Sharon Mobley Stow became famous through her ex-husband, Jim Acosta, a Chief White House Correspondent for CNN. They lived together for more than 24 years, but then divorced for reasons they’ve refused to reveal. Let’s find out more about Sharon’s current life, her net worth, career and personal life updates.
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Early life, family
Sharon Mobley Stow was born on 26 December 1970 in Severna Park, Maryland USA. Nothing is known about her family – she’s never revealed the names of her parents, nor mentioned if she has any siblings. She didn’t let anyone know details of her private life when she was a public person being married with Jim Acosta, a CNN journalist, and she would probably still keep it low key now, when she is divorced and not a public person anymore.
Sharon never mentioned the school she studied in, though it is known that she matriculated in 198, then entered James Madison University in Virginia, USA and graduated in 1992 with a BA in Nursery and Paramedics.
Right after her graduation, she began working as a nurse, always feeling comfortable with the path she chose for her life. She started in a local hospital in Maryland. She recently received the nursing license of a new standard on 14 September 2015 which gave her an opportunity to continue her medical career. Sharon now works as an officially registered nurse.
Great talking to the wonderful people at Brown University today about the challenges covering the presidency and my book out in June: “The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America.” #nottheenemy pic.twitter.com/3urs7PVSJf
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) April 4, 2019
Personal life, ex-husband Jim Acosta
Marriage, three children
Sharon first met her future husband Jim Acosta at James Madison University where they were studying together, but different courses. They started dating soon after they met and dated for several years eventually marrying in 1993. Jim did well at his work, so they got the opportunity to buy a new house in 2008, at a cost of $600,000. The couple lived together for almost 25 years, welcoming three children: the eldest daughter is Hartley, then son Peter, and the youngest, a daughter whose name hasn’t been revealed. Jim and Sharon shocked the audience when they decided to divorce, made absolute in 2017; and neither Sharon nor Jim married anyone else ever since. There are no rumors about Sharon having a partner, she is said to be satisfied with her single life. Jim was rumored to be seen with various women who he invited to the apartment he now lives in, but he hasn’t announced any new girlfriend yet. Evil tongues said that Jim was gay however, he’s only seen with women, so there is no enough evidence to claim he is gay.
Who is Jim Acosta?
Now the chief White House correspondent for CNN, Jim Acosta was born on 17 April 1971 in Washington D.C. USA. Jim’s mother comes from a family of Czech and Irish ancestry, while Jim’s father was born and raised in Cuba and had to leave the country in 1962 when he was 11 years old, and his family became refugees and came to the US seeking a better and safer life, just in time, a couple of weeks before the Cuban Missile Crisis. The family found their new home in Virginia. In 1989 Jim matriculated from Annandale High School and then entered James Madison University, graduating in 1992 with a BA in Mass Communication as a major and Political Science as his minor. He started working in his teens, his first job at a school radio station of WXJM while he was still a student. He was also a reporter at another local radio station – WSVA.
Later he was offered work at WMAL, a radio station in Washington DC, and then in 1994 he was invited to work on WTTG-TV, not as a journalist at first, just as a desk assistant, however, it was a great opportunity for Jim to learn and show his skills. It took Jim a year to prove his talents, and he was offered work at WBIR-TV in Knoxville, Tennessee in the position of a reporter and an anchor.
In 1998, Jim was invited to work in Dallas as a reporter for KTVT-TV, then in 2000 he move to Chicago to accept a position at WBBM-TV, but a year later began working as a correspondent for CBS News path service, before at the beginning of 2003 going on to CBS News in New York as a correspondent. He worked there until March 2007, covering various hot stories such as the Iraq War, 2004 Presidential campaign of John Kerry, Hurricane Katrina’s devastating effects in Louisiana and Florida, etc.
In April 2007 Jim was hired by CNN, and covered the most important campaigns of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. After his successful reportages, he got the position of the national political correspondent at the beginning of 2012, and a couple of years later became senior White House correspondent and then the chief White House correspondent in January 2018.
Jim Acosta and Donald Trump got into a verbal fight
As the chief White House correspondent, on 7 November 2018 Jim attended the press conference at the White House and verbally fought with President Donald Trump. Trump lost his temper and called Jim ‘a rude, terrible person who shouldn’t be working for CNN’. Such a reaction from Trump’s side was provoked by Jim’s question about an immigration issue, which Trump refused to answer, and asked Jim to it down and think of another question. After the incident Jim was accused of touching a young woman at the press conference – the woman was working as an intern at the White House, and people who saw the supposed incident confirmed that situation was falsified. At first Jim lost his press pass since it was temporarily suspended, however, when the situation was clear it was returned. His book, “The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America”, published in 2019, was written following this incident.
Hobbies and interesting facts
Little is known about Sharon’s hobbies; she likes to spend her spare time with her kids. Some of them are grown-ups, but her youngest daughter is still a toddler and needs her mother’s extra attention. When Sharon and her husband Jim were still married, they enjoyed travelling together, went sailing and hiking.
Social media presence
Even being a public person married to a world famous journalist, Sharon preferred to keep her private life low-key. And now, divorced from Jim, she is totally closed from a random eye, and doesn’t have any social media accounts.
As for Jim, as a public person, he just has to have accounts on all possible social media platforms. His Twitter account was created in March 2009 and is now read by more than 1.2 million people. His Instagram account has accumulated an audience of more than 130,000 followers, and he often posts new pictures there. He is also very popular on Facebook, his profile there is followed by more than 65,000 people.
Sharon has very long black hair, which she likes to wear straight, and dark brown eyes. She is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall and she weighs around 125lbs (57kg). Her vital statistics are unavailable at the moment, though one can see she keeps fit and has a slim body – no one knows how she could keep her form after three pregnancies.
Authoritative sources report Sharon has accumulated a net worth of more than $2 million, as of mid-2019. Such authoritative source as the US Bureau of Labor Statistics shares the statistics of nurses’ average salaries, and it is estimated to be around $68,500 yearly. However, Sharon financially benefited from her divorce from Jim Acosta, whose net worth is said to be around $4 million with $70,000 monthly income. Some of this money went instantly to her bank account, and she gets alimony for all their three children who stay with their mother.