Jim Bittermann Biography
Jim Bittermann is Senior European correspondent for CNN’s Senior International Correspondent based in Paris. He has covered, among other reports, since joining CNN in 1996, the death of Princess Diana in 1997, NATO airstrikes on Kosovo in 1998, the earthquake in Turkey in 1999, and the World Cup soccer championships.
Jim Bittermann Education
Bittermann received a bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University, which called him the Journalism Alumnus of the Year at Southern Illinois University in 1989. He received an Alumni Achievement Award from the university in 2000.
Jim Bittermann Career
Bittermann joined CNN from ABC News, where from 1990-1996 he was a Paris news reporter. He covered a wide variety of world affairs during his years with ABC, including the breakup of the Soviet Union, the Gulf War, the Middle East peace process, and the U.S. deployment in Somalia. Betrayed in Blood, a documentary on the French AIDS-tainted blood scandal for Prime Time Live, and two half-hour special stories for Nightline with Ted Koppel, A Perfect Messiah, and The Fashion Conspiracy were his long-form ventures at ABC.
Bittermann was a European correspondent for NBC News from 1978-1990. He covered two papal transformations and the journeys of Pope John Paul II, based in Rome from 1978-1979. He was based in Paris from 1980-1990. While there, in Eastern Europe, Northern and Western Africa, the Middle East, the Philippines, Japan, and the Soviet Union, he wrote on many of the big foreign stories of the decade. For his coverage of the 1988 Sudan drought, he won a National News Emmy Award.
Until NBC, Bittermann was a reporter and editor for the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.’s news magazine based in Toronto. From 1973-1975, after working for one year for WQED-TV, a public television station in Pittsburgh, he also worked as a reporter for WKYC-TV in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1971-1972, the national presidential campaign staff of Sen. Birch Bayh of Indiana and Sen. Edmund Muskie of Maine traveled through Bittermann. After one year as a newspaper correspondent with the Waukegan News-Sun in Waukegan, Ill., he began his career in broadcast journalism in 1970 at WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee.
A CableACE Award for CNN’s coverage of the civil war in Zaire is among his many awards. He was a panel moderator at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and a jury member for the Les Lumieres de Paris French film competition. Bittermann has been an assistant professor of communication at the American University of Paris since 1998, offering, among other topics, television news, and documentary video classes.
Jim Bittermann Age
Bittermannlikes to keep his personal life private hence has not yet disclosed the year and month he was born. It is therefore not known when he celebrates his birthday. He might be in his 50s.
Jim Bittermann Height
Bittermann stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches.
Jim Bittermann Family
Bittermann has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if Bittermann has any siblings.
Jim Bittermann Wife
Emmy-winning television producer Patricia Thompson, Bittermann’s wife, died in 2010. Dr. Tess Bittermann, the couple’s only sibling, is a gastroenterologist at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. Bittermann married Mary Jean Lowe, a tutor at the American School of Paris, in April 2017.
Jim Bittermann Net Worth
Bittermann has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through being a Senior International Correspondent.
Jim Bittermann Salary
Bittermann earns an annual salary ranging from $40,000 – $ 110,500.