Sharyl Attkisson

Sharyl Attkisson Biography?

On January 26th, 1961, born Sharyl Attkisson in Sarasota Florida. Sharyl has a stepfather who is an orthopedic surgeon and a physician brother. The American woman has blonde hair and a hazel-colored eye. Sharyl is an author and journalist by profession. Talented Sharyl is also a four-degree Taekwondo black belter.

Sharyl completed her degree in Journalism from the University of Florida.


Know About Sharyl’s Personal Life?

Even with the fame she has, she is still limiting the exposure of her private life. According to her, giving information about her personal life to the public will make them the subject of rumors, so she chose to keep that part of her life sealed.


How is Sharyl’s Married Life?

It is known that she was married to the law enforcement officer, attorney James Howard Attkisson. They have one child. She once congratulated her daughter on her Instagram for graduating. Sharyl hasn’t shared any photo though of her husband on social media, but she has mentioned him in her book. There was also no report of them being spotted together in public. Even with the absence of visual materials of him in social media, they still have a beautiful marriage as Sharyl mentioned.


Do you Know That Sharyl Received Awards from Her Career?

Sharyl started her reporting career in WUFT-TV as reported and later as an anchor for WTVX-TV in which she spent from 1982 to 1985. After that, she worked for The CBS Affiliate for a year than in WTVT from 1986 to 1990.

In 1990, Sharyl became an anchor in CNN and key anchor at the same time for CBS space exploration. Sharyl left CNN in 1993 and moved to CBN where she anchored CBS News Up to The Minute. The smart journalist also part of the Journalism College Advisory Board in the University of Florida from 1993 to 1997 and the board’s chair. The University gave her an award in 1997. She also co-authored a college textbook: Writing Right for Broadcast and Internet News.

In Sharyl’s early years in CBN, she has earned multiple awards already. In 2000, Sharyl received an Investigative Reporters and Editors Finalist award for Dangerous Drugs. The following year, she received a nomination in Emmy Award for Firestone Tire Fiasco.

Then in 2002, she won the Emmy Award for Investigative Journalism presented in New York. The award is for her report about the American Red Cross. The journalist was also part of the team who got RTNDA-Edward R. Murrow Awards in 2008. Then a year after that, an Investigative Emmy Award for Business and Financial Reporting was awarded to her for reporting about the bank bailout and Troubled Asset Relief Program. She left CBS in 2014.

Has Sharyl Authored any books?

The books Attkisson authored were published: Harassment in Obama's Washington and Intimidation and Stonewalled. These books were New York Times bestseller. The book titled The Smear was released in 2017.

Last Modified: Mar 5, 2020

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