Jim Donovan Bio, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Children, CBS 3, Salary and Net Worth

Jim Donovan Biography

Jim Donovan is an American fifteen-time Emmy Award-winning journalist currently working as a news anchor at CBS 3 Eyewitness News This Morning newscast on 4:30 to 7 a.m. weekdays and Noon. He joined On Your Side consumer reporter in 2004 and in April 2016 and stepped up to the anchor desk relaunching the station’s morning newscast.

Jim Donovan Age

It is clear that Donovan was born on Staten Island, New York, United States. However, his actual date of birth remains unknown to the public for one reason or the other. Could it be he likes to keep his age private? By the look, he seems to be 50 years old as of 2023.

Jim Donovan Height

Donovan stands at a height of 1.62 m, and his weight is about 72 kg.

Jim Donovan Family

Donovan has not disclosed his family members, parents, and siblings. Mostly because he does not necessarily find this information useful to the public. We will keep you posted should this information be available.

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Jim Donovan Wife

Donovan is happily married to Cheryl and they are blessed with one child, a daughter named Meghan. Currently, the family resides in Hinckley, Ohio and he also resides in Gloucester County, New Jersey

Jim Donovan Career

Donovan attended Seton Hall University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, General in 1987. He then began his career as a news department intern at WWOR-TV in Secaucus, New Jersey as the n

Jim joined WNBC-TV, the NBC flagship station in New York City, as a research coordinator where his aviation experience was to good use earning him his first Emmy Award for an investigative report on plane crash survival. Donovan went to network programming in 1994, joining NBC’s cable network, CNBC as an investigative producer and consumer reporter for Steals & Deals. Moreover, he developed his passion for consumer advocacy and his work earned him a National Cable Ace nomination allowing him to contribute reports for NBC’s Today Show. Later in 1997, Donovan left to start an investigative unit at WGHP-TV a Fox Television station in High Point, North Carolina.

Other Experiences

The Better Business Bureau named him an Outstanding Consumer Reporter and one of his popular reports was a weekly segment where he helped reunite people with unclaimed funds. Over a year he helped return about $1.4 million dollars to viewers that owed the North Carolina unclaimed property program. In 2000, Jim was hired by WBNS-TV, a CBS affiliate in Columbus, Ohio where he served as the station’s lead consumer reporter. He earned an Emmy Award and an additional five Emmy nominations for his consumer investigations and reporting. Moreover, his advocacy on behalf of his audience was honored by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.


His expertise in consumer issues is put to use at KYW-TV as he developed the 3-On Your Side consumer unit. Further, he resolves thousands of consumer-related complaints from audiences in the Delaware Valley. In his work at CBS 3, he has garnered 13 Emmy Awards and an additional 20 Emmy nominations. Jim initiated a fundraising phone bank where CBS 3 viewers donated over $1 million over the course of two days to assist with the Red Cross relief effort. As an active volunteer, Donovan volunteers his time to numerous local charities like MANNA, CARIE, and the Mazzoni Center. Back in 2015, he was inducted into the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia’s Hall of Fame.

While he is not working, the journalist enjoys traveling with his passport having stamps from 44 countries in Europe, South America, Africa, Asia, and the South Pacific. Moreover, his on-air duties include the consumer beat where his team continues to resolve thousands of consumer-related complaints in the Delaware Valley. At the station, Donovan works alongside fellow CBS 3 journalists like;


This was like getting hit by a bus,” Donovan said while describing his symptoms. “It was three days of spiking fever, and chills, followed by waking up in cold sweats. I mean, it was really bad,” added Donovan. Once he saw a bull’s-eye rash on his thigh, he knew it was Lyme disease.

Jim Donovan Salary

Donovan’s salary is $66,367 per year.

Jim Donovan’s Net Worth

Donovan’s estimated net worth is $2.1 million. His primary source is his job as a news anchor at CBS 3 Eyewitness News This Morning newscast on weekdays and Noon.

Social Media Accounts

Donovan is active on social media and he posts personal and work-related stuff from time to time. He has over 6000 followers on Instagram, 25K on Facebook, and 13.7K on Twitter.