Annual Women's History Month Luncheon & Business Development
Day Mistress of Ceremonies - Sharon Epperson, CNBC Personal
Sharon Epperson, a veteran broadcast
and print journalist with more than 10 years experience with
national media outlets, has been a correspondent at CNBC since
Epperson covers personal finance and
appears throughout CNBC's Business Day programming. She can
also be seen on NBC's "Nightly News," NBC's "Today,"
"Early Today" and on the MSNBC network and various
NBC affiliates nationwide.
In June 2003, Epperson received the
Trailblazer of the Year Award from the New York Association
of Black Journalists, which recognizes the achievements of
young and mid-career professionals, and the All-Star Award
from the Association of Women in Communications, given to
women who work or live in the New York City area for outstanding
achievements in communications.
In April 2002, Black Enterprise, featured
Epperson on the cover of its annual investment guide, "Financial
News You Can Use," with tips from television commentators.
In 2001, the Foundation of American Women in Radio and Television
selected her series on female CEOs, "Women at the Top,"
for the prestigious Gracie Allen Award. In 1999, her three-part
series on day trading won a Silver World Medal from the New
York Festivals, an international television programming competition.
In addition, for four years, Epperson has achieved the New
York Association of Black Journalists' Excellence Award for
Epperson is also a personal finance
columnist for Time, where she covered business, culture, social
issues and health from 1993 to 1996. During that time, she
worked with Time Inc.'s television division, Time New Media,
and was a contributor to The News Hour with Jim Lehrer and
NY 1 News. In 1995, while a correspondent for Time, she received
a first place honor from the National Association of Black
Journalists for team coverage on the magazine's cover story
on the Nation of Islam. Epperson has also written for The
Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, the Boston Globe
and the Pittsburgh Press.
Epperson is also an adjunct instructor
of international affairs at the School of International Public
Affairs at Columbia University, where she teaches a course
on professional development for graduate students interested
in careers in international media and communications.
Epperson holds a bachelor's in government
and sociology from Harvard University and a master's in international
affairs from Columbia University. A native of Pittsburgh,
she lives in New Rochelle, N.Y., with her son and her husband,
Christopher John Farley, who is also an award-winning journalist