Sharon Epperson Wiki, Age, Education, Husband, Kids, CNBC, Net Worth

Sharon Epperson

Sharon Epperson Biography

Sharon Epperson is an American media personality serving as CNBC’s senior personal finance correspondent. Epperson covers the many facets of how people manage, grow and protect their money. Her expertise includes saving and investing for retirement, paying for college, managing mortgages, student loans, credit cards, and other debt, and building a financial legacy through estate planning.

Sharon Epperson Age

She was born on 12th April 1968, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Sharon Epperson Height

She stand at a height of 5 feet and 5 inches tall.

Sharon Epperson Education

Epperson received her bachelor’s in sociology and government from Harvard University, a master of international affairs degree from Columbia University, and honorary doctorates from Carlow University in Pittsburgh and Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York. A Pittsburgh native, she has also been inducted into the Hall of Fame at Taylor Allderdice High School, her alma mater.

Sharon Epperson Nationality

She of American nationality.

Sharon Epperson Parents

Epperson is the daughter of David E. Epperson and Ceceila T. Epperson, a retired schoolteacher in the Pittsburgh Public School System, last teaching at Lincoln Elementary School in Pittsburgh. Her grandfather was a steelworker.

Sharon Epperson Siblings

Sharon has a sister named, Lia Epperson, is a civil rights lawyer and law professor at American University Washington College of Law, and former NAACP CEO Ben Jealous is Sharon’s former brother-in-law.

Sharon Epperson Husband

Sharon is married to Christopher John Farley, also an award-winning journalist and author. Christopher John Farley (born July 28, 1966) is a Jamaican-born American journalist, columnist, and author. Farley was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and grew up in New York. He is a graduate of Brockport High School and Harvard University, where he edited the Harvard Lampoon. He has been a writer for Time magazine since 1992. He currently serves as an editor of The Wall Street Journal. In May 2005, Time published Chris’s interview with comedian Dave Chappelle.

Farley is the author of the fact-based novel Kingston by Starlight, the novel My Favorite War; and biographies Before the Legend: The Rise of Bob Marley; Aaliyah, More Than a Woman; Introducing Halle Berry; and is a co-author of Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: A Musical Journey. In 2004, at the passing of legendary rhythm and blues recording artist and singer Ray Charles, Farley and fellow journalist Anthony DeCurtis, pianist Marcus Roberts, and violinist and record producer Phil Ramone all appeared in an installment of the Charlie Rose Show, titled An Appreciation of Ray Charles, which was dedicated to the singer’s music and his memory and legacy.

Sharon Epperson Children

Sharon and her husband John, have two children. Dylan Farley (son) and Emma Farley (daughter).

Sharon Epperson CNBC

Sharon Epperson, named one of “12 to Watch in TV News,” can be seen regularly on CNBC television and other media platforms. She frequently writes for and also contributes to NBC’s TODAY, NBC Nightly News, NBC News Daily, NBC News Now as well as and

Sharon Epperson Money 101 NewsLetter

Sharon Epperson, CNBC senior personal finance correspondent has weekly tips and resources to help people manage their finances on; Calculating net worth
Creating a simple budget, Keeping track of every expense paid, and also offer tips and tools to help reduce expenses and cut spending.

Epperson has been a lead contributor to “Invest in You: Ready. Set. Grow.”, a multi-platform financial wellness and education initiative at CNBC, and developed its companion 8-week online learning course and newsletter series, “Invest in You: Money 101”, that is also available Spanish, “Invierte en Ti: Dinero 101”

In September 2016, Epperson sustained a ruptured brain aneurysm and she nearly lost her life. She has become a staunch advocate for health and wellness issues, raising awareness about brain aneurysms and funds for research. In September 2018, she and her family established “The Sharon Epperson Chair of Research” through the Brain Aneurysm Foundation to provide grants for research on early detection and innovative treatments.

Sharon book, The Big Payoff: 8 Steps Couples Can Take to Make the Most of Their Money-and Live Richly Ever After, was a finalist for the Books for a Better Life Awards, honoring works that have “changed the lives of millions.” She also was a contributing writer for The Experts’ Guide to Doing Things Faster.

Sharon personal finance expertise has been featured in numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, USA Weekend, Self, Essence, Ebony, and TIME, where she had covered business, culture, social issues and health as a correspondent prior to joining CNBC.

Epperson is committed to improving financial literacy, particularly in underserved communities. She was invited to the White House during President Obama’s administration to speak about financial literacy and to moderate a public meeting of the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability at the U.S. Treasury Department. She also speaks frequently at conferences and events for local and national organizations, colleges and universities about many facets of personal finance

Epperson has numerous industry and civic awards, including First Place in Live Streaming from Cablefax for CNBC’s “Invest in You: Ready. Set. Grow America’s Financial Education,” as well as the Special Achievement Award from the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) and the Savvy Inspiration Award from the non-profit, financial empowerment group Savvy Ladies.

Sharon won an Alliance for Women in Media’s Gracie Award for Outstanding Online Host for her “Financial Advisor Playbook” video series on She has received the Vanguard Award for her distinguished career in business and personal finance reporting from the National Urban League Guild, and the All-Star Award from the Association of Women in Communications. She also has won awards from the New York Festivals, the New York Association of Black Journalists, and the National Association of Black Journalists.

An adjunct professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, Epperson has taught courses at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism. She enjoys teaching the importance of budgeting and building long-term savings as part of her professional development courses for graduate students.

Sharon Epperson Illness

Sharon Epperson almost died from a brain aneurysm, she had no idea that a disease was sitting silently in her brain until one day she experienced a rupture which changed her life forever.

The brain aneurysm survivor now wants to bring awareness to the affliction that affects 30,000 people per year in the United States, many fatally, according to Christine Buckley, executive director of the Brain Aneurysm Foundation.

On 27th March 2022, Epperson joined the foundation and a delegation of more than 100 fellow survivors, family members, advocates and medical professionals to educate 200 lawmakers on what needs to be done to combat brain aneurysm disease.

The disease is more common than one might think — according to the foundation, a rupture occurs every 18 minutes — and it often affects men and women during the prime of their lives.

Epperson, who exercises daily and eats a balanced diet, was 48 when she felt the worst headache of her life.

Sharon called her husband, Christopher Farley, who took her home. But the pain kept getting worse.

Her primary care doctor wasn’t available, and the doctor on call — who had been an emergency room doctor — urged her to go to the ER. There she received a CT scan, which showed bleeding on the brain.

Sharon experienced a full recovery, in large part due to her quick and decisive decision to listen to her body and see a doctor, but outcomes such as hers are uncommon after a rupture.

Brain aneurysms kill 40 percent of the time, often instantly, according to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation. Fifteen percent never reach the hospital and about 66 percent of those who survive sustain permanent brain damage.

Brain aneurysms hit black women the hardest. African Americans are twice as likely as whites to be stricken, and women are more likely than men, which puts women of color at the highest risk for this potentially deadly affliction.

More than 6 million Americans are living with a brain aneurysm, a disease that sits silently and often goes undetected until a rupture occurs, according to data provided by the foundation. Despite the high fatality rate of aneurysms, the federal government spends only 83 cents per year on brain aneurysm research for each person afflicted. Meanwhile, the combined lost wages of survivors of brain aneurysm ruptures and their caretakers are approximately $138 million per year, according to the foundation’s data.

Sharon Epperson Salary

Sharon earns an estimated annual salary of USD 150,000.

Sharon Epperson Net Worth

Sharon’s net worth is estimated to be USD 1 million.

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