Jim Rosenfield Biography & Net Worth
|Popular Name:||Jim Rosenfield|
|Real Name:||Jim Rosenfield|
|Birth Place:||United States|
|Profession:||Journalist, Television News Anchor|
|Years active:||1981 – Present|
|Net Worth:||$2.7 Million|
Jim Rosenfield is an American journalist and local television news anchor. He is currently an employee of WCAU-TV, the NBC-owned TV station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Most recently, Jim co-anchored the weekend evening news broadcasts on WRC-TV in Washington, D.C. He has at various times, appeared on the news broadcasts at noon, 5, 6, and 11 pm at WCBS-TV. The last time he was seen with the station was on May 22, 2008, after the 6 pm newscast. A Duke University graduate, Jim followed his heart and embraced the passion he had for journalism since he was just a boy, and today, he has found considerable success in doing what he naturally enjoys doing. Let’s take a glance at Jim Rosenfield’s biography, accomplishments, net worth, and other cool stuff about the American television personality.
Jim Rosenfield’s Biography & Career
Jim Rosenfield was born and brought up in the United States of America. He always loved television broadcasting from a young age as he picked interest in journalism from watching the news regularly. Fueled with a desire to tow the path of his favorite television broadcasters, he enrolled at Duke University for a degree in journalism and earned his degree in 1981.
As soon as he graduated from Duke University, Rosenfield started his news career in 1981, particularly at WTVD-TV in Durham, in North Carolina where he was employed as a general assignment reporter. He later moved to KTRK-TV in Houston and worked there as a reporter for some time before switching his role to anchor. After a short while, Jim moved to Chicago and joined WLS-TV where he became a correspondent and weekend anchor at WLS-TV.
Seventeen years after he started working as a journalist, Jim Rosenfield moved to New York and found employment at WCBS-TV, where he co-hosted the 5 pm newscast with Lisa Cooley (later known as Lisa Hill), and the noon newscast with Cindy Hsu.
Following a contract dispute in April 2000, he left WCBS and joined rival station WNBC-TV. Here, he combined with Sue Simmons and co-anchored the 5 pm broadcast (“Live at Five”). In 2005, he left WNBC and returned to WCBS to replace Ernie Anastos who had left WCBS for a 5-year multi-million contract at WNYW-TV. He was one of the recruits of Dianne Doctor, who had been his former boss at WNBC. This move allowed Jim to become a lead male host at a local New York station, which wouldn’t have happened if he stayed at WNBC (where longtime reporter Chuck Scarborough is tied down as anchor at 11 pm for many more years to come).
Between June 2005 and April 2006, Jim Rosenfield hosted CBS 2 News at 5 and also CBS 2 News at 11 with Roz Abrams. In April 2006 he left the 5 PM newscast and combined with Dana Tyler at 6 pm while retaining his position on the 11 pm newscast with Dana. Roz Abrams had moved to noon and 5 pm (although she’s now no longer at the station).
In June 2007, Jim and Dana Tyler were assigned to the noon and 6 pm news broadcasts at WCBS by new managers of the station. In May the following year, the same producers that relegated the seasonal news anchor decided to let him go as the 6 pm and noon telecaster. After the 6 pm newscast on May 22, Rosenfield will be leaving WCBS, all without another spot anywhere else. The station has decided to release him as a part of major CBS cuts. As the company was in breach of his contract, it was considered a matter of time before Jim would leave the station.
In June 2012, Rosenfield joined WRC-TV in Washington, D.C., and worked at this station as a weekend news anchor. In September the following year, he moved to WCAU-TV in Philadelphia and has been working at the station as a weeknight anchor at 4, 6, and 11 p.m.
Although Jim is famous on television mostly for his role as a journalist and news anchor, he is a very private man who ensures that he draws a fine line between his professional and personal life. He hardly lets these two aspects of his life get mixed up as he never gives away his private details publicly. He simply does his job in the media and moves on without granting any special interviews or making revelations about his personal business, family, beliefs, and schedules. It is very possible that Jim is married with or without kids. But once mere speculations are ruled out, there’s nothing to be said about this man’s wife, sexual orientation, or children as he is yet to confirm anything. He is also never available on social media sites, so it’s very difficult for his fans and viewers to catch up with him and his daily activities when he’s not in the studio.
Jim Rosenfield Net Worth
Having spent more than three decades in the field of journalism, Jim Rosenfield, whose primary source of income is his profession as a local television news anchor, has managed to accumulate a net worth of $2.7 million. He has encountered many obstacles in his career and has crossed many hurdles to reach this position where he is today. Currently an employee of WCAU-TV, the NBC-owned TV station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, this experienced journalist has anchored/co-anchored news broadcasts with several media houses including WRC-TV in Washington, D.C., WTVD-TV in Durham, North Carolina, KTRK-TV in Houston, WLS-TV in Chicago, and WCBS-TV and WNBC-TV in New York. He may not have won any major awards and honors in his lifetime, but his career statistics and records are there as proof of this man’s achievements in the journalism industry.