Sharyn Alfonsi Biography
A native of Mississippi Sharyn Alfonsi is an American journalist and correspondent for 60 Minutes. She began working with 60 minutes on March 1, 2015.
Alfonsi attended high school in McLean, Virginia. She went on to graduate with honors from the University of Mississippi in Oxford in 1994, where she was a James Love Scholar.
Sharyn Alfonsi Early Career
Alfonsi began a career in broadcast journalism at KHBS-TV in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She worked at the station as a news reporter, weekend weather anchor, photographer, and editor from 1994–1995.
Later from 1995 to 1997, Alfonsi joined WVEC–TV in Norfolk, Virginia where she became a general assignment reporter While there she traveled with the military.
From 1998–2000, Alfonsi worked as a reporter and substitute anchor for KIRO-TV in Seattle, Washington, where she covered the World Trade Organization riots.
She went to work as a reporter and anchor for WBZ-TV, the CBS-owned station in Boston between 2000-2003. While there Alfonsi covered the ongoing Catholic church scandal, the Michael Skakel trial, as well as The Station nightclub fire in West Warwick, Rhode Island.
Sharyn Alfonsi CBS News
Alfonsi joined CBS News in July 2004 after which she was named a network correspondent for CBS News.
While at the station, Alfonsi was once a New York-based correspondent. She anchored the CBS Evening News and traveled to cover stories. Some of the stories Alfonsi covered include the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the conflict in Israel, Hurricane Katrina, as well as the Sago Mine Disaster in West Virginia.
One time when in Israel, she had a near-miss after a missile landed close to her shelter. Alfonsi was also the lead reporter covering the Virginia Tech Massacre.
In September 2006, Alfonsi was amongst several correspondents who departed CBS after Katie Couric took over the anchor chair from Bob Schieffer. Bob Schieffer referred to Sharyn as “a true treasure of the network”.
She left CBS News for ABC News in 2008.
Alfonsi Sharyn 60 Minutes
Later in 2012, Alfonsi returned to CBS News in 2012 to join the cast of 60 Minutes Sports. The show had premiered in January 2012 on the Showtime network.
In 2015, she made her debut appearance on 60 Minutes with an investigative story about fraud after Hurricane Sandy. This investigative story led to a congressional investigation and earned her a Writers Guild Award.
Alfonsi was in 2018 featured on the season premiere of 60 Minutes with a revealing interview with Paul McCartney. During the interview, McCartney admitted that he couldn’t read music, was wildly insecure, and worried about his legacy. The interview drew more than 13 million viewers.
Sharyn Alfonsi Commencement
Alfonsi gave the commencement address at the Meek School of Journalism and New Media at the University of Mississippi in 2013. Her speech was named as one of The Best Commencement Speeches Ever by NPR.
Sharyn Alfonsi Age
Alfonsi is 48 years old as of 2020. She was born on June 3, 1972.
Sharyn Alfonsi Husband | Sharyn Alfonsi Matt Eby
Alfonsi is married to her husband Matt Eby. She and her husband have ked a very private life and they do not share information about their marriage with the public. As a result, a lot of information about the husband is not known. It is also not known when the couple got married.
Alfonsi Net Worth
Alfonsi has an estimated net worth of around $1 million.
Sharyn Alfonsi Height and Body Measurements
Aldonsi’s height measurement is unknown. She has a body measurement of 32-23-34 inches respectively.
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