Jim Axelrod

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Jim Axelrod
Born New Brunswick, New Jersey
Education Cornell University '85
B.A. History
Brown University '89
Master's History
Occupation Reporter
Title CBS News National Correspondent
Spouse(s) Christina Axelrod
Children 3

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 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Raised in Highland Park, New Jersey, he attended Highland Park High School.[2] 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. 1.0 1.1 Jim Axelrod, CBS News. Accessed August 12, 2007.
  2. 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."