Jim Axelrod Wiki – Jim Axelrod Biography
Jim Axelrod is an American journalist and the chief investigative and senior national correspondent for CBS News, reporting for “CBS This Morning,” the “CBS Evening News,” “CBS Sunday Morning,” and other CBS News broadcasts. While at CBS News, he has covered a broad range of domestic and international stories, notably the war in Iraq and the American invasion of Afghanistan. In 2003, he 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. He also covered the departure of U.S. troops from Iraq and was the last reporter to leave with the military in December 2011.
He joined CBS News in 1996 as a Miami-based correspondent and later served in the Dallas Bureau from 1997 to 1999 and New York Bureau from 1999 to 2006. He also served as CBS News’ chief White House correspondent from 2006 to 2009 and was named a CBS News national correspondent in 2009. From 2012-2016, he was the anchor the “CBS Saturday Evening News.”
Before joining CBS News in 1996, he was a political reporter at WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina from 1993 to 1996. Previously, he was a reporter for WSTM-TV Syracuse, New York from 1990 to 1993, and at WUTR-TV Utica, New York 1989-1990. He began his career at WVII-TV Bangor, Maine in 1989.
His 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 exposing a multi-billion dollar compounding pharmacy fraud, 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.
He is the author of “In The Long Run: A Father, A Son, and Unintentional Lessons In Happiness,” which was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2011.
Born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, he attended Highland Park High School and was graduated from Cornell University in 1985 with a bachelor of arts in history and from Brown University in 1989 with a master of arts in history.
Jim Axelrod Age
He was born on January 25, 1963, in New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States.
Jim Axelrod Wife
He is married to his wife, Christina Axelrod.
Jim Axelrod Children
He has three children, Emma Axelrod, Will Axelrod, and Bobby Axelrod and the family lives in Montclair, New Jersey.
Jim Axelrod Twitter
His Twitter account is @JimAxelrod. His Twitter bio reads “@cbsnewsSr. National Correspondent.”