Sharon Lawson Biography
Sharon Lawson is an award-winning journalist who works for FOX5 News, first joining as an anchor of Good Day Atlanta in September 2017. Starting in April 2019, she was tapped to co-anchor the new 10 a.m. hour of Good Day, in addition to her roles throughout the rest of the morning newscast.
Prior to joining FOX 5, Sharon had 14 years of experience at NBC 6 in Miami, working as an anchor/reporter. Her two-decade career started on South Florida’s Gulf Coast. After graduating from the University of Central Florida, she started work as an all-purpose correspondent at Sarasota’s WWSB. At the same time, she worked as a photographer, editor, and reporter. This prepared her for her 1995 debut as an anchor at WMDT in Salisbury, Maryland.
Between 1997 and 2000, Sharon worked at WHIO in Dayton, Ohio as a weekend anchor before taking over anchoring duties at WFTC in Minneapolis. However, she returned to Florida’s east coast to cover the Miami-Fort Lauderdale market.
Her passion for broadcast journalism started when she was 5 years old. Her mother was her biggest supporter, spying on her as she practiced intros and outros with a hairbrush and a mirror; “This is Sharon Lawson with the 6 o’clock news”. Her dream has now grown into a career of professional merit and community service.
Currently, her passion lies in helping young people realize their dreams as her mother did. She strives to make a difference by fostering nurturing environments for them and encouraging them to live their dreams.
A scholarship has been created in her honor, and she regularly mentors young women in their professional and spiritual walks. When she is not working, Sharon loves spending time with her husband Chris Pappas, running, biking, traveling the world, meeting people, and collecting new stories to tell.
Sharon Lawson Age
How old is Sharon Lawson? Lawson’s age is not available at this moment since she has not disclosed her year of birth. However, she was born on January 16th, in Toronto, Canada. She celebrates her birthday on January 16th every year.
Sharon Lawson Husband
Sharon is happily married to her husband Chris Pappas. The couple began dating in October 2013, later marrying in January 2016 at a wedding held in Jamaica. They have not yet disclosed their kids.
Sharon Lawson Family
Lawson was born in Toronto, Canada to Jamaican parents. However, her family relocated to Florida in the mid-’80s. She further states that her mother was the biggest support in pursuing her dream of becoming a journalist.
Sharon Lawson’s Height
Lawson stands at an average height and moderate body stature.
Sharon Lawson Net Worth
Lawson has an estimated net worth of between $1 million – $5 million. Her income is mainly from her successful career as a journalist.
Sharon Lawson Salary
Lawson receives an average annual salary of $53,000 from her current job as a news anchor at Fox 5 News.