Jim Axelrod

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news reporter (1963)
Thu Apr 28 2022
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Relationship Timeline Of Jim Axelrod

Wife : Christina Axelrod
Jim Axelrod Married To Christina Axelrod

As a Journalist, the details always tell the story. In a similar context, here we begin the subject regarding an American news reporter, Jim Alexrod. He serves as National Correspondent for CBS News and outlines all the reports at CBS News Programs.

Axelrod became a notable media personality after his correspondent works for CBS News in Iraq. In addition to work, he was the first TV reporter to present live Saddam International Airport, known as Baghdad International Airport, after American forces' takeover.  Moreover, he also admires work done by his fellow media personale such as Rita Braver, Michelle Miller, Nancy Cordes, and many more.

Marital Status - Married

Jim is currently in a marital relationship with his wife, Christina Axelrod. The cohabitants exchanged their wedding vows a long time ago. However, not a single detail regarding their matrimonial ceremony has been highlighted, it seems like they were officiated in an intimate ceremony.

Alexrod and his spouse are living a happy life ever since their marriage, and there are no rumors or controversies about the couple that may lead them ended up with divorce.


Jim and his wife share three children from their long-term nuptial relationship. Two of them are sons Will Axelrod, Bobby Axelrod, and a daughter named Emma Axelrod.

Jim posing with his daughter while having coffee together
Image: Jim Axelrod with his daughter
Source: Twitter @Jim Axelrod

Will and Emma are reportedly around 16 years old. But it has not been confirmed yet due to unavailable birth details. Back on Friday, May 20, 2011, Jim discussed his writing, work, and life at Shabbat service at Temple Ner Tamid in Bloomfield, where his wife and children were congregants. 

At present, the family of five is living happily together in Montclair, New Jersey. 

Career Startup

Alexrod joined Cornell University and received his B.A in history and an M.A. Later, he attended Brown University and graduated with a major in history.

Regarding his profession, Jim is a well-known CBS's senior national correspondent. He is widely known for his appearance on various news shows like CBS This Morning, CBS Sunday Morning, CBS News broadcasts, and CBS Evening News.

Jim Alexrod while at interview talking about his career and work's journey
Picture: Jim talking about his journey to the journalism
Source: YouTube

Jim has been involved in this profession for more than a decade and is still contributing. Alexrod famous for his appearance in the CBS News embedded correspondents in Iraq.

Live from Saddam International Airport

Jim was the first television reporter to host a live broadcast from Saddam International Airport, currently known as Baghdad International Airport, after taken control by American forces.

The battle occurred in 2003, which was a part of the invasion of Iraq. On the third week of the attack, Coalition Forces Component Command elements deployed by the U.S. Army 3rd Infantry Division moved into Baghdad.

Baghdad Airport which was captured by US forces against Saddam Hussain
Photo: American Marine at Baghdad Airport, previously known as Saddam International Airport.
Source: Whowasthere

On 14th April, U.S. announced their victory, and former president George W. Bush gave mission accomplished speech on 1st May. 


Jim has received many honors and awards for his hardwork and dedication towards journalism and television reporter career. 

Some of the honors and awards include George Polk Award for his work exposing a multi-billion dollar compounding pharmacy fraud, Peabody Award for his series on West Virginia's opioid addiction crisis, and three Emmy Awards (2002, 2014, and 2016).

Net Worth

Jim Axelrod earns decent money from his career as a news reporter and correspondent. He is one of the prominent news reporters of CBS who has a net worth of around $11 million as of 2019. In comparison to another CBS journalist, Tony Dokoupil who has a wealth of $3 million, Jim's net value is way much more.  

According to some sources, an average salary of a CBS News reporter ranges from $157,000 to $168,000. Hence we can assume the yearly income of Jim Axelrod.


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