Sharyl Attkisson Bio, Age, Family, Husband, Salary, Net Worth, Books, CBG

Sharyl Attkisson Biography

Sharyl Attkisson is a Writer, journalist, and television correspondent from the United States. She is the co-host of the Sinclair Broadcast Group television show Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson.


How old is Sharyl Attkisson? – Age

She is 60 years old as of 26 January 2021. She was born in 1961 in St. Petersburg, Florida, United States.

Sharyl Attkisson Family – Education

Her father was a lawyer, but she lived with her stepfather, an orthopedic surgeon, for the majority of her life. Her family consisted of seven children. She was born in St. Petersburg, Florida on January 26, 1961, and grew up in Sarasota, where she attended Wilkinson Elementary and Riverview High School. Attkisson graduated from the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications in 1982 with a degree in broadcast journalism.

Sharyl Attkisson Husband

In 1984, Attkisson married James Attkisson; the couple has one daughter. In tae kwon do, Attkisson holds a fifth-degree black belt.

Sharyl Attkisson Salary

She earns an annual salary of $800 thousand.

Sharyl Attkisson Net Worth

She has an estimated net worth of $ 1 Million.

Sharyl Attkisson Body Measurements

Sharyl stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.79 m). Her weight measurements are not available.

Sharyl Attkisson Books

Her book Slanted: How the News Media Taught Us to Love Censorship and Hate Journalism was published in November 2020. In 2017, she created a media bias chart, which was repurposed by the right-wing blog PJ Media and described as a “bastardization” of Ad Fontes Media’s work. According to her website, she created the “subjective” chart “from various sources and your feedback.”

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Sharyl Attkisson Photo

Her second book, The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, Think, and Vote, was released in the summer of 2017 by HarperCollins. It was also a New York Times best-seller.

Stonewalled: One Reporter’s Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington was published by Harper later that year and quickly became a New York Times bestseller. In this piece, she accuses CBS of shielding Barack Obama’s administration by failing to cover stories such as the 2012 Benghazi attack and the slow initial enrollments under Obamacare.

Sharyl Attkisson Career

In 1982, Attkisson began her career in broadcast journalism as a reporter at WUFT-TV, a PBS station in Gainesville, Florida. She later worked as an anchor and reporter at WTVX-TV Fort Pierce/West Palm Beach, Florida, from 1982 to 1985, WBNS-TV, Columbus, Ohio’s CBS affiliate, from 1985 to 1986, and WTVT in Tampa, Florida, from 1986 to 1990.

Sharon Attkisson was a CBS News investigative correspondent who won Emmys for her coverage of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) and the bank bailout. She was a member of the CBS News team that received RTNDA-Edward R. Murrow Awards for Overall Excellence in 2005 and 2008. She contradicted Hillary Clinton’s account of sniper fire in Bosnia in 2008, claiming that there were no bullets to dodge. Clinton admitted the next day that there was no sniper fire and that she “misspoke.” Sharyl Attkisson resigned from CBS News on March 10, 2014, citing a “amicable” parting.

Since 2010, she has been nominated for two Emmy Awards for her reporting on members of Congress and the waste of tax dollars. Her reporting on the Fast and Furious Gunwalker scandal earned her an Emmy Award in 2012. Exposing Congress’s Business was also nominated for a Gerald Loeb Award in the broadcast category in 2013.