Sharyl Attkisson Bio

(American Writer, Journalist)

Relationship Statistics of Sharyl Attkisson

What is Sharyl Attkisson marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):Married
When did Sharyl Attkisson get married ? (married date):, 1984
How many children does Sharyl Attkisson have ? (name):One
Is Sharyl Attkisson having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Sharyl Attkisson lesbian ?: No
Who is Sharyl Attkisson husband ? (name):James Attkisson

More about the relationship

Sharyl Attkisson is married to James Attkisson. James Attkisson is a retired lawyer. He was also in law enforcement. He was the head of his SWAT team commander in Florida and he served in the Vietnam War as well.

Sharyl and James married in 1984 and have been together since then.

The couple have one daughter.

 Who is Sharyl Attkisson?

Sharyl Attkisson is an Award-winning American writer and an investigative journalist.

She hosted the show Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson.

She is known for her audacity of reporting on tough and controversial topics.

She posts News Blogs independently on her own website.

Birth Facts, Family

Sharyl Attkisson was born on January 26, 1961, Sarasota, Florida, US.

Her father is a retired lawyer.

Her stepfather is a retired orthopedic surgeon and, her mother is a retired housewife.

Her family had seven children.

Sharyl Attkisson: Education

She attended Wilkinson Elementary and Riverview High School, Sarasota, Florida, US.

After high school, she enrolled at the University of Florida, Florida, US.

In 1982, she graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism from the College of Journalism and Communications, Gainesville, Florida.

Sharyl Attkisson: Professional Life, Career4

Sharyl initially began her broadcast journalism career in 1982 as a reporter at PBS station, Gainesville, Florida.


1982WUFT-TV, PBS station, Gainesville, Florida
1982-1985WTTVX-TV Fort Pierce, Florida
1985-1986WBNS-TV, Columbus, Ohio
1986-1990WTVT, Tampa, Florida

She resigned from the CBS news, after 21 years with the network.


  • 2002, Co-authored Writing Right for Broadcast and Internet News
  • 2014, Stonewalled: One Reporter’s Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington.
  • 2017, The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What You Think, and How You Vote


She also served on the University of Florida’s Journalism College Advisory Board from 1993 to 1997. In 1996 she was the Chairwoman.

Sharyl Attkisson: Awards, Nominations


  • 1997, Outstanding Achievement Award
  • 2000, (I.R.E) Finalist Award
  • 2002, Emmy Award for her Investigative Journalism
  • 2005, RTNDA-Edward R. Murrow Awards
  • 2008, RTNDA-Edward R. Murrow Awards
  • 2009, Emmy Award (Troubled Asset relief program)
  • 2012, Investigative Reporting Award
  • 2012, Emmy Award (Gun walker: Fast and Furious)
  • 2013, Emmy for investigative journalism
  • 2014, Pillar Human Rights Journalism
  • 2014, New York Times Best Seller
  • 2015, Kenneth Y. Tomlinson Award- Outstanding Reporting
  • 2015, “Courage in the Face of Power” Award, Weyrich Awards
  • 2016, Barbara Olson Award- Excellence and Independence in Journalism
  • 2016, Finalist Gerald Loeb business awards- “Taxpayer Beware”
  • 2017, New York Times Best Seller


  • 2001, Investigative Emmy Award (Firestone Tire Fiasco)
  • 2010, Emmy Award (Investigations on Congress)
  • 2010, Emmy Award (Waste of Tax Dollars)
  • 2011, Emmy Award (Follow the Money)
  • 2013, Emmy Award (Green Energy Going Red and Libya)
  • 2013, Gerald Loeb Award- broadcast category

Sharyl Attkisson: Net Worth

Her total net worth is $800 thousand US. As a journalist, she earns $24k – $71k US.

Body Size

She has olive-green eyes and dark brown hair. Her height is 5.8 feet.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.

She has 46.8K followers on Facebook, 3.8K on Instagram and 261.2K on Twitter.

She also has her own website-

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