CNBC’s Epperson named person to watch in TV news
CNBC personal finance reporter Sharon Epperson has been named one of NewsPro’s 12 people in television news to watch in 2018.
NewsPro writes, “With the retirement of finance guru Suze Orman, Sharon Epperson inherited the role of trusted source for personal finance on CNBC. But in September 2016, Epperson suffered a sudden brain aneurysm that put her career on hold.
“Epperson, who is also a motivational speaker and an adjunct instructor of international affairs at Columbia University’s School of International Public Affairs, returned to her role on CNBC in October 2017 after a 13-month absence, going through months of rehabilitation, including learning to walk again. Her recovery, along with her sound, financial planning that helped her get through her ordeal, now makes her advice even more real, and enduring, to the audience. “In my reporting on personal finance, I always say that it is vital to have a financial plan,” Epperson said in an appearance on NBC’s “Megyn Kelly Today.” “And, going through this and ultimately surviving, this advice can be life-saving, particularly when an unexpected disaster changes your life.”
“I don’t see anyone out there at present better than Sharon Epperson for sound financial advice, particularly given her set of personal circumstances,” said Robert Russo of RNR Media. “If there is a lesson to be learned because of Sharon, it is to always plan ahead. And then, of course, there is her determination to get well again and make a comeback. It is that persistence that makes her someone to definitely watch in 2018 and beyond.”
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