Facts of Sharon Tay
|Date of Birth :|
|Age :||57 years old|
|Family Name :||Tay|
|Birth Country :||Singapore|
|Birth Sign :||Libra|
|Height :||5 Feet 3 Inch|
Sharon Tay is a popular American journalist and the host on the MSNBC network. She is the five-time Emmy Award winner and one-time Associated Press Award winner. She was brought up to the USA at the age of 7. She attended Boston University where she got a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism. She is also a member of the Asian American Journalists Association.
Early Life And Education Of Sharon Tay
Sharon Tay was born on October 15, 1966, in Singapore to Chinese parents. Her family moved to the U.S when she was seven. She was raised in Connecticut until her family relocated to the Philippines.
She attended International School for her sophomore years and completed high school in the States from a boarding school in Massachusetts. She is a graduate of Boston University earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism with International Relations as a minor.
Sharon Tay's Career
Tay, 52, started her career in the field of journalism in 1986 working at BNN, a local cable station. She served as a weekend news anchor, producer, and writer.
After gaining more than six years of experience working for the station, she moved to KCCN-TV, currently known as KION as a general assignment reporter/consumer investigative reporter.
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At the age of 27, she moved to Los Angeles after KTLA-5 hired her as a general assignment reporter. Eventually, she was promoted to weekend anchor and later anchored the early morning news.
In December 2004, Tay quit exploring opportunities at MSNBC. There she hosted MSNBC at the Movies and MSNBC Entertainment Hot List. As of 2018, she is employed by CBS 2 and KCAL 9. At KCAL 9 she anchors KCAL 9 weeknights at 8 pm and KCAL 9 News at 10 pm. It is the #1 newscast in Los Angeles. She also presents the KCBS-TV's news at 4.30 and midday newscast at 11.00.
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She was also the host of Making It: Minority Success Stories and co-host of The Human Edge on National Geographic Channel.
She is a five-time Emmy and three-time Associated Press award, winner. She won her first Emmy for covering the Malibu fire and the other for her coverage of Northridge earthquake.
She received Emmy for hosting business affairs show while working for KTLA. The additional two Emmy and Associated Press awards were given to the whole team of KTLA for best newscast in a 30-minute format.
Sharon Tay's Net Worth
The five-time Emmy award winner Sharon Tay's net worth is estimated to be around $4.5 million as of January 2019. She is active in the field of journalism since 1986 and during her tenure, she worked for many reputed networks including KTLA, MSNBC, and CBS.
According to the sources an average wage of News Anchor in the USA is $36.7 per hour and the average salary per year is $76,347. Depending on the experience and the network yearly salary can go up to $160,000.
Sharon Tay's Personal Life
There is no information available on her personal life as she is a very secretive person. As per the source she has revealed that she was once in a relationship for four years with her high school sweetheart which later on ended up due to personal differences.
Other than that, her name has not been linked to any other guy. It suggests that she is currently single and waiting for the right time and guy to mingle. She has never been married and has no children.
Tay currently resides in Los Angeles with her Labrador. She likes to stay fit, so she always manages time to workout. Her hobbies include horse riding, skiing, hiking, and any challenging activities. She can fluently speak Cantonese and Spanish.
Though her personal life is under the radar, she manages to share some information regarding her personal life.
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Have a look at Tay posing with her best friend Michael Davie.
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She never talks about her boyfriend but posts some images on Instagram that definitely give some clue that she has a secret boyfriend.