Sharon Epperson CNBC, Wiki, Age, Husband, Today Show, Illness, Books, and Net Worth

Sharon Epperson Bio | Wiki

Sharon Epperson is an American author, adjunct professor, and journalist working for CNBC as a Senior Personal Finance Correspondent. She also makes appearance on NBC News and Today Show. Sharon is an adjunct professor at Columbia University. Before joining CNBC in July 1996, she was working for Time Magazine as a correspondent.

Sharon Epperson Age

She was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in the United States on April 12, 1968. Sharon is 55 years old.

Sharon Epperson Height

She is a woman of average stature. Sharon has a height of 5 ft 6 in ( approx. 1.68m ).

Sharon Epperson Family

She is a native of Pittsburgh, PA, in the U.S. She is the daughter of Ceceila T. Epperson, her mother, and David E. Epperson, her father. In addition, Sharon’s dad was the first African-American dean at the University of Pittsburgh in the school of Social work for nearly three decades. Whereas, her mother is a retired schoolteacher who last taught at Lincoln Elementary School. Sharon was raised along with her sister Lia Beth in a family of Black descent. Lia is a law professor at American University Washington College of Law and a civil rights lawyer. Unfortunately, Sharon’s father has been deceased since June 2011.

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Sharon Epperson Husband

She married her husband Christopher John Farley on August 30, 1997. Sharon’s husband is an American author, journalist, and columnist originally from Kingston, Jamaica. She and her husband are proud parents of two-all-grown up kids, a son, Dylan Farley. and a daughter Emma Farley. Furthermore, her kids are currently schooling at Columbia University class of 2025 and 2027 respectively.

Sharon Epperson Education

She is a 1986 graduate of Taylor Allderdice High School where she has being an inductee since 2011. Sharon also attended Harvard University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Government. In addition, she received a master’s degree from Columbia University where she majored in international affairs. Sharon also has an honorary doctorate from Carlow University in Pittsburgh.

Sharon Epperson Cnbc

She is currently working for CNBC as a senior personal finance correspondent. At the station, Sharon provides coverage of the many aspects of how people grow, manage, and protect their money. She has expertise in paying for college, student loans, saving and investing for retirement, credit cards, managing mortgages, and building a financial legacy through estate planning. She is also a contributor for NBC’s Nightly News, Today Show, News Now, News daily,, and

Sharon is also a led contributor to Invest in You: Ready. Set. Grow. Apart from working for CNBC, Sharon is also an adjunct professor in the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Furthermore, sharon’s financial expertise has been featured in numerous publications including The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, TIME, Ebony, USA Weekend, Essence, and Self. Before joining CNBC in July 1996, she was working for Time Magazine as a correspondent.

Some of Sharon’s colleagues at CNBC include:

Jim Cramer – host.

Bertha Coombs – reporter.

Morgan Brenna – co-anchor.

Deirdre Bosa – tech correspondent and anchor.

Julia Boorstin – Tech and senior correspondent.

Contessa Brewer – correspondent.

Sara Eisen – co-anchor.

Sharon Epperson Today Show

She not only works for CNBC as a senior personal finance correspondent, but also as a contributor to NBC’s Today Show. Furthermore, Sharon is also a contributor to NBC News Daily, NBC Nightly News,, NBC News Now, and

Sharon Epperson Illness

At the gym in 2016, Sharon suffered a brain aneurysm and nearly lost her life. As a result, she was hospitalized for a month due to the illness. This was later followed by months of extensive physical and cognitive therapy of learning to communicate effectively and walk upstairs. She also discovered that her family had suffered three generations of brain hemorrhages. Since her recovery, Sharon has become an advocate for health and wellness issues.

Sharon Epperson Books

Sharon is the author of The Big Payoff: Financial Fitness for Couples ( 2009). Furthermore, she was also a contributing writer for The Experts’ Guide to Doing Things Faster. 

Sharon Epperson Money 101 Newsletter 

While working at CNBC, Sharon developed “Invest in You: Money 101”, an eight week online learning course that is also available in newsletter series.

Sharon Epperson Salary 

She works for CNBC as a senior reporter and Columbia University as an adjunct professor. Sharon’s salary is $155,000 annually.

Sharon Epperson Net Worth

She has been working as a financial journalist, author, and professor for at least  two and a half decades. Therefore, it goes unopposed that Sharon has been able to cumulate a decent fortune over the years. Sharon’s net worth is $2.5 million.

How Old Is Sharon Epperson

Sharon is 55 years old. She was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in the U.S. on April 12, 1968.

Is Sharon Epperson Married

Yes. Sharon married her husband Christopher John Farley in August 1997. She and her husband are proud parents of Dylan and Emma.

Who Is Sharon Epperson

She is an American adjunct professor, author, and journalist working for CNBC. Sharon is also a contributor to NBC Today.

Sharon Epperson Social Media Handles

Instagram: sharoneppersoncnbc 

Twitter: @sharon_epperson

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