Who is Sharon Reed?
Sharon Reed was born on 12 May in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, and is a broadcast journalist, best known for her work with the Atlanta, Georgia based news station WGCL CBS46 owned by Meredith Corporation. She’s been seen reporting on numerous news broadcasts and went viral in 2017 after exposing issues of racial hate against her on air.
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The Riches of Sharon Reed
How rich is Sharon Reed? As of early-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $650,000, earned through a successful career in broadcasting. She’s been active in the industry since 2002 and has worked for numerous television stations. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings
Very little is known about Sharon’s childhood, her family, and her life growing up, until after matriculating from high school, she enrolled at Georgetown University located in Washington, D.C., studying a double major in English and government to complete her bachelor’s degree. Afterwards, she immediately continued her studies, enrolling at Northwestern University to gain her master’s degree in journalism from which one of the most recognized journalism schools in the country, located in Evanston, Illinois. In 2002, she began working for the Cleveland, Ohio- based television stations WOIO and WUAB, mainly through WOIO or Cleveland 19 and syndicated to the other station. She stayed there for the next decade as one of the station’s main anchors; her schedule often found her working the afternoon and late evening schedule.
Move to CBS
Meantime Reed also had the opportunity to do field reporting, building her experience doing sports reporting as she was assigned to the National Basketball Association (NBA) team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, serving as a sideline reporter for a year, including interviewing players as a part of her work. Eventually, she wanted to pursue other opportunities, and left the network in 2012 to move to Atlanta, Georgi, to work as a reporter and evening anchor for CBS 46.
She mainly did afternoon and evening broadcasts during the weekdays. CBS46 or WGCL-TV is associated with CBS and shares a studio with independent station WPCH-TV, which is also owned by the Meredith Corporation. The channel is available on Comcast Xfinity and Charter Spectrum. It is the third largest CBS affiliated station that is not directly operated and owned by the network behind WUSA in Washington, D.C. and KHOU in Houston, Texas. During its early years, it was owned by the Christian Broadcasting Network and initially focused on religious programming.
In 2017, during the end of one of Sharon’s regular segments, she took some time to address an email she received from a viewer. The viewer was angry about a broadcast she did along with her colleagues focusing on two candidates running for mayor of Atlanta. One of the candidates was black and one was white and the broadcast focused on the racial issues between the candidates. The woman who sent the email accused her of race-baiting, implying that only black people were allowed to talk about race. She also called her a racial slur, but the spelling wasn’t correct.
The email sent by Kathy Ray was then displayed by the broadcaster, who called her out for misinterpreting her words; she then said that Kathy is also a racist and the video clip for this end part of her broadcast went viral. The video was shared hundreds of thousands of times through social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter, and was even featured in an episode of “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” which is known for its political and news satire, has won multiple awards and is very popular among young audiences who watch the show mainly for entertainment.
For her personal life, it is known that Reed has been rumored to have been romantically linked with professional basketball player LeBron James since both of them were previously associated through their work with the Cleveland Cavaliers. This caused a lot of controversy especially since James has been married to his high school sweetheart and they have children together. The rumors escalated when it was reported that she has a child though hasn’t specified who the father of the baby is. She later went on air denying all of the rumors though she said that even with her denial, people won’t stop speculating about it since they are talking about one of the greatest basketball players of all time.
Reed still resides in Atlanta, as her work is still in the area, and she mentions that she enjoys living there. She has also posed nude for art in a news segment called “Body of Art”, in which she covered the work of photographer Spencer Tunick in Cleveland. When not working on her shows, she makes guest appearances in other popular programs on television and radio. Similar to numerous broadcast journalists, she is highly active online through accounts on major social media websites such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.