Who is Sharon Mobley Stow?
Sharon Mobley Stow was born on 26 December 1970, in Severna Park, Maryland, USA, and is a nurse, but best known for being the ex-wife of journalist Jim Acosta, who serves as the chief White House correspondent for the Cable News Network or CNN. The two were together for 24 years of marriage before divorcing.
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The Net Worth of Sharon Mobley Stow
How rich is Sharon Mobley Stow? As of mid-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $2 million, earned through success in her various endeavors. Her wealth has been elevated thanks to her association with her former husband, who has a net worth estimated to be over $4 million. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life, Education, and Career
Very little is known about Sharon’s life with not a lot of detail about her family and childhood. She grew up in a Christian family alongside two siblings. At a young age, she became highly interested in pursuing a career in the medical field which led her to pursue courses related to it.
After matriculating from high school, she enrolled at James Madison University located in Virginia to study for a degree in nursing. The university was founded in 1908 and started out as the State Normal and Industrial School for Women at Harrisonburg. In the 1930s, it was renamed to Madison College to honor President James Madison and it turned into a university four decades later. The campus is situated in the Shenandoah Valley. In recent years, university students have been notorious for having block parties which have got out of control, leading to police action. After she completed her degree, Sharon began working as a nurse, based mainly in Maryland.
Former Husband – Jim Acosta
Jim is also a graduate of James Madison University having attended there during the same time as Stow. He began his career on radio, working with the Washington, D.C.-based WMAL. He left the station in 1994 to start working a job on television, joining WTTG-TV as a desk assistant. He later moved to an on-camera role, becoming a reporter and substitute anchor for WBIR-TV. In 1998, he moved to reporting for KTVT-TV Dallas, and stayed there for two years.
He then moved to WBBM-TV in Chicago in 2001, before working as a correspondent for CBS News’ Newspath Service from 2003 to 2007. During his time there, he covered the 2004 Democratic presidential campaign of candidate John Kerry, Hurricane Katrina, and the Iraq War from Baghdad. After his run with the network, he then joined CNN as a member of the political program “Ballot Bowl”. He later joined the program “American Morning” as a correspondent, covering the 2010 mid-term congressional election.
Jim’s Recent Career Endeavors
After five years with the company, he was promoted to the position of national political correspondent, serving as the lead correspondent of CNN covering the presidential campaign of Republican nominee Mitt Romney. He was also highly vocal about Obama’s administration in their trying to deal with the terrorist organization known as ISIS. In 2016, he pressed Cuban president Raul Castro in a rare news conference held in Havana about the country’s human right records. Two years later, he was promoted to chief White House correspondent. During the start of Donald Trump’s presidential run, he was commended by the president but was ignored the following year, with the President denouncing him and CNN as fake news.
The scene in the WH Rose Garden. All WH press in the back. Trump’s social media allies in the front rows. pic.twitter.com/wi8m4yW53N
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) July 11, 2019
He got into a heated debate with White House senior policy advisor Stephen Miller against the Trump administration’s support for the RAISE Act, which established him as the chief antagonist for CNN against Trump, since when he has been widely praised by liberals but panned by conservatives. He also gained support from international organizations who stand against President Trump’s attacks on press freedom. In 2018, after a heated argument with the President, he was suspended from the White House, with White House staff reportedly doctoring a clip of Acosta hitting a nearby intern as the reason. CNN later filed a lawsuit against Trump and the administration, which temporarily restored Acosta’s credentials.
Personal Life and Social Media
For her personal life, it is known that Sharon Mobley married Jim in 1994, just a year after graduating from college. They held their ceremony at the Wye of Carmichel United Methodist Church located in Queenstown, Maryland, with close family and friends in attendance, and spent their honeymoon in Greece. The owned a three bedroom house valued at $660,000 in Maryland and would then have three children. Things were going well for 24 years with no rumors of any problems going around. However, in early 2017 it was reported that the two had separated, and were already filing for a divorce.
Looking back on the latest POTUS trip to Asia. Japan. South Korea. China. Vietnam. And the Philippines. (With a quick refuel in Hawaii on the way home)
Since then, Sharon hasn’t been spotted with anyone else, as she has quietly moved out of the spotlight. Her former husband on the other hand has been seen in public with various women. One of the reasons why there is very limited information about her past or current endeavors is due to the lack of any strong online presence. She does not have accounts on any of the major social media websites, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.