Sharyn Alfonsi Biography
Sharyn Alfonsi is an American journalist and correspondent for 60 Minutes who began working with 60 minutes on March 1, 2015.
Sharyn attended high school in McLean, Virginia and she graduated with honors from the University of Mississippi in Oxford in 1994, where she was a James Love Scholar.
She began a career in broadcast journalism at KHBS-TV in Fort Smith, Arkansas, from 1994–95, where she served as a news reporter, weekend weather anchor, photographer, and editor.
She later then became a general assignment reporter for WVEC–TV in Norfolk, Virginia, from 1995–97, where she traveled with the military. Between 1998–2000, Sharyn worked as a reporter and substitute anchor for KIRO-TV in Seattle, Washington, where she covered the World Trade Organization riots.
She later worked as a reporter and anchor for WBZ-TV, the CBS-owned station in Boston between 2000-2003. While there she covered the ongoing Catholic church scandal, the Michael Skakel trial, and The Station nightclub fire in West Warwick, Rhode Island.Sharyn Alfonsi Photo
Sharyn Alfonsi Age
Sharyn is 47 years old as of 2019. She was born on June 3, 1972.
Sharyn Alfonsi Husband | Sharyn Alfonsi Matt Eby
Sharyn is married to Matt Eby. She is very secretive about her life. Therefore it is not known when the couple got married or even started dating.
Sharyn Alfonsi CBS News
Sharyn began her career at CBS in July 2004 when she was named a network correspondent for CBS News.
During her time as a New York-based correspondent, Sharyn anchored the CBS Evening News and traveled to cover stories. She covered stories like the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the conflict in Israel, Hurricane Katrina, and the Sago Mine Disaster in West Virginia.
Sharyn had a near-miss in Israel when a missile landed close to her shelter. She was also the lead reporter covering the Virginia Tech Massacre.
Sharyn was one of several correspondents who departed CBS after Katie Couric took over the anchor chair from Bob Schieffer in September 2006.
Schieffer referred to Sharyn as “a true treasure of the network”. Despite the 30 year age difference, the two are often seen dining together in New York. She was even featured on CBS’s Public Eye blog on August 10, 2006.
She left CBS for ABC News in 2008.
Alfonsi Sharyn 60 Minutes
She later returned to CBS News in 2012 to join the cast of 60 Minutes Sports, a show that premiered in January 2012 on the Showtime network.
Three years later, Sharyn made her debut appearance on 60 Minutes with an investigative story about fraud after Hurricane Sandy which led to a congressional investigation and earned her a Writers Guild Award.
Sharyn appeared multiple times on 60 Minutes in the 2016-2017 season, including an investigative piece on hacking phones that showed how hackers could easily access a Congressman’s phone.
In 2018, Sharyn was featured on the season premiere of 60 Minutes with a revealing interview with Paul McCartney, which drew more than 13 million viewers. McCartney admitted that he couldn’t read music, was wildly insecure and worried about his legacy.
In the 2018 season, she reported from Midway Island with an in-depth look at the problem of plastics in the ocean.
Sharyn Alfonsi Commencement
In 2013, Sharyn gave the commencement address at the Meek School of Journalism and New Media at the University of Mississippi. Her Speech was named by NPR as one of The Best Commencement Speeches Ever.
Alfonsi Net Worth
Sharyn’s net worth has been reported to be more than $1 million.
Sharyn Alfonsi Height | Sharyn Alfonsi Measurements
Sharyn’s height is unknown. So is her weight and shoe size. However, she has a body measurement of 32-23-34 inches respectively.