Jim Axelrod Biography
Jim Axelrod is an American journalist, currently working as the chief investigative and senior national correspondent for CBS News, reporting for CBS Mornings, the CBS Evening News, CBS Sunday Morning, and other CBS News broadcasts.
Axelrod joined CBS News in 1996 as a Miami-based correspondent and later served in the Dallas Bureau and New York Bureau.
Jim Axelrod’s Age and Birthday
Jim is 60 years old as of 2023. He was born on 5 January 1963 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Jim celebrates his birthday on 5 January every year.
Jim Axelrod Height and Weight
Axelrod stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 10 inches tall. He weighs 77 kilograms. However, his other body measurements have not yet been made public. We will update this section when the information becomes available.
Jim Axelrod Family, Parents, and Siblings
Jim was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and raised by his parents in Highland Park, New Jersey. However, he has kept a low profile when it comes to his personal life. He has not revealed any details about his parents or siblings. This information will be updated soon when the information is out to the public.
Jim Axelrod Wife
Axelrod has managed to hide his personal life from the limelight and seems to be focusing more on his career. We will let you know when we discover helpful information about his love life.
Jim Axelrod Education
Jim attended Highland Park High School. After graduating from high school he enrolled a Cornell University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s in history and a Master’s degree in history from Brown University.
Jim Axelrod Career
Axelrod joined CBS News in 1996 as a Miami-based correspondent and later served in the Dallas Bureau and New York Bureau. He also served as CBS News chief White House correspondent and was named a CBS News national correspondent in 2009. From 2012-2016, Axelrod was the anchor of the Saturday edition of “CBS Evening News. Before joining CBS News in 1996, he was a political reporter at WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina. Previously, Axelrod was a reporter for WSTM-TV Syracuse, New York; and at WUTR-TV Utica, New York. He began his career at WVII-TV Bangor, Maine, in 1989.
While at CBS News, Axelrod has covered a broad range of domestic and international stories, notably the war in Iraq and the American invasion of Afghanistan. In 2003, Axelrod was the first television journalist to report live from Baghdad’s Saddam International Airport immediately after it fell to U.S. troops. His live coverage of the U.S. Army firing artillery rounds into Iraqi positions was the first to be broadcast by a reporter embedded with ground troops engaged in combat in Iraq. Axelrod also covered the departure of U.S. troops from Iraq and was the last reporter to leave with the military in December 2011.
Axelrod’s investigative journalism has been honored with a Peabody Award for his series on West Virginia’s opioid addiction crisis, a George Polk Award for his work, and an Edward R. Murrow award for his reporting on the genetic testing industry. He was also part of the CBS News team honored with a 2010 duPont-Columbia Silver Baton for “CBS Reports: Children of the Recession.” Axelrod also won Emmy awards in 2002, 2014, and 2016.
Jim Axelrod’s Net worth and Salary
Axelrod has an average salary of $ 150,000 which he receives from his job as a chief investigative and senior national correspondent for CBS News. He also has a net worth ranging from $ 1 million to $ 5 million dollars as of 2023.
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