Jim Bittermann Biography and Wiki
Jim Bittermann is an American Senior European correspondent for CNN based in Paris, France. He has been working for the network since 1996. He has covered a wide range of international events, like NATO airstrikes on Kosovo in 1998, the death of Princess Diana the Princess of Wales, in 1997, the earthquake in Turkey in 1999, and of course the unforgettable event the World Cup soccer championships.
Jim Bittermann Age and Birthday
Jim Bittermann was born in Joliet, Illinois, in the United States. However, the exact date of birth of CNN’s Senior European Correspondent is not yet known to the public. As such, it is difficult to establish his actual age or when he celebrates his birthday. Nevertheless, we are keeping tabs and will update you once this information is available.
Jim Bittermann Height and Weight
Bittermann appears to be quite tall in stature if his photos, relative to his surroundings, are anything to go by. However, details regarding his actual height and other body measurements are currently not publicly available. We are keeping tabs and will update this information once it is out.
Jim Bittermann Education
He earned his bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University, which in 1989 named him the Southern Illinois University’s Journalism Alumnus of the Year. In 2000 he received the university’s Alumni Achievement Award.
Jim Bittermann Family
After doing our research, details about his parents are not available and it is also not known if he has any siblings.
Jim Bittermann Wife| Married
Bittermann is now married to a counselor Mary Jean Lowe whom he married in April 2017. Mary works as a counselor at the American School of Paris. Before he got married to Mary, Jim was married to Patricia Thompson who won two Emmy awards for her work in Africa and the United States.
Jim Bittermann Daughter
Jim’s first wife served as a journalist as well as producer and documentary filmmaker. Patricia died on December 20, 2010, at the age of 63. Bittermann and Patricia shared one daughter Dr. Tess Bittermann who is now a gastroenterologist at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia.
Jim Bittermann Career
Bittermann is a well-known journalist who is currently working as a CNN’s Senior European Correspondent based in Paris. Bittermann has won many awards include a CableACE Award for CNN’s coverage of the civil war in Zaire. Further, he has also received a national news Emmy Award for his coverage of the 1988 Sudan famine.
Bittermann joined CNN in 1996 as a senior European correspondent based in Paris, France. Bittermann has covered some incredible stories since he joined the network. He has covered wars and revolutions in the Mideast, Africa, and eastern Europe as well as the remarkable moments of the World Cup.
He covered the travels of the late Pope John Paul II and the death of the first wife Charles, Prince of Wales Princess Diana who died in 1997 at the age of 36. Jim also covered the 2015 terrorist attacks that happened in France major city Paris, for that coverage, he together with CNN team was rewarded the 2016 Royal Television Society Breaking News Award.
Jim Bittermann ABC News
Previously, before he signs a contract with CNN, Jim used to work as a Paris correspondent for ABC News. He worked for ABC for nearly six years from 1990 to 1996. While at ABC, he covered some of the groundbreaking stories such as the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the Gulf War, and the Middle East peace process and U.S. deployment in Somalia.
Bittermann is quite known for his long-form projects at ABC included Betrayed in Blood, a report on the French AIDS-tainted blood scandal for PrimeTime Live, and two and half hour special reports for Nightline with Ted Koppel, A Perfect Messiah, and The Fashion Conspiracy.
Bittermann NBC News
Prior to joining ABC News, Jim was a European correspondent for NBC News from 1978 to 1990. He had a job in Rome, Italy from 1978 to 1979. For his one year in Rome, he covered two Papal transitions and the travels of Pope John Paul II.
For one decade he worked in Paris reporting on major international stories in Eastern Europe, Northern and Western Africa, the Middle East, the Philippines, Japan, and the Soviet Union.
Before he moved to Italy, he served as a producer as well as the Toronto-based correspondent for the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.’s newsmagazine. Moreover, Jim also spent two years working as a reporter for WKYC-TV in Cleveland, Ohio, from 1973 to 1975 and another year at WQED-TV, a public TV station in Pittsburgh, PA.
Bittermann officially began his professional career in 1970 at WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee, after one year as a newspaper reporter with the Waukegan News-Sun in Waukegan, Ill. From 1971 to 1972, Jim traveled the national presidential campaign alongside Sen. Birch Bayh of Indiana and Sen. Edmund Muskie of Maine staff.
Jim Bittermann Awards
2020 marks Bittermann’s 55th year in journalism. Furthermore, he has been serving as an assistant adjunct professor of communications at The American University of Paris.
Likewise, he serves on the board of governors of the American Hospital of Paris and the board of trustees of the Centre des Etudes des Communications Internationales.
Jim has bagged multiple awards throughout his career as a journalist. He has an individual National Emmy for coverage of the Sudan Famine and group National Emmys for various NBC News programs. Similarly, he also has CableACE Award for CNN’s coverage of the civil war in Zaire.
Jim Bittermann Net worth
Bittermann has enjoyed a long career in the journalism industry spanning almost five decades and a half. Through proceeds from his work as a correspondent and producer, he has been able to accumulate a huge fortune. Jim is estimated to have a net worth of about $3 million.
Who is Jim Bittermann?
Bittermann is an American Senior European correspondent for CNN based in Paris, France. He has been working for the network since 1996.
How old is Jim Bittermann?
Jim was born and raised in Joliet, Illinois, USA. However, his exact birth date is still unknown.
How tall is Jim Bittermann?
Bittermann has not shared his height with the public. His height will be listed once we have it from a credible source.
Is Jim Bittermann married?
Yes, he is currently married to Mary Jean Lowe, a counselor at the American School of Paris. His first wife Emmy-winning TV producer Patricia Thompson died in 2010. The two had one child, who is currently the gastroenterologist at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia
How much is Jim Bittermann worth?
Bittermann has an approximated net worth of $3 million. This amount has been carried from his career as a journalist
Where does Bittermann live?
Because of security reasons, he has not shared his precise location of residence. We will immediately update this information if we get the location and images of his house.
Is Bittermann dead or alive?
Jim is alive and in good health. There have been no reports of him being sick or having any health-related issues.
Where is Bittermann Now?
He is currently working as CNN’s Senior European Correspondent based in Paris since 1996