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Sharyn Alfonsi
American on-air correspondent and journalist

Sharyn Alfonsi

Sharyn Alfonsi
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Intro American on-air correspondent and journalist
Is Journalist Correspondent Broadcast journalist
From United States of America
Field Journalism
Gender female
Birth 3 June 1971
Age 52 years
Star sign Gemini
University of Mississippi
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Sharyn Alfonsi.

Sharyn Elizabeth Alfonsi (born June 3, 1972) is an Emmy award winning American journalist and correspondent for 60 Minutes. She made her debut appearance on 60 Minutes on March 1, 2015.

Early life and education

Alfonsi attended high school in McLean, Virginia. She graduated with honors from the University of Mississippi in Oxford in 1994, where she was a James Love Scholar.


In 2015, Sharyn Alfonsi made her debut appearance on 60 Minutes with an investigative story about fraud after Hurricane Sandy which led to a congressional investigation and earned her a Writers Guild Award.

She appeared multiple times on 60 Minutes in the 2016-2017 season, including an investigative piece on hacking phones that showed how hackers could easily access a Congressman's phone.

In 2018, she was featured on the season premiere of 60 Minutes with a revealing interview with Paul McCartney, which drew more than 13 million viewers. McCartney admitted that he couldn't read music, was wildly insecure and worried about his legacy.

In 2019, Sharyn Alfonsi received two Emmy awards for her reporting following the Parkland High School shooting. On December 11, 2019

Alfonsi made international news in 2020 when she obtained photos from inside the jail cell of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein and his autopsy photos which aired on 60 Minutes.

In 2020, Sharyn Alfonsi and her team won the prestigious duPont-Columbia University of Journalism Award for their reporting from the US/Mexico border. During her acceptance speech Alfonsi dedicated the award to everyone who called her a “pain in the ass”.

Alfonsi began her career in local news at KHBS-KHOG-TV in Fort Smith, Arkansas in 1995 then WVEC-TV in Norfolk, Virginia and KIRO-TV in Seattle, Washington and later WBZ-TV in Boston, MA.

In 2002, Sharyn Alfonsi was hired by CBS News where she covered breaking news including Hurricane Katrina the war in Iraq, Gaza and the Israel-Lebanon war.

She left CBS in 2008 to work for ABC News but returned to CBS in 2011 to work for 60 Minutes Sports, which aired on Showtime.

Personal life

Alfonsi is married and has two children. In May 2013, she gave the commencement address at the Meek School of Journalism and New Media at the University of Mississippi. Her speech was named by NPR as one of The Best Commencement Speeches Ever.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 07 Jun 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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