CNN’s Jim Acosta to Speak at Center for Politics event

(CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA) – The University of Virginia Center for Politics will host CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta at a public forum on Thursday, Feb. 7.

At the event, “The Fourth Estate: Enemy of the People?” Center for Politics Director Larry J. Sabato will interview Acosta about his experiences covering the Trump administration, including his confrontations with the administration, as well as the media’s larger role in public life.

The event will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will be held at Wilson Hall, Room 402, on the Grounds of the University of Virginia. It is free and open to the public with advanced registration here. Members of the media are also welcome to attend, and the event will be livestreamed at

Jim Acosta has been with CNN since 2007, and he has covered both the Trump and Obama administrations as the network’s chief White House correspondent. He previously worked for CBS News and local news stations in Chicago, Dallas, and Knoxville, and he is a graduate of James Madison University in Harrisonburg.

Thursday’s forum is part of “Democracy in Perilous Times: Unprecedented Challenges and Controversies,” an ongoing program series organized by the Center for Politics and the Batten School for the 2018-2019 academic year as part of the National Symposium Series. Information on future programming can be found here