Sharon Epperson Biography and CNBC
Sharon Epperson is an American senior personal finance correspondent for CNBC. She frequently appears on NBC News shows, Today and NBC Nightly News. She also authored The Big Payoff: 8 Steps Couples Can Take to Make the Most of Their Money and Live Richly Ever After.
Sharon Epperson Age and Birthday, How Old is She?
Sharon is 52 years old as of 2020, She was born on April 12, 1968, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She celebrates her birthday on April 12.
Sharon Epperson Height & Weight
Sharon is of average height with a slim curvy body stature. The exact height information of Sharon is currently unavailable. This information will soon be updated.
Sharon Epperson Parents and Family
Sharon was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is the daughter of David E. Epperson and Ceceila T. Epperson, a retired schoolteacher in the Pittsburgh Public School System, last teaching at Lincoln Elementary School in Pittsburgh. Her father, now deceased, was Dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh for nearly 30 years and was the first African-American dean at the school.
Sharon Epperson Education
Sharon graduated from Pittsburgh’s Taylor Allderdice High School in 1986 and was inducted into their alumni hall of fame in 2011. She served a summer internship at the age of 18 in the Pittsburgh Press library department.
Epperson holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology and government from Harvard University, a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University, and an honorary doctorate from Carlow University in Pittsburgh.
At Harvard, she joined the Lambda Upsilon chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. She has been an adjunct instructor of international affairs at Columbia University’s School of International Public Affairs since 2000.
Sharon Epperson Husband and Married
Sharon Epperson is married to her husband “Christopher John Farley” who is also an award winning journalist and author. The couple now reside in Westchester County, New York with their two children. Sharon and Christopher have been married since August 30, 1997.
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Sharon Epperson Illness, Brain aneurysm and Health
Sharon suffered rapture of a brain aneurysm while she was at the gym but fortunately had no permanent damage.
Sharon Epperson Salary and Net Worth
Sharon Epperson earns herself a total annual salary of $ 24,292 – $ 72,507 with a total net worth of $50,000-$150,000 as of 2020
Sharon Epperson CNBC and Wiki
Epperson, named one of “12 to Watch in TV News,” can be seen regularly on CNBC television and other media platforms. As CNBC’s senior personal finance correspondent, Epperson covers the many facets of how people manage, grow and protect their money.
Her expertise includes saving and investing for retirement, paying for college, managing mortgage, student loan, credit card and other debt, and building a financial legacy through estate planning. Preparing your finances for the unexpected is another critical (and personal) aspect of her reporting. In September 2016, Epperson sustained a ruptured brain aneurysm and she nearly lost her life.
She has become a staunch advocate for health and wellness issues, raising awareness about brain aneurysms and funding for research. In September 2018, she and her family established “The Sharon Epperson Chair of Research” through the Brain Aneurysm Foundation to provide grants for research on early detection and innovative treatments.
Epperson is a lead contributor to “Invest in You: Ready. Set. Grow.,” a multi-platform financial wellness and education initiative at CNBC in partnership with the micro-investing app Acorns, and developed its companion 8-week learning course and weekly newsletter, “Invest in You: Money 101.” She also contributes to NBC’s TODAY and NBC Nightly News as well as Today.com and NBCNews.com.
Her book, The Big Payoff: 8 Steps Couples Can Take to Make the Most of Their Money-and Live Richly Ever After, was a finalist for the Books for a Better Life Awards, honoring works that have “changed the lives of millions.” She also was a contributing writer for The Experts’ Guide to Doing Things Faster.
Her personal finance expertise has been featured in numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, USA Weekend, Self, Essence, Ebony and TIME, where she had covered business, culture, social issues and health as a correspondent prior to joining CNBC.
Epperson has numerous industry and civic awards, including the Special Achievement Award from the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) and the Savvy Inspiration Award from the non-profit, financial empowerment group Savvy Ladies. She won an Alliance for Women in Media’s Gracie Award for Outstanding Online Host for her “Financial Advisor Playbook” video series on CNBC.com.
She has received the Vanguard Award for her distinguished career in business and personal finance reporting from the National Urban League Guild, and the All-Star Award from the Association of Women in Communications. She also has won awards from the New York Festivals, the New York Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Black Journalists.
Epperson is committed to improving financial literacy, particularly in underserved communities. She was invited to the White House during President Obama’s administration to speak about financial literacy and to moderate a public meeting of the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability at the U.S. Treasury Department. She also speaks frequently at conferences and events for local and national organizations, colleges and universities about many facets of personal finance.
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