“Smart work gives the smart result.” CNN Correspondent Jim Sciutto professionalism towards his career helped him become a Chief National Security Correspondent.
Jim, who reported from the war-zone like Iraq, now is the Chief National Security Correspondent and an Anchor for CNN Newsroom. He was also known as the chief of staff for Gary Locke, U.S. Ambassador in Beijing.
How Does Jim Summon His Net Worth?
Jim Sciutto gathers his net worth from his professional career of Chief National Security Correspondent for CNN. As per Payscale, an average correspondent is entitled to a salary median of $30,000 per annum. However, as he serves as a Chief National Security correspondent, CNN has likely roped him with handsome wage package and bonus deal.
Sciutto is also a co-anchor for several of the network's programs. As of today, he is an anchor on CNN Newsroom. And, the average compensation package for an anchor in the U.S. is $85757
He is also an author of Against Us: The New Face of America’s Enemies in the Muslin World. So, as an author and correspondent, he has amassed his net worth in millions of dollars.
Jim’s career started after his graduation from Yale University. He entered in his career as a moderator and producer of a weekly public affairs talk show on Public Broadcasting Service.
In 1997, he served as the Hong Kong-based correspondent for Asia Business News. During his career in Hongkong, he reported the stories of China, Mongolia, Laos, Vietnam, Singapore, and South Korea. Later in 1998, he joined ABC News', which was based in London and Washington. Sciutto became ABC News' senior foreign correspondent in 2006, He reported from more than 50 countries around the world with various reports from inside Iraq, Afghanistan, and Iran.
Then, Jim Sciutto joined CNN in 2011. From 2011-2013, he was Chief of Staff to U.S Ambassador, Gary Locke at the U.S. embassy in Beijing. He took the position of Chief National Security Correspondent for CNN, in 2013. He reports across the network's programs on all aspects of U.S. national security that includes foreign policy, the military, the intelligence community.
On 19 September 2018, he was involved in a controversy, in which he reportedly spread incorrect information about Senate Judiciary offers to the Brett Kavanaugh's accuser, Dr. Christine Ford. However, he didn't delete his Tweet and further clarified on 20 September 2018 and revealed that Senate has also given an option of private testimony.
News Correspondent Wife; Met In Bagdad
Jim and his wife, Gloria Riviera first met on the assignment in Bagdad, Iraq in 2003. After three years of their relationship, the couple got married on 27 October 2006. His wife, who also serves as the News Correspondent in ABC News, presents Good Morning America, World News, and Nightline, covering investigative and featured stories. She is the daughter of Charlotte Riviera and Daniel Riviera.
Jim Sciutto with his wife Gloria Riviera in 2018 (Photo: CBS News)
Being married for more than a decade, Jim and his wife have welcomed three children namely; Tristan, Caden, and Sinclair. Jim and his family are reportedly happy and relish their time together.
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He said that his most proud moment as a father came when he and his wife risked to change their jobs and tried a new profession.
Who Are Jim’s Parents?
He was born to his Navy father and mother Elizabeth. Jim, who says that his father set an example of fatherhood, lost his beloved dad in November 2017. In the memory of his father, he wrote an Eric Sevareid, 1971, quote on his Twitter on 7 December 2017,
“What counts most in the long haul of adult life is not brilliance or charisma or derring-do, but rather the quality the Romans called ‘gravitas’: patience, stamina & weight of judgment..The prime virtue is courage, because it makes all other virtues possible.”
Jim has many memories with his parents. He recalled that he and his father used to construct model boats in his house. He revealed that he learned the theme of parenthood from his parents and often gives time to his kids.
Jim’s parents, especially his mother was very religious and placed him in a Catholic school till twelve years of age.
Born in 1970 in the USA, Jim Sciutto celebrates his birthday on 10 March. He belongs to the Italian-American ethnicity and holds American nationality. He stands the height of 1.85 meters (6 feet and 1 inch).
As per wiki, he studied in Regis High School in New York. He graduated in Chinese History from Yale University in 1992.