Sharyn Alfonsi Biography
Sharyn Elizabeth Alfonsi is an American journalist and a correspondent for 60 Minutes. She made her debut appearance on 60 Minutes on March 1, 2015. Additionally, she worked on many networks before joining CBS News including WVEC-TV, KIRO-TV, and ABC News.
Sharyn Alfonsi Age and Birthday
Sharyn is 50 years old as of 2023. She was born on 3 June 1972 in the United States. Sharyn celebrates his birthday on 3 June every year.
Sharyn Alfonsi Height and Weight
Alfonsi stands at an average height of 5 feet and 9 inches tall. She weighs 58 kilograms. Alfonsi has black eyes color and brown hair. However, her body measurements have not yet been made public. We will update this section when the information becomes available.
Sharyn Alfonsi Family, Parents, and Siblings
Sharyn was born and raised by her parents in the United States. Although, she has kept a low profile when it comes to her personal life. She has not revealed any details about her parents or siblings. This information will be updated soon when the information is out to the public.
Sharyn Alfonsi Husband
Alfonsi is married to Matt Eby, a former Navy officer. The pair got married in 2012. Together they are blessed with two beautiful children. She lives in Austin, Texas with her family.
Sharyn Alfonsi Education
Sharyn graduated from Mississippi University, Oxford, in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science degree in political science and journalism studies.
Sharyn Alfonsi Career
Alfonsi began her career in broadcast journalism at KHBS-TV in Ft. Smith, Arkansas, where she served as a news reporter, weekend weather anchor, photographer, and editor. Prior to that, she was a reporter for KIRO-TV, the CBS affiliate in Seattle, Washington, where she covered the World Trade Organization riots. Alfonsi was also a general assignment reporter for WVEC–TV Norfolk, Virginia, where she traveled extensively with the military. Before being promoted to CBS News correspondent, Alfonsi was a freelance correspondent for the “CBS Evening News” weekend edition, “Up To The Minute” and CBS Newspath. Among the stories, she covered there were the Martha Stewart trial and the return of U.S. soldiers from Iraq.
Moreover, she has been a CBS News correspondent based in New York since July 2004 and was the lead correspondent on many domestic and international stories. Alfonsi covered the school shootings at Virginia Tech and reported for all CBS News broadcasts. In 2006, she reported from the Israel-Lebanon border covering the war with Hezbollah and later, the violence in Gaza. Alfonsi also covered the war in Iraq. Upon her return from Baghdad, she covered Hurricane Katrina and stayed in New Orleans for more than a month reporting on the recovery and rebuilding efforts. Other major national stories Alfonsi has covered include Hurricane Rita and the Sago Mine Disaster in West Virginia. She has served as a fill-in anchor for the “CBS Evening News” weekend edition and regularly contributed to “CBS Sunday Morning.”
Her work for the sports edition of 60 Minutes includes stories on injuries caused to teens who play only one sport year-round and sudden deaths among young athletes with undetected heart problems. She has done several sports profiles, including golfer Bubba Watson and the poignant portrait of Harry Parker, who coached the Harvard varsity crew team to a final victory before dying as one of the most successful collegiate coaches in history.
Prior to that, her story on the students who survived the Parkland, Florida, school shooting won an Emmy. In 2017, Alfonsi’s investigation of the misuse of jailhouse informants in Orange County, California, drew national attention to a criminal justice system scandal. In her first 60 Minutes report, she revealed that the Federal Emergency Management Agency was aware its insurance companies had committed fraud against Hurricane Sandy victims. Alfonsi also reported on climate change, cyber security, and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) among combat veterans.
Recently, she has reported on the handling of one of the earliest records of coronavirus super-spreader events, a cruise aboard the Costa Luminosa, which was one of 60 Minutes’ most memorable pandemic segments. Alfonsi also conducted a news-making interview with U.S. Olympic gymnastics phenom Simone Biles. Her report on the migration crisis on the U.S.-Mexican Border in April 2019 was recognized with a Columbia University-du Pont Silver baton in January 2020. After that story, Alfonsi got the first interview with the Salvadoran woman who was the wife and mother of the drowned migrant father and daughter whose image in death captivated the world.
Sharyn Alfonsi’s Net worth and Salary
Sharyn earns an annual salary ranging from $ 70,000 to $ 100,000. She also has an estimated net worth of between $ 1 million-$ 5 million dollars as of 2023.
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