Sharyn Alfonsi Biography

Sharyn Alfonsi is an American journalist and correspondent. She has previously worked for CBS This Morning, ABC News, 60 Minutes, Good Morning America, KHBS- KHOG-TV, and other news channels. In 2019 she won an Emmy for Outstanding Coverage of a breaking news story in a news magazine and also a DuPont-Columbia Journalism Awards. Recently she has reported on the loss of democracy in Nicaragua.

Early Life

Sharyn Alfonsi was born on 3rd June 1972 in Virginia, United States of America. The information about her parents and siblings has not been revealed to the media yet. At a young age, she spends a lot of quality time with her family. Sharyn went to a high school in McLean Virginia and completed her high school education. Further for her higher studies, she went to the University of Mississippi in Oxford. She graduated with honors and was a James Love Scholar.

Sharyn Alfonsi Career

Sharyn started her career at a news show named KHBS-KHOG-TV in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Later she worked with WVEC-TV, KIRO -TV, and WBZ-TV. In 2002 she was hired by Dan Rather at CBS News.  After three years she was the correspondent for CBS Evening News with Bob Schieffer. In 2012 she was seen in a TV series documentary about Extreme Plastic surgery in 20/20. She also worked as a correspondent for Good Morning America. Along with that she also worked as a correspondent on ABC World News with David Muir.

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In 2014 she was the substitute co-anchor for CBS Morning. From 2013 to 2017 she was seen as host and correspondent for Friday Night Lights and Boys of Summer on 60 Minutes Sports. Her debut was with an investigative story about fraud which led to a congressional investigation. Later from 2015-to 2022, she was seen as a contributor/ correspondent for the segment of Paul McCartney and Chess County on 60 Minutes. She has investigated and shared many pieces of news.

Controversy

Sharyn received criticism in 2021 for her story on 60 minutes on Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and the state’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout. It was known that she made accusations without providing any proof. She believed that there was a link between donations by the supermarket chains and DeSantis’s election campaign regarding the partnership with Publix Stores for Vaccine distribution. She faced public criticism from for not being a journalist but acting like a political activist. There was no aftermath as DeSantis provided significant evidence to refute her statement.

Sharyn Alfonsi Biography

Real Name Sharyn Elizabeth Alfonsi
Birth Date 3 June 1972
Age (as of 2022) 50 Years
Birth Place Mississipi, The United States
Profession Journalist
College University of Mississippi
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 7” – in Centimeters – 170 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 56 kg  –  in Pounds –  123 lbs
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Blue

Family

Father
Mother
Sister
Brother

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is her husband? Matt Eby
Children Two
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Personal Life

Sharyn is married to Matt Eby. Matt is working as a managing partner at Tengram Capital Partners and also serves as the executive director and founder of the First Street Foundation. They both got married at a private and intimate wedding ceremony. The couple is blessed with two children about whom the details have not been shared with the media.

Sharyn Alfonsi Net Worth

Sharyn Alfonsi has earned a lot by working in journalism as a host, reporter, and correspondent. She might also earn a fixed salary but the details about the same have not been shared. Some of the news channels are CBS, ABC, Good Morning America, and 60 Minutes. According to sources her net worth has been estimated at around $2 million.

Trivia

  • She worked as a reporter in 2007 for a TV series documentary named Mars Rising.
  • She was seen on Tucker Carlson Tonight in 2020.
  • In 2021 she covered Afghanistan’s Humanitarian Crisis and secured an interview with a Taliban Minister on 60 Minutes.
  • She was seen on CBS Evening News with Norah O’ Donnell as a correspondent.
  • Sharyn gave a commencement speech at the Meek School of Journalism and New Media at the University of Mississippi.
  • She received two Emmy Awards for her reporting about Parkland High School shooting in 2019.
  • She was the first reporter to obtain photos from inside the jail cell of Jeffery Epstein and his autopsy which became international news in 2020.
  • In 2022 she was nominated for the Writers Guild of American Award for News script.

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