Jim Axelrod Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, CBS News, Net Worth, Salary

Jim Axelrod is an American Emmy award-winning Chief Investigative Correspondent, reporter, and anchor working for CBS News since 1996

Jim Axelrod Biography

Jim Axelrod is an American Emmy award-winning Chief Investigative Correspondent, reporter, and anchor working for CBS News. He joined the station in 1996 as a Senior National Correspondent. Axelrod reports across all CBS News programs and platforms.

Jim Axelrod Education

After graduating from Highland Park high school and earning his High School Diploma in General Education, he had to further his education. He joined Cornell University and in 1985, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History. Axelrod also attended Brown University where he majored in History. After completing his studies there, he obtained his Master of Arts degree in 1989.

Jim Axelrod Career

Axelrod joined CBS News as a Miami-based correspondent. Later, he worked in the Dallas Bureau from 1997 to 1999 and New York Bureau from 1999 to 2006. In addition to that, he served as a chief White House correspondent for CBS News from 2006 to 2009. In 2009, he was named a CBS News national correspondent. Axelrod was the anchor of the Saturday edition of “CBS Evening News” from 2012-2016. Currently, he serves as a chief investigative and senior national correspondent for CBS News.

Her journalism career began in Bangor, ME. During his working time there, she worked at WVII-TV. Prior to joining the CBS News team, he worked at WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina. While there, he served as a general assignment and political reporter. He also worked for WUTR-TV Utica, NY, and WSTM-TV Syracuse, NY. He was the first TV reporter to broadcast live from Saddam International Airport after its takeover by American forces. Axelrod also was one of CBS News’ embedded correspondents in Iraq.

During his tenure at CBS News, he has covered a wide range of domestic and international stories including the American invasion of Afghanistan and the war in Iraq. He was the first television reporter to report live from Baghdad’s Saddam International Airport immediately after it fell to U.S. troops in 2003. Axelrod also covered the live report of the U.S. Army firing artillery rounds into Iraqi positions and was the first to be broadcasted by a reporter embedded with ground troops engaged in combat in Iraq. In addition to that, he was the last reporter to leave with the military in December 2011 and covered the departure of U.S. troops from Iraq.

Prior to joining the CBS News team, he worked for WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina. While there, he served the station as a political reporter from 1993 to 1996. Before that, he worked for WSTM-TV Syracuse, New York from 1990 to 1993 and at WUTR-TV Utica, New York from 1989 to 1990 as a reporter. His journalism career job began in 1989 in Bangor, Maine where he worked for WVII-TV.

Jim Axelrod
Jim Axelrod

Jim Axelrod Age

Axelrod is 59 years old as of 2022. He was born on January 25, 1963, in New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States. Axelrod celebrates his birthday on the 25th of January every year.

Jim Axelrod Height

Axelrod stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 8 inches.

Jim Axelrod Family

Axelrod was born in New Brunswick and raised in Highland Park, New Jersey, United States to a Jewish family.

Jim Axelrod Wife

Axelrod is married to his better half Christina Axelrod. Together they are blessed with three children, Bobby Axelrod, Will Axelrod, and Emma Axelrod. The family resides in Montclair, New Jersey.

Jim Axelrod Net Worth

Axelrod has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned from his successful career as a Correspondent, reporter, and anchor.

Jim Axelrod Salary

Axelrod earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.


Axelrod is the author of “In The Long Run: A Father, A Son, and Unintentional Lessons In Happiness,” published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux in 2011.


Throughout his investigative journalism career, he has received several honors and awards. These include an Edward R. Murrow award for his reporting on the genetic testing industry, a George Polk Award for his work, and also a Peabody Award for his series on West Virginia’s opioid addiction crisis. In 2002, 2014, and 2016, he won Emmy awards. Furthermore, he was part of the CBS News team honored with a 2010 duPont-Columbia Silver Baton for “CBS Reports: Children of the Recession.”

Jim Axelrod CBS News

Axelrod works at CBS News where he works alongside other famous CBS News anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;

  1. Norah O’Donnell
  2. Anthony Mason
  3. Enrique Acevedo
  4. Sharyn Alfonsi
  5. Serena Altschul
  6. Nikki Battiste
  7. David Begnaud
  8. Manuel Bojorquez
  9. Rita Braver
  10. Nancy Chen
  11. Nancy Cordes
  12. Robert Costa
  13. Lee Cowan
  14. Jan Crawford
  15. Charlie D’Agata
  16. Adriana Diaz
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