Sharrie joined the Action News team in March 2014 as an anchor of the 5:00 pm newscast and reporter on Action News at 11. Sharrie's work is rooted in strong reporting, both in-studio and live from the scene.
From hosting town halls to address gun violence, to the unprecedented COVID-19 Pandemic, to an exclusive interview with Will Smith's mother following an unforgettable night at the Oscars, Sharrie believes stories should be told with accuracy and care. She anchored on location from numerous Big Stories including the Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl appearance in 2023 and the team's historic Championship win in 2018, the Phillies World Series run in 2022, the 2017 N.F.L. Draft, the 2016 Democratic National Convention and Pope Francis' visit to the World Meeting of Families in 2015. She has also traveled around the country, reporting from the first Presidential Debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton and the inauguration of President Trump. Sharrie was also honored to have the opportunity to interview legendary ABC News host Barbara Walters when she signed off the air for the last time.
Before arriving in Philadelphia, Sharrie was the weekend anchor and weekday reporter at KTVT-TV in Dallas, Texas covering record-breaking winter ice storms and Super Bowl XLV. Prior to working in North Texas, Sharrie spent three years in Miami covering a gamut of stories....from traveling to Haiti in the wake of four hurricanes and an earthquake, to covering legal trials of the rich and famous. Sharrie was also front and center when all eyes were on the Miami Heat as LeBron James decided to take his talents to South Beach. Success South Florida Magazine selected Sharrie for the "Top 40 Under 40," and she was featured on the publication's cover. With a passion for knowledge and information, Sharrie has a gift for getting the people she interviews to open up and tell their story.
Sharrie's work has also taken her to Birmingham, Alabama, where she was an anchor/reporter for both news and sports at WVTM-TV, and prior to that, Jackson, Tennessee, where she was a news anchor at WBBJ-TV. She earned her undergraduate degree in broadcasting communications from the University of Tennessee. In 2017, Sharrie's alma mater presented her with the University of Tennessee Alumni Promise Award. She is currently pursuing a Masters at the University of Pennsylvania in Mental Health Counseling to become a Licensed Professional Counselor.
Sharrie enjoys traveling and has journeyed across the Serengeti in Africa. Sharrie loves live music (R&B, down South rap, gospel, and country are among her favorites) and attending major sporting events. A native of Albany, Georgia, she is the product of a close-knit family which includes her parents, three siblings and eight nieces and one nephew. Sharrie is an active volunteer for many community groups and charities, and is passionate about mentoring young girls.
Sharrie's parents are truly her role models but she also has a deep admiration for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. One of her favorite quotes from Dr. King is, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." -Letter From Birmingham Jail.
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