battles with the news media.
The Harper imprint of HarperCollins Publishers announced the book on Thursday morning. Harper says Acosta will share “never-before-revealed stories of this White House’s rejection of truth while laying out the stakes for how Trump’s hostility toward facts poses an unprecedented threat to our democracy.”
The book’s title is “The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America.”
The first part, of course, comes from the president’s own rhetoric against the press corps. The subtitle comes from a speech Acosta gave at San Jose State University last year.
“This is a dangerous time to tell the truth in America, but the truth is bigger than a bully,” he said.
Acosta’s book will come out on June 11. The book deal was first reported by The Associated Press.
Acosta started to gather material for a possible book during the 2016 presidential campaign, and he signed the book deal with Harper last fall, before the 2018 midterm elections.
That means that the book was in the works well before Trump singled out Acosta and banned him from the White House grounds the day after the midterms. CNN and Acosta challenged the administration’s action and won a temporary restraining order from a federal judge. The White House then reinstated Acosta’s press pass.
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“Simply put, I am writing this book to share what I’ve experienced covering President Trump during his first two years in office,” Acosta said in a statement on Thursday. “This sobering, bewildering, and sometimes frightening experience has made it absolutely clear that this is a dangerous time to tell the truth in America.”
In his statement, he alluded to the press pass incident: “The president and his team, not to mention some of his supporters, have attempted to silence the press in ways we have never seen before. As just about everybody has seen, I have witnessed this first hand. As difficult as that challenge may be for the free press in America, we must continue to do our jobs and report the news. The truth is worth the fight.”
Acosta was represented by a lawyer and literary agent Bob Barnett, who strikes deals for many media and political figures in Washington.