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Sharon Epperson Bio, CNBC, Height, Age, Relatives, Spouse, Salary, and Net Worth


Sharon Epperson Biography

Sharon Epperson is an American in the journalism field who works for CNBC as a senior personal finance correspondent. Prior to beginning work at the station in July 1996, she was a Time Magazine correspondent. Epperson examines the various dimensions of how people manage, increase, and protect their financial resources.

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Sharon Epperson Height

Epperson stands at a rough height of 5 feet and 6 inches.

Sharon Epperson Age

Epperson is 56 years old. She was born on April 12, 1968, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Every April 12th, Epperson celebrates her birthday annually.

Personal Life

Sharon Epperson Relatives and Family

Epperson was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, by her loving parents, David and Cecelia Epperson, a retired schoolteacher in the Pittsburgh Public School System.

Sharon Epperson Spouse and Children

Epperson is happily married to her husband, Christopher John Farley; the couple exchanged vows in 1997. The couple has been blessed with two children, a son Dylan Farley, and a daughter, Emma Farley

Sharon Epperson Education

Epperson received her high school diploma from Taylor Allderdice in Pittsburgh in 1986. Epperson graduated from Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and government.

She also holds a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University and an honorary doctorate from Pittsburgh’s Carlow University. She joined the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority at Harvard and became a member of the Lambda Upsilon chapter. Since 2000, she has taught international affairs as an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s School of International Public Affairs.

Professional Life

Sharon Epperson Career

Epperson works for CNBC as a senior personal finance correspondent. Prior to beginning work at the station in July 1996, she was a Time Magazine correspondent. Epperson examines the various dimensions of how people manage, increase, and protect their financial resources.

Epperson, who was listed as one of the “12 to Watch in TV News,” may frequently be seen on CNBC television and other platforms. Her areas of expertise include creating an estate plan that leaves a financial legacy, saving and investing for retirement, paying for college, managing mortgages, student loans, credit card debt, and other types of debt.

She routinely contributes to NBC’s TODAY, NBC Nightly News, NBC News Daily, NBC News Now,, and, in addition to The 8-week online learning course and newsletter series “Invest in You: Money 101,” which is also available in Spanish as “Invierte en Ti: Dinero 101,” were developed by Epperson as a companion to “Invest in You: Ready. Set. Grow.”, a multi-platform financial wellness and education initiative at CNBC. Another important (and private) component of her reporting involves preparing your funds for the unexpected. Epperson almost died in September 2016 after suffering a burst cerebral aneurysm.

She has grown into a steadfast supporter of topics related to health and well-being, bringing attention to brain aneurysms and raising money for research. In order to fund studies on early detection and novel treatments, she and her family created “The Sharon Epperson Chair of Research” through the Brain Aneurysm Foundation in September 2018.

Prior to CNBC

Prior to joining CNBC, she worked as a correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, USA Weekend, Self, Essence, Ebony, and TIME, where her personal finance expertise was highlighted. She also covered business, culture, social issues, and health in those publications.

Epperson is dedicated to raising financial literacy levels, especially in marginalized areas. During President Obama’s presidency, she was invited to the White House to discuss financial literacy and to serve as the moderator of a public gathering of the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability at the U.S. Treasury Department. She also frequently presents various aspects of personal finance at conferences and events for regional and national organizations, colleges, and universities.


For CNBC’s “Invest in You: Ready. Set. Grow America’s Financial Education,” Epperson won first place in live streaming from Cablefax. She also received the Savvy Inspiration Award from the non-profit organization Savvy Ladies and the Special Achievement Award from the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA).

For her “Financial Advisor Playbook” video series on, she received the Alliance for Women in Media’s Gracie Award for Outstanding Online Host. She has received the All-Star Award from the Association of Women in Communications as well as the Vanguard Award from the National Urban League Guild for her stellar career in business and personal finance reporting.

She has also received honors from the National Association of Black Journalists, the New York Association of Black Journalists, and the New York Festivals. Epperson has previously instructed classes at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism as an adjunct professor in the School for International and Public Affairs. She takes pleasure in instructing graduate students in her professional development classes on the value of setting aside money for the future and creating a budget.

Sharon Epperson Net Worth

Epperson has garnered a net worth ranging from $1 million to $6 million during his successful career as a journalist.

Sharon Epperson Salary

Epperson receives an approximate annual salary of $110, 000 which she earns working as a senior personal finance correspondent.

Sharon Epperson Illness

At the gym in 2016, senior personal finance correspondent for CNBC Sharon Epperson experienced a brain aneurysm. Epperson survived a sickness that is extremely rare for a person to recover from.

Sharon Epperson Money 101 Newsletter

The Big Payoff: 8 Steps Couples Can Take to Make the Most of Their Money-and Live Richly Ever After, which she wrote, was a finalist for the Books for a Better Life Awards, which recognize books that have “changed the lives of millions.” Additionally, she contributed to The Experts’ Guide to Doing Things Faster.

Sharon Epperson Social Media

Epperson has active social media platforms i.e. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. She has a following of over 2.5K on Facebook, a following of over 4808 on Instagram, and a following of over 20.5K on Twitter.

CNBC Station

At CNBC, Epperson works alongside her fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists, such as;

  1. Rosanna Lockwood
  2. Julia Boorstin
  3. Deirdre Bosa
  4. Morgan Brennan
  5. Contessa Brewer
  6. Dominic Chu
  7. Bertha Coombs
  8. Jim Cramer
  9. Andrea Day
  10. Sara Eisen