Jim Axelrod Bio: Married Life With Wife, Family & Salary Details

Reporting from the frontlines of war for almost ten years was a daily job for Jim Axelrod. But do you know what was at stake for a man who was the first person to report live from Bagdad Airport when American troops took over it? He was risking his own life and had no time to think about his family, wife or kids while on duty. He was a family man but a reporter at the same time who was merely doing his job.

Jim Axelrod Bio: Married Life With Wife, Family & Salary Details

Quick Information

Jim Axelrod is best known as the investigative, senior National Correspondent and reporter for CBS News. He is responsible for such programs like ‘CBS This Morning," the "CBS Evening News," "CBS Sunday Morning," and CBS News broadcasts.

Jim is also one of the CBS News' embedded correspondents who has covered a broad range of domestic and international stories- notably the war in Iraq and the American invasion of Afghanistan. 

He is also the first journalist to broadcast live from Saddam International Airport after the takeover by American forces. 

Jim Axelrod's Married Life

Jim Axelrod and his wife Christina got married in September 1996 in a private wedding ceremony. Jim is also the father of three children- Emma Axelrod, Will Axelrod, and Bobby Axelrod. 

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Being a journalist and reporting live is not easy, and Jim, as a husband and a father, often took a backseat in his life. 

His work was essential to him not because he had a family to feed, but because big responsibility laid on his shoulder.

However, his wife, being loving and supporting, always respected his work.

As a workaholic, Jim even decided to compromise in his ambitions and give more focus on his other aspects of life at one point and provided enough time for his children and family.

Three Children

Jim's three children are already grown up, and two children have already passed their teenage period. However, about one child is not known; he often tweets about his children on his Twitter account. 

On 16th June 2019, Jim's daughter Emma posted a picture of her and Jim, wishing him on the special occasion of Father's Day. 

Jim Axelford receives a father's day wish from her daughter, Emma Axelford, on 16 June 2019 (Photo: Emma Axelford's Twitter)

Looking through the posts and pictures, it is evident that Jim shares a very close bond with his children. 

Short Bio

Jim Axelrod was born on 25th January 1963 to a Jewish family in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

In his family, he is very much attached to his father. During an interview with LATimes.com, he talked about his father and what he learned about life from his dad. 

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Further, Jim added, saying his father was a good man and had a loving and warm personality. Even going through ups and downs in life, his father taught him to have that calm in life, which helped him make better decisions. 

Moving towards Jim's education, he attended Highland Park High School. Later, in 198, he graduated from Cornell University, receiving a B.A. degree in History and an M.A. from Brown University, also with a major in History.