Sharon Epperson Bio, Wiki, Age, Family, Husband, NBC, Net Worth, Salary and Twitter
Sharon Epperson Biography
Sharon Epperson is an American journalist currently working as the Senior Personal Finance Correspondent for CNBC and on NBC News shows, Today and NBC Nightly News.
Sharon Epperson Education
Epperson graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School in Pittsburgh in 1986 and joined their alumni hall of fame in 2011. She worked as a summer intern in the Pittsburgh Press Library Department at the age of 18. Epperson holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology and administration from Harvard University, a master’s degree in foreign relations from Columbia University and an honorary doctorate from Carlow University in Pittsburgh. At Harvard, she entered the Lambda Upsilon chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Since 2000, she has been Assistant Professor of Foreign Relations at Columbia University’s Department of International Public Affairs.
Sharon Epperson Career
As CNBC’s senior correspondent for personal finance, Epperson explores several aspects of how people handle, develop, and secure their wealth. Her experience involves saving and preparing for retirement, paying for education, handling mortgages, school loans, credit cards, and other obligations, and creating a financial legacy through estate planning. Preparing the finances for the unexpected is another important (and personal) part of your reporting. In September 2016, Epperson suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm and almost lost her life. She has been a vocal voice for health and wellbeing issues, raising awareness of brain aneurysms and support for research.
In September 2018, she and her family founded the Sharon Epperson Chair of Study through the Brain Aneurysm Foundation to provide grants for research on early diagnosis and new therapies. Epperson is the lead respondent to “Invest in You: Ready.” Set it. Grow., a multi-platform financial health and education program at CNBC, in collaboration with the Acorns micro-investment app, has developed its companion 8-week learning course and weekly newsletter, “Invest in You: Money 101.” It also contributes to NBC’s TODAY and NBC’s Evening News as well as Today.com and NBCNews.com.
Sharon Epperson Books
Her book, The Great Payoff: 8 Steps Couples Can Take to Make More of Their Money-and Live Richly Ever After, was a finalist for the Books for Better Life Awards, celebrating works that “changed the lives of millions.” She was also a consultant to The Experts’ Guide to Doing It Quicker. Her personal finance experience has been published in a variety of magazines, including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, USA Weekend, Self, Essence, Ebony, and TIME, where she covered business, society, social issues, and health as a reporter before joining CNBC.
Sharon Epperson Age
Epperson is 52 years old as of 2020. She was born on 12 April 1968 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. She celebrates her birthday on the 12th of April every year.
Sharon Epperson Height
Epperson stands at a height of 5 ft 8 in (1.72 m).
Sharon Epperson Family
Lee’s grandparents, along with his wife and children, immigrated from rural China to Buffalo, New York, United States. Lee’s father graduated from Columbia University and moved to Great Neck, New York. Her sister, Lia Epperson, is a civil rights lawyer and law professor at American University Washington College of Law, and former NAACP CEO Ben Jealous is Sharon’s former brother-in-law.
Sharon Epperson Husband
Epperson is a married woman. She is married to Christopher John Farley, also an award-winning journalist and author. The couple married on August 30, 1997. The couple lives in Westchester County, N.Y., with their two children.
Sharon Epperson Net Worth
Epperson has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through being a journalist.
Sharon Epperson Salary
Epperson earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.
Sharon Epperson Awards
Epperson has a number of business and civic awards, including the Unique Achievement Award from the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) and the Savvy Motivation Award from the non-profit, financial education community Savvy Ladies. She received the Alliance for Women in Media Gracie Award for Outstanding Web Host for her “Financial Advisor Playbook” video series on CNBC.com. She won the Vanguard Award for her distinguished work in the industry and personal finance from the National Urban League Guild and the All-Star Award from the Women in Communications Association.
She has also received awards from the New York Festival, the New York Black Journalism Association, and the National Black Journalists Association. Epperson is committed to improving financial literacy, particularly in underserved communities. During President Obama’s presidency, she was invited to the White House to learn about financial literacy and to hold a public meeting of the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability in the U.S. Department of Treasury. She most regularly lectures on several aspects of personal finance at seminars and activities with local and national associations, colleges, and universities.