Sharyn Alfonsi Biography
Sharyn Alfonsi is a 60 Minutes correspondent in the United States. On March 1, 2015, she made her television debut on 60 Minutes. She received the coveted DuPont-Columbia journalism prize in 2019.
How old is Sharyn Alfonsi? – Age
She was born as Sharyn Elizabeth Alfonsi on 3 June 1972 in the United States. She is 49 years as of 2021.
Where did Sharyn Alfonsi go to school? – Education
Alfonsi graduated from McLean High School in McLean, Virginia. She earned her bachelor’s degree with honors in 1994 from the University of Mississippi in Oxford, where she was a James Love Scholar.
Sharyn Alfonsi’s husband
Alfonsi is married to Matt Eby and they have two children. She delivered the graduation lecture at the University of Mississippi’s Meek School of Journalism and New Media in May 2013. NPR recognized her address as one of the “Best Commencement Speeches Ever.”
What is Alfonsi Salary?
She earns an estimated salary ranging between $24,292-$72,507.
Alfonsi Net Worth
Her net worth is $450,000.
Sharyn Alfonsi Career
Alfonsi began her career in local news in 1995 with KHBS-KHOG-TV in Fort Smith, Arkansas, then moved on to WVEC-TV in Norfolk, Virginia, KIRO-TV in Seattle, Washington, and finally WBZ-TV in Boston, Massachusetts. Dan Rather recruited her at CBS News in 2002. In 2008, she left CBS to work for ABC News. In 2011, she returned to CBS to work on 60 Minutes Sports, which aired on Showtime.
Sharyn Alfonsi made her 60 Minutes debut in 2015 with an investigative report on fraud following Hurricane Sandy, which prompted a congressional investigation and awarded her a Writers Guild Award. She featured on 60 Minutes many times during the 2016–2017 season, including an investigative piece on phone hacking that demonstrated how hackers could easily access a Congressman’s phone.
She was featured in the season premiere of 60 Minutes in 2018 with a revealing conversation with Paul McCartney, which attracted over 13 million views. McCartney said that he couldn’t read music, that he was extremely insecure, and that he was concerned about his legacy.
Alfonsi won two Emmys in 2019 for her reporting on the Parkland High School tragedy.
Alfonsi made international headlines in 2020 when she was the first reporter to get photographs from inside convicted billionaire Jeffrey Epstein’s jail cell, as well as autopsy photos, which appeared on 60 Minutes. Alfonsi and her producers received the coveted DuPont-Columbia University of Journalism Award in 2020 for their reporting from the US/Mexico border. Alfonsi dedicated the prize to everyone who called her a “pain in the ass” during her winning speech. She was also honored with a Gracie Award for Outstanding News/News Magazine talent by the Alliance for Women in Media in 2020.
In 2021, Alfonsi’s 60 Minutes report on Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and the state’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout drew widespread criticism for making a direct accusation, without “substantive evidence,” that there was a link between a donation by the supermarket chain Publix to DeSantis’ re-election campaign and Florida’s partnership with Publix stores for vaccine distribution. Following that, Palm Beach County Mayor Dave Kerner accused 60 Minutes of publishing “deliberately incorrect” material, while others labeled Alfonsi in the interview as a “political activist” rather than a journalist.
DeSantis offered what looked to be a large amount of information contradicting Alfonsi’s “pay for play” claim during the taped briefing, none of which was included in the CBS broadcast.