Jim Axelrod

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Jim Axelrod
Jim Axelrod 2017 Peaboy Awards (cropped).jpg
EducationCornell University 1985
B.A. History
Brown University 1989
Master's History
TitleCBS News National Correspondent
Spouse(s)Christina Axelrod
ChildrenEmma Axelrod, Will Axelrod, Bobby Axelrod

Jim Axelrod is a National Correspondent and reporter for CBS News, and reports for all CBS News programs.

Axelrod was one of CBS News' embedded correspondents in Iraq and was the first TV reporter to broadcast live from Saddam International Airport (now Baghdad International Airport) after its takeover by American forces.[1]


Axelrod was born to a Jewish family[2] in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Raised in Highland Park, New Jersey, he attended Highland Park High School.[3] He received a B.A. in 1985 from Cornell University in history and an M.A. in 1989 from Brown University, also with a major in history. Axelrod resides in Montclair, New Jersey, with his wife and their three children.[1]


  1. ^ a b Jim Axelrod, CBS News. Accessed August 12, 2007.
  2. ^ Weiner, Robert (May 18, 2011). "Broadcaster: 'We have a lot to be happy about' - Questions for Jim Axelrod". New Jersey Jewish News.
  3. ^ Makin, Bob. "Levinson Axelrod celebrates 70 years of service", Home News Tribune, November 12, 2009. Accessed August 17, 2012. "His son is with CBS News as their Washington reporter. He's writing a book that is out soon about his relationship with his father. His name is Jim Axelrod. He's well known. They're Highland Park people. Jim went to Highland Park High School."