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Robert Costa
Robert Costa

Robert Costa Biography

Robert Costa is an American journalist who is currently working as a chief election and campaign correspondent for CBS News. He joined CBS News in 2022 after being a national political reporter for The Washington Post. Before that, he was a political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC and the mediator and managing editor of the Washington Week on PBS.

Raised in Lower Makefield Township, Bucks Country, Pennsylvania, he attended Pennsbury High School and graduated in 2004. While in Pennsbury, he was profiled by writer Michael Bamberger in the book Wonderland: A Year in the Life of an American High School. He actually gained recognition at this particular time and was known for having brought rock musicians such as John Mayer, Maroon 5, and Eve 6 to perform in school.

After high school, he joined the University of Notre Dame in 2008 where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree. He also attended the University of Cambridge in 2009 where he did his master’s degree in politics. While at Notre Dame, he held internships at PBS’ Charlie Rose, and ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, among others.

In April 2017, Costa became the moderator of the long-running Washington Week news magazine program on PBS. He frequently hosted top mainstream news reporters on the program. He hosted his last episode of the Washington Week program on PBS on January 1, 2021. Later in October of the same year, he was a solo guest on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross.

However, he left The Washington Post to join CBS News in 2022. He joined CBS News as the network’s chief election and campaign correspondent. CBS even announced that he would be a “pivotal correspondent” in its coverage of the 2022 midterm elections and the 2024 presidential election.

Costa is an open-minded person and sees opportunities everywhere. He told the Associated Press that The Washington Post is a “first-class organization” and was open to potential collaborations between The Washington Post and CBS News.

Robert Costa Age

How old is Costa? Costa is 37 years old as of 2022. He was born on October 14, 1985, in Richmond, Virginia, the United States of America. In addition, he celebrates his birthday on October 14 every year and his zodiac sign is Libra.

Robert Costa Height

Costa stands at an average height of 5 feet 8 inches and is of moderate weight.

Robert Costa Family

Costa is the proud son of Thomas E. Costa (father) and Anne-Dillon (mother). Both his parents were attorneys and his father worked as an attorney for the pharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb. In addition, he has three siblings one of them being his brother, Tim Costa who is an Associate in Ceisler Media’s Philadelphia office.

Robert Costa Wife

Costa has preferred keeping his personal life away from the spotlight and for this, not much is known about his relationship status.

Robert Costa Net Worth

Costa has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million. This includes his assets and income all attributed to his successful career as a journalist.

Robert Costa Salary

Costa receives an estimated annual salary of between $45, 000 – $120, 000.