• Sharon Mobley Stow is a registered nurse and American journalist Jim Acosta's ex-wife.
• She was born in Severna Park, Maryland, USA, and studied at James Madison University.
• Sharon and Jim married in 1994 and had three children before divorcing in 2017.
• She is a fan of reading, travelling, pop music, and movies.
• Her net worth is estimated to be over $2 million.
Who is Sharon Mobley Stow?
Sharon Mobley Stow was born in Severna Park, Maryland USA, on 26 December 1970 – her zodiac sign is Capricorn and she holds American nationality. She is a registered nurse but who is probably known best for being the ex-wife of Jim Acosta, a famous American journalist and correspondent.
Early life and education
Sharon was raised alongside her sister Michelle Marie and brother Steven in Severna Park by their father Joy Johnson, and their mother W. Kent Stow. It is believed that Sharon’s father was a doctor, which is why she became interested in medicine at a very early age.
Sharon was quite popular while attending high school, mostly because of her attractive looks. She dreamt about becoming a famous model or an actress, but still decided to pursue a career in medicine, which is why she enrolled at James Madison University in Virginia upon matriculating in 1988. Sharon went on to obtain her Bachelor’s degree in 1992, while she then her Master’s degree as well.
Sharon has been keeping the details of her career hidden from the media’s attention, but it’s known that she has worked at various hospitals in Maryland, and that she obtained her medical license on 14 September 2015.
Love life and marriage with Jim Acosta
Sharon and Jim Acosta met while they were both attending James Madison University, as Jim was studying mass communication there. They married in a private ceremony attended by only a couple of their closest friends and family in 1994, right after they both graduated. Sharon and Jim exchanged vows at Wye of Carmichel United Methodist Church and then went on a honeymoon to the Greek Islands.
Sharon gave birth to their first daughter Hartley, and after a break of several years, the couple welcomed their son Peter – several years after that, Sharon gave birth to their second daughter.
It was revealed in early 2017 that Sharon and Jim had separated, while their divorce was made official in July 2017. Neither of the two have talked about what led to their split after 24 years of being together.
As of January 2021, Sharon is single, was once married and has three children.
Hobbies and other interests
Sharon has been keen on reading since her teenage years. Her taste in literature has changed over the decades, firstly the romance genre, eventually moving to thriller and detective stories, while she today mostly likes to read books based on true stories.
Sharon is keen on travelling, and she visited many US states while she was married to Jim, and the two also vacationed in Europe on several occasions, spending time in countries such as Greece and Italy.
She likes to listen to pop music, and her favorite two performers are Lady Gaga and Bruno Mars.
Sharon is also keen on watching movies, and her favorite actors are Angelina Jolie, Amanda Seyfried and Matt Damon, while a couple of her favorite movies are “Mr. and Mrs Smith”, “Dear John” and “Good Will Hunting”.
Age, height and net worth
Sharon’s age is 50. She has short brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) and she weighs around 120lbs (54kgs).
— G P (@GP237) January 17, 2018
As of January 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $2 million, while Jim’s net worth is reputedly more than $4 million.
Who is Jim Acosta?
Abilio James ‘Jim’ Acosta was born in Washington, D. C., USA, on 17 April 1971 – his zodiac sign is Aries and he holds American nationality. He is perhaps known best for the work he has done as the chief White House correspondent for the pay TV channel CNN.
Jim was raised in Washington, D. C. by his father, who came to the US from Cuba when he was 11, and his mother who is of Czech and Irish descent. Jim attended Annandale High School, from which he matriculated in 1989, and then enrolled at James Madison University, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in mass communication in 1993.
Jim launched his career while still attending college, as he worked at the radio station WXJM before moving to WSVA, a radio station in Harrisonburg, Virginia. His first notable job was for the WMAL sports radio station in Washington, D. C., then in 1994, Jim moved to TV and joined WTTG-TV, before transferring to WBIR-TV the following year. In 1998, he moved to Dallas to work at KTVT-TV, and held the job for two years before going to Chicago to work at WBBM-TV, where he stayed for a year. He spent the following two years working for the CBS Newspath as a correspondent, and in February 2003 was invited to join CBS News as a correspondent.
Jim subsequently covered various important events such as the 2004 presidential campaign of the American politician John Kerry, reporting from Baghdad during the Iraq War, and also on Hurricane Katrina.
He started working for CNN in April 2007, and the following year saw him cover the presidential campaigns of both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Jim became CNN’s national political correspondent in February 2012 – in 2015, he asked Obama why couldn’t they simply destroy ISIS, a militant Islamist group.
In March 2016, Jim travelled to Cuba when Obama went there to talk with the Cuban President Raul Castro. On 9 January 2018, Jim became CNN’s chief White House correspondent.
Jim might be known best for what happened when he attended Donald Trump’s press conferences. In May 2016, Trump called Jim ‘a real beauty”, then on 11 January 2017, Trump claimed that CNN was fake news. On 7 November 2018 during a press conference, Jim allegedly brushed the arm of a White House intern, and this got his security credentials suspended, making it impossible for him to enter the White House. CNN and Jim sued Donald Trump and several other people from the White House, and Jim eventually received his credentials back for two weeks. After his credentials were restored with conditions on 19 November, both CNN and Jim dropped the charges.
Jim is also a writer, having released his book “The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America” in 2019.