Sharyl Attkisson


Sharyl Attkisson was born in Sarasota, Florida, United States on January 26th, 1961 and is the Journalist. At the age of 63, Sharyl Attkisson biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 26, 1961
United States
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Sarasota, Florida, United States
63 years old
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Journalist, Taekwondo Athlete
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Riverview High School, Sarasota, Florida, University of Florida
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James Attkisson (m. 1984)
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Sharyl Attkisson Life

Sharyl Attkisson (born 1961) is an American writer and host of the television show Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson. She is a five-time Emmy Award winner and an RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award winner.

She served as an investigative reporter in CBS News' Washington bureau as well as a backup anchor for CBS News. After 21 years with CBS News, Attkisson resigned on March 10, 2014.

She later wrote Stonewalled, in which she argued that CBS News did not have extensive coverage of Obama's scandals, including the 2012 Benghazi attack.

Attkisson has been chastised for publishing articles implying a possible link between vaccines and autism, a position that has been denied by the scientific community.

Early life and education

Attkisson, née Thompson, was born in Sarasota, Florida, to a family of seven children. She attended Wilkinson Elementary and Riverview High School. Her father was a lawyer, but she spent the majority of her life with her stepfather, an orthopedic surgeon. Attkisson graduated from the College of Journalism and Communications in 1982 with a degree in broadcast journalism.

Personal life

Attkisson married James Attkisson, a sheriff's deputy, in 1984, and he and his wife have one child. Attkisson is a fifth-degree black belt master in tae kwon do, according to him.


Sharyl Attkisson Career


Attkisson began her career in broadcast journalism as a reporter for WUFT-TV, the PBS station in Gainesville, Florida, in 1982. She spent time as an anchor and reporter at WTVX-TV Fort Pierce/West Palm Beach, Florida, from 1982–1985, as well as WBNS-TV, the CBS affiliate in Columbus, Ohio, 1985–1990).

Attkisson was a CNN anchor from 1990 to 1993, and he also served as a key anchor for CBS covering space exploration in 1993. Attkisson left CNN in 1993 and moved to CBS, where she anchored the television news network CBS News Up to the Minute until 1995 and then became an investigative reporter based in Washington, D.C.

She served on the University of Florida's Journalism College Advisory Board (1993–1997) and was its chair in 1996. In 1997, the University awarded her the Outstanding Achievement Award. Attkisson was a reporter for the PBS health-news newspaper HealthWeek from 1996 to 2001.

(I.R.E.) Attkisson was given an Investigative Reporters and Editors award. In 2000, Dangerous Drugs received the finalist award for Dangerous Drugs. From the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Attkisson was nominated for Firestone Tire Fiasco in 2001.

She co-authored the college textbook Writing Right for Broadcast and Internet News in 2002. Later this year, she received an Emmy Award for her Investigative Journalism of the American Red Cross. In 2005, Attkisson was a member of the CBS News team that received RTNDA-Edward R. Murrow Awards for Overall Excellence.

Attkisson was one of a select number of female anchors covering the 2006 midterms in 2006. Attkisson was a member of the CBS News team that received the RTNDA-Edward R. Murrow Awards in 2008 for Overall Achievement.

Attkisson denied Hillary Clinton's claim that she avoided sniper fire in Bosnia in 2008. Attkisson was on the trip with her and debunkished Clinton's assertions; the trip to Bosnia was difficult, but there were no bullets to dodge, but there were no bullets to dodge. In a review of 100 news articles from the time, the Washington Post voiced reservations about suspicion and claimed that there were no such things as "documented security risks." Clinton said there was no sniper fire and she had "misspoke" the day after Attkisson's article on CBS Evening News.

Attkisson received an Investigative Emmy Award for her unique research into the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) and the bank bailout in 2009.

Attkisson was nominated for two Emmy Awards in 2010 for investigation into members of Congress and waste of tax money. Attkisson was again nominated in July 2011 for Following the Money investigations into congressional travel to the Copenhagen climate summit, as well as issues with Haiti earthquake victims.

