Jim Walton (journalist)

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For the son of the Wal-Mart founder and Chairman of Arvest Bank, see Jim Walton.

Jim Walton (born 1958) is the former president of CNN Worldwide. He joined CNN in 1981, one year after the network was founded.

He graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1981. Jim started his career at CNN as a VJ an entry level position. Jim has two sons, Jake and Max.

On July 27, 2012, Walton announced he is quitting at CNN after working there for over 30 years. He will remain with the network until the end of the year.[1]


  1. ^ "AP NewsBreak: CNN chief Jim Walton calls it quits". The Wall St. Journal. 27 July 2012.