Her career in the media industry started in 2002 on local stations through which she gradually worked her way up the ladder. She is currently a sensation in the media circle and works as the news presenter in WGCL-CBS46. At the Georgia-based news station where Sharon Reed works, she went viral following a case of racial discrimination brought upon her by one of her viewers in 2017.
Beyond the foregoing, read more interesting facts about the African-American broadcast journalist.
Sharon Reed – Biography, Age
For someone who has worked in the media industry for more than fifteen years, Sharon Reed has done a good job at shielding her personal details, including birth facts from the public. She, however, celebrates her birth on May 12th and there are claims that she was born in 1978, in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. She belongs to an African-American ethnicity but details about her birth family and possible siblings are not known.
Sharon Reed completed the necessary academic requirements in her formative years, although the names of the institutions she attended have not been shared with the public. For her tertiary education, she attended Georgetown University, in Washington, D.C. where she majored in English and Government and proceed to the Northwestern Univerity for her master’s degree in Broadcast Journalism.
Her journalism career officially started in 2002 at WOIO and WUAB. She mostly worked the afternoon and late evening shifts at the Cleveland, Ohio-based television stations, anchoring shows for the networks for the next decade, before she made a move for other job opportunities.
Sharon also explored field reporting on sports during the initial stage of her career. In her capacity as a field reporter, she was assigned to the Cleveland Cavaliers, working as the National Basketball Association (NBA) team’s sideline reporter for the period of one year. Her job also saw her carry out interviews with NBA players and stars but as much as it sounds like a dream job, Sharon just knew she had to move on to other opportunities. She subsequently left the job in 2012 and relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, where she started working as a reporter and evening anchor for CBS46 (WGCL-TV), a CBS-affiliated television station. The station and WPCH-TV share a studio and both are owned by the Meredith Corporation.
CBS46 can be found on Comcast Xfinity and Charter Spectrum. The station also falls behind the likes of WUSA in Washington D.C., and Houston, Texas-based KHOU as the third-largest CBS affiliated station that is not owned or operated by the network. Before the station took its present form, it used to focus on religious programs as it was owned by the Christian Broadcasting Network.
Sharon’s new job put her on the afternoon and evening broadcasts on weekdays. In 2017, she called out a viewer during one of her regular segments. The viewer sent her an e-mail earlier, accusing her of race-baiting following a discussion with her colleagues on two candidates (black and white), running for mayor of Atlanta.
Subsequently, Kathy Ray, the woman who sent the e-mail, was schooled on TV by the broadcaster for misinterpreting her words.
Since 2002, Sharon Reed has been active as a broadcast journalist, a job that can make you lose your rights to privacy. Nevertheless, she has managed to keep her personal business to herself and as a result, the figures she smiles to the bank with annually are not known. Just like her salary details, nothing can be confirmed about her net worth, although some sources have gone on to peg it at $650,000.
Watch this space for updates on her earnings and net worth as they get reviewed.
Daughter and Baby
While her spell with the Cleveland Cavaliers lasted, Sharon Reed met and became acquainted with several NBA greats among whom is LeBron James. In the long run, she was rumored to be dating the NBA star and the claims even went ahead to conclude that she has a baby for him. Although Sharon spoke publicly, refuting the speculations, convincing a lot of people has not been an easy task, thus, she let the matter go.
Notwithstanding the rumors making the rounds, Sharon Reed appears to be a married woman but has not shared the identity of her husband. Besides, they have a daughter whom they named Eva, the same one LeBron James supposedly fathered.