Sharyl Attkisson is an Emmy award winning investigative journalist and author.
She became a Washington-based correspondent for CBS News in January 1995. Prior to that, she co-anchored CBS News Up to the Minute.
Before joining CBS, Attkisson was an anchor and correspondent for CNN. From 1996-2001, in addition to her CBS News duties, Attkisson hosted a half-hour weekly medical news magazine on PBS entitled HealthWeek.
Prior to working on the national news, Attkisson was a reporter, anchor and/or producer at WTVT Tampa; WBNS Columbus, Ohio; and WTVX Ft. Pierce.
Attkisson was one of the first journalists to fly on a military combat mission: a B-52 sortie in Kosovo. She also flew on an F-15 fighter jet Combat Air Patrol (CAP) flight.
Attkisson attended the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications where she worked as a reporter at WUFT-TV and WRUF radio. Attkisson served on the University’s Journalism College Advisory Council, and was chair in 1996. In 1997, she received the University of Florida’s Alumnae of Outstanding Achievement Award.
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