CBS News won an Investigative Reporting Award for Attkisson's coverage of ATF's Fast and Furious gunwalker controversy in 2012, a conservative news media watchdog group. The Attkisson investigative reporting for the Gunwalker story also received the CBS Evening News National Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Video Investigative Reporting in June 2012. The Gunwalker of Attkisson: A Fast and Furious Reporter won an Emmy Award in July 2012.

Exposing the Business of Congress, a research organization that looked at the influence of lobbyists on the US Congress, received an Emmy for investigative journalism in a newscast, and Dying for Security, which resulted in nominations. In the broadcast category, Exposing the Business of Congress had also been nominated for a 2013 Gerald Loeb Award.

Attkisson resigned from CBS News in what she described as a "amicable" role. According to Politico, there had been tensions leading to "months of hard-fought talks" between Attkisson and the network's liberal bias and a lack of commitment to investigative reporting, as well as issues with the network's corporate partners, although some coworkers doubted her legitimacy, while others within the network saw her reporting as agenda-driven and doubted her legitimacy. "If her almost broadcast stories are bulletproof as she suggests, where's the risk?" Erik Wemple, who blogs on his Washington Post, said in his Washington Post blog, found CBS News had more funds to deal with potential litigation than Attkisson as a person. Sonya McNair, a CBS News spokesman, told him that the operation "maintains the highest journalistic requirements in whatever it chooses to broadcast." Those requirements are not based on fear or favor."

Stonewalled: One Reporter's Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama's Washington appeared in Harper later in 2014 and became a New York Times best seller. She accused CBS of shielding Barack Obama's administration from providing enough coverage to such events as the 2012 Benghazi attack and slowed initial enrollments under Obamacare.

HarperCollins published The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control: What You See, What You Believe, and How You Vote in summer 2017. It also became a New York Times best seller.

Attkisson created a media bias chart in 2017 that was reused by right-wing blog PJ Media and described as "a bastardization" of Ad Fontes Media's. According to PolitiFact, this chart "labels everything not overtly conservative as 'left'." The Associated Press, Reuters, the American television networks ABC, NBC/CNBC, and CBS are among the news outlets with a purported left bias, including The New York Times, CNN, NPR, Politico, and USA Today are among the Washington Times' publications with a purported left bias. Attkisson revealed on her website that she assembled the "subjective" chart "from various sources and your feedback in August 2018. BuzzFeed said "measures audience bias, not the alleged bias of an outlet and a college library's website that cites another college library's study comparing media outlets," she cited "various sources" to a Pew Research Center study, a Washington think tank. Attkisson's chart includes popular websites like InfoWars (to which Attkisson is expected to link from her own page).

In November 2020, Slanted's book How the News Media Taught Us to Love Censorship and Hate Journalism was released.

Attkisson has written articles attempting to connect vaccines with autism, a position that has been largely dismissed by the scientific community. Attkisson, according to Seth Mnookin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Professor of Science Writing, is "one of the most non-conservative mainstream journalists" covering vaccines and autism. "She's parroted anti-vaccine rhetoric long before the fact that it has been largely rejected."

Attkisson mischaracterized the significance of remarks made in 2007 by a medical expert, Andrew Zimmerman, regarding a hypothetical association between vaccines and autism, according to Snopes. Attkisson mistakenly claimed that the Omnibus Autism Proceeding (OAP), which denied allegations of a causal correlation between vaccines and autism, was based mainly on Zimmerman's testimony, and that Zimmerman's nuanced views on the subject were kept anonymous by the federal government until 2018. Robert F. Kennedy Jr., an anti-vaccination activist, called this "one of the most consequential ruses, arguably in human history." The OAP's decision that there is no correlation between vaccines and autism was based on empirical evidence from nine experts, as well as Attkisson's assertions that vaccinations and autism are not linked to an underlying cause, according to Per Snopes, and the allegations that vaccinations and autism were not based on testimony from nine expert witnesses, and Attkisson's assertion that vaccines and autism were not kept private in 2006 and were not disclosed in the OAP. David Gorski, a surgical oncologist, was skepticism of the procedure, calling it "nonsense" and a "conspiracy theory."