Robert Costa Biography
Robert Costa is an American Correspondent and contributor working for CBS News in Washington D.C. He serves as a Chief Election & Campaign Correspondent covering national politics and American democracy.
Robert Costa Education
After graduating from Pennsbury high school and earning his high School Diploma in 2004, he had to further his education. He joined the University of Notre Dame and in 2008 he obtained his bachelor’s degree in American studies. He also joined the University of Cambridge to pursue his career course. After completing his studies there, he earned his master’s degree in politics in 2009. During the 2022-2023 academic year, he is serving at the University of Virginia’s Center as a non-resident scholar for Politics where his work is focused on American democracy and journalism. From 2014 to 2017, he was on the board of trustees at Notre Dame.
While he was at Notre Dame, he interned in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom, ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, and PBS’ Charlie Rose. In addition to that, he produced and hosted an interview program for ND-TV called Office Hours on campus. During his time at Cambridge, he was an active member of the Cambridge Union debating society and focused his research on United Kingdom–United States and Winston Churchill relations. His adviser was Andrew Gamble, a British academic and author.
Robert Costa Career
Costa is the Chief Election & Campaign correspondent for CBS News. He covers national politics and American democracy. In addition to that, he is a regular contributor to the CBS News Streaming programs such as “Red & Blue” and “Sunday Morning,” “CBS Mornings,” “Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan,” and “CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell.” Furthermore, he has interviewed high-profile leaders ranging from Vice President Kamala Harris to Congresswoman Liz Cheney.
Prior to joining the CBS News team, reporting legend Bob Woodward co-wrote “Peril.” It was published by Simon & Schuster (a division of Paramount) in September 2021. It was cited in congressional subpoenas issued by the House committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. The book documented the tumultuous transition between the Trump presidency and the Biden presidency and was a No. 1 New York Times bestseller.
Costa also worked as a national political reporter at The Washington Post from 2014 to 2021. During his working time there, he worked with colleagues on numerous investigations. He covered campaigns, the White House, and Congress. In addition, he served as a lead host of “Post Live,” the Post’s live interview series featuring his in-depth conversations with newsmakers such as actress Jane Fonda, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Vice President Mike Pence, and Senator Bernie Sanders.
From 2017 to 2020, he served as a managing editor and moderator of “Washington Week” on PBS. His career also landed him an opportunity to work for NBC News and MSNBC as a political analyst from 2015 to 2020 appearing on “The 11th Hour,” “Meet the Press,” “Today,” and “Morning Joe,” among other programs.
Robert Costa Age
Costa is 37 years old as of 2022. He was born on October 14, 1985, in Richmond, Virginia, United States. Costa celebrates his birthday on the 14th October every year.
Robert Costa Height
Costa stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 8 inches.
Robert Costa Family
Costa was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, United States. He was brought up by his mother, Anne-Dillon (née Dalton), his father Thomas E. Costa, and his three siblings. His parents are attorneys. Thomas, his father, worked for the pharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb. Costa grew up in Lower Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Robert Costa Wife
Costa is very private about his personal life therefore it is not known if he is in any relationship. There are also no rumors of him being in any past relationship with anyone.
Robert Costa Net Worth
Costa has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned from his successful career as a correspondent.
Robert Costa Salary
Costa earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.
Robert Costa CBS News
Costa works at CBS News where he works alongside other famous CBS News anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;
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- Anthony Mason
- Enrique Acevedo
- Sharyn Alfonsi
- Serena Altschul
- Jim Axelrod
- Nikki Battiste
- David Begnaud
- Manuel Bojorquez
- Rita Braver
- Nancy Chen
- Nancy Cordes
- Lee Cowan
- Jan Crawford
- Charlie D’Agata
- Adriana Diaz