Jim Acosta’s ex-wife Sharon Mobley Stow Wiki Bio, divorce, net worth

• Sharon Mobley Stow is the ex-wife of CNN journalist Jim Acosta.
• She is a registered nurse in Maryland and holds American nationality.
• Sharon and Jim married in 1993 and had three kids together before divorcing in 2017.
• Jim is known for his work in CNN and his incident with Donald Trump in the White House.
• Sharon and Jim have both remained single since the divorce, and Sharon values her privacy and is not active on any social media platforms.

Who is Sharon Mobley Stow?

Sharon was born in Maryland USA in 1971 – the exact date and place of her birth is unknown – she holds American nationality. Sharon is best known for being the now ex-wife of CNN journalist Jim Acosta.

Early life and education

Sharon spent her entire childhood in Maryland, but as she values her privacy, there is nothing known about her parents or and siblings– she graduated from James Madison University in Virginia, and began working as a nurse soon afterwards.


There is not much to say about Sharon’s career – she received her nursing license on 14 September 2015, and is now working as a registered nurse in Maryland. She became famous after she married her now ex-husband Jim Acosta, who is the Chief White House Correspondent for CNN.

Personal life

Sharon met Jim at James Madison University when they were both studying there – they were dating for several years before they married in 1993, eventually buying a house with three bedrooms in 2008 for $600,000. In those 24 years which they’ve spent together, the couple had three kids: daughter named Hartley, son named Peter and another daughter whose name is not known to the public. Sharon and Jim divorced in 2017 – neither of them has married since then, and Sharon is currently not dating anyone, and claims to be enjoying her single life, while Jim has been seen with several women in the building which he lives in, and claims to also be enjoying his single life in his own way.

Jim Acosta

Jim was born in Washington D.C. US on 17 April 1971, which makes him around the same age as Sharon. He is best known for the work he does for CNN, while he gained additional media attention after his incident with Trump in the White House as he asked him a question about refugees which Trump refused to answer and told him to sit down.

Jim’s father was born in Cuba and came to the US as a refugee when he was 11, just three weeks before the Cuban Missile Crisis – Jim’s mother is of Irish and Czech ancestry. Jim matriculated from Annandale High School in Virginia in 1989, and graduated from James Madison University with a bachelor’s degree in mass communication, with a minor in political science. While he was in high school, he worked for WXJM, which is a radio station run by students, and also as a reporter for WSVA local radio station.

Jim’s career started when he got his first job in radio for WMAL in Washington D.C. – he began working on television in 1994 when he landed his job with WTTG-TV as a desk assistant. Just a year later, Jim became a reporter and an anchor at WBIR-TV in Knoxville, Tennessee and stayed there for the next four years. In 1998, he got a job in Dallas where he worked as a reporter for KTVT-TV until 2000, when he moved to Chicago to work for WBBM-TV. From 2001 to 2003, Jim was a correspondent for CBS News’ Newspath service, which was based in both Dallas and Chicago so he was able to choose where he wanted to be. In February 2003, he began working as a correspondent for CBS News in New York, and later in Atlanta – he stayed with CBS until March 2007. During this time, he covered some important stories such as 2004 campaign of John Kerry, the Iraq War in Baghdad and the havoc caused in Florida and Louisiana by Hurricane Katrina. Jim Joined CNN in April 2007, and in 2008 covered the campaigns of two Democratic candidates, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, while he also worked as an anchor of “Ballot Bowl” the CNN weekend political program. He became part of the “American Morning” CNN program as a correspondent, and made a large contribution to its coverage of the 2010 congressional election. He was promoted to a national political correspondent in February 2012, later on to senior White House correspondent, and became the chief White House correspondent on 9 January, 2018.

Jim came under a lot of attention after he attended the press conference at the White House on 7 November, 2018 and got into a verbal fight with Donald Trump. Donald called him ‘a rude, terrible person who shouldn’t be working for CNN’ while he also called CNN a ‘fake station’ with ‘fake news’ during his past press conferences; this was in response to Jim’s question about immigration and the Trump TV advertisement which was characterized as racist. Jim was then accused of putting his hands on a young woman who was working at the White House as an intern which wasn’t true, as people who were there saw what happened. Jim’s press pass was suspended, but later reinstated.

According to authoritative sources, as of early 2019, Jim’s net worth is estimated to be over $4 million.

Appearance and net worth

Sharon’s current age is not known as she hasn’t shared her date of birth with the public, but she is rumored to be 48 years old. She has long black hair, brown eyes, is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall and weighs around 125lbs (57kg).

Authoritative sources estimate Sharon’s net worth to be more than $2 million – according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, registered nurses make around $68,500 per year, but her divorce added somewhat to her bank account.

Social media presence

After divorcing her husband, Sharon went back to her calm private life, and stayed away completely from the public eye and the media – she doesn’t have any social media accounts, as she is trying to keep her personal life to herself.

On the other hand, Jim is very active on several social media platforms – he launched his Twitter account in March 2009 and has so far amassed over 1.22 million followers and tweeted around 31,500 times. He also has an Instagram account with nearly 130,000 followers and 2,500 posts.

Olivia Wilson

Olivia Wilson is currently a reporter for AffairPost based in London, United Kingdom. Prior to joining AffairPost in September 2018, she was a entertainment reporter. Olivia studied journalism at Cardiff University, graduating in 2010.

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  1. i hope Jim is tsking a aell induced vavation rigjt now. i thougjt he did sn excellent job reporting from the WH these last several yesrs. maybe hell have his own network need position! . i mostly watched CNN during this past ekection cycle snd enjoyrd it all. keep up thr grezt reporting. Yo be fair several times a werk we would watch Fox
    Nees trying to repott the election news as truth! Even our 11 yesr old grandsin knew it was fake !!!
    i hope you all get rested up for the nect year ehich i feel is going to be a bumpy ride. Good luck !

  2. I know that I’m late on this post, but that’s a picture of Jim Acosta standing next to Huma Abedin at the top of the page, not Sharon Mobley Stow.

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