Sharyl Attkisson

Untouchable Subjects. Fearless Reporting. Attkisson is an Emmy award-winning investigative journalist, host of the Sunday morning news program “Full Measure,” and author of the New York Times bestseller: “Stonewalled.”

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Attkisson is an Emmy award-winning investigative journalist, host of the Sunday morning news program “Full Measure,” and author of the New York Times bestseller: “Stonewalled.”

She was a correspondent for CBS News from 1993-2014. Before joining CBS, Attkisson was an anchor and correspondent for CNN (1990-1993). 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 (1986-1990), WBNS Columbus, Ohio (1985-1986) and WTVX Ft. Pierce (1982-1985).

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 (1993-1997) and was chairman in 1996. In 1997, she received the University of Florida’s Alumnae of Outstanding Achievement Award. She co-authored the college textbook: “Writing Right for Broadcast and Internet News” (Allyn & Bacon 2003).

Awards

2016

Finalist Gerald Loeb business awards for “Taxpayer Beware”

Barbara Olson Award for Excellence and Independence in Journalism

2015

Kenneth Y. Tomlinson Award for Outstanding Reporting

“Courage in the Face of Power” Award, Weyrich Awards

2014

Pillar Human Rights Journalism Award for “Fearless Reporting in the Face of Government Retaliation.”

2013

Investigative Emmy Award for “Investigating Congress.”

Investigative Emmy nomination for “Benghazi: Dying for Security.”

Emmy Award nomination for “Green Energy Going Red.”

Daytime Emmy Award as part of CBS Sunday Morning team entry for Outstanding Morning Program for “Washington Lobbying: K-Street Behind Closed Doors”

Integrity in Journalism Award

Brian Terry Courage in Journalism and Reporting Award

Finalist in Gerald Loeb Business Awards for “The Business of Congress”

2012

Emmy Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism for “Gunwalker: Fast and Furious.”

RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Investigative Reporting for “Gunwalker: Fast and Furious.”

2011

Emmy Award Nomination for Investigations of Congress: “Follow the Money.”

Emmy Award Nomination for Investigating Aid to Haiti earthquake victims.

2010

Emmy Award for Outstanding Investigative Reporting of a Business News Story for series on the Bush Administration’s Bait-and-Switch on TARP and the Bank Bailout.

Investigative Reporter and Editors Finalist Award for “Investigating TARP.”

Finalist in Gerald Loeb business awards for Television Breaking News for “Follow the Money: Bailout Investigation.”

2009

Emmy Award Nomination for “Follow the Money.”

2008

RTNDA-Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence (CBS team award)

Finalist in Gerald Loeb business awards for “Earmarks”

2005

RTNDA-Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence (CBS team award)

2003

Emmy Award Nomination for Investigating Dangers of certain prescription drugs and vaccines; and conflicts of interest in medical industry.

2002

Emmy Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism for series on mismanagement at the Red Cross: “Red Cross Under Fire.”

2001

Emmy Award Nomination for “Firestone Tire Fiasco.”

Civil Justice Foundation Special Commendation for Firestone Tire coverage.

2000

Investigative Reporter and Editors Finalist Award for series on the dangers of certain prescription drugs and vaccines.

Attkisson received several other awards for her reporting and producing, including a New York Black Journalists Association public service award, a Mature Media National Award, a Florida Emmy Award, a Sigma Delta Chi Award and a Florida Communicator’s Award.

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