• Sharon Tay is a journalist and news anchor known for her work on MSNBC, CBS 2 and KCAL 9.
• She was born in Singapore and immigrated to the US when she was seven.
• She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism from Boston University and began her career at a local cable station in Boston.
• She is a part of the CBS family and has won several prestigious Awards, including Emmy and Associated Press.
• She is active on Instagram and Twitter, with over 14,000 and 18,000 followers respectively.

Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthOctober 15, 1966
FactGraduated from the Boston University College of Communications with a Bachelor of Science Degree in broadcast journalism.

Who is Sharon Tay?

Sharon Tay was born on the 15th October 1966 in Singapore, and is a journalist and news anchor, probably best known to the world for her work for MSNBC, and for CBS 2 and KCAL 9 in recent years. She has hosted such shows as “MSNBC at the Movies”, and “MSNBC Entertainment Hot List”, among other differing engagements.

Where is Sharon Tay Now?

Sharon can now be seen on KCBS-TV’s newscast from 4:30 to 7:00 am, and also in the midday bulletin from 11:00 to 11:30, plus anchoring on KCAL 9’s weeknights at 8pm and KCAL 9 News at 10pm, among many other roles on the two network stations.

Sharon Tay Wiki: Early Life, Parents, and Education

Born in Singapore, she and her parents immigrated to the USA when Sharon was seven years old and settled in Connecticut before they relocated to the Philippines. She attended International School and later returned to the US to complete her high school education, with diploma from a boarding school in Massachusetts. Upon matriculation, Sharon enrolled at Boston University, from which she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism, while also studying a minor in International Relations.

Career Beginnings

Once out of the University, Sharon launched her career in Boston, as she found a place for herself at a local cable station. She was a weekend news show anchor, and also wrote and produced the particular show. It was in 1993 that she got her first big break, when she was hired by KCCN-TV, which is now KION in Salinas, California, as a general assignment reporter/consumer investigative reporter.

Rise to Prominence

She was soon recruited by the KTLA-5 Los Angeles as a general assignment reporter, and remained at the station for 12 years, ultimately becoming the anchor for the early morning edition of the news. Her hard work and dedication were recognized by MSNBC, from which she got the offer to join the station, hired as the host of the “MSNBC at the Movies” and “MSNBC Entertainment Hot List”. Unfortunately, her stint at MSNBC was short as she left the station and joined KCBS and KCAL-TV, both CBS affiliates in 2007. Since then, she has become a prominent journalist, holding several prominent roles at the stations, and has won several prestigious Awards, including Emmy and Associated Press.

Screen Appearances

Since launching her career as a reporter and news anchor, Sharon has featured in a number of films and TV series too, showcasing her reporting skills, starting with the sci-fi film “Independence Day” in 1996, and continuing with such films as “No Strings Attached” (1997), and most recently “Eagle Eye” in 2008, and “Nightcrawler” in 2014.


Sharon Tay Net Worth and Salary

Thanks to her hard work, Sharon is now one of the most prominent American btoadcast journalists and news anchors. She has worked for a number of prominent TV stations, and is now a part of the big CBS family. So, have you ever wondered how rich Sharon Tay is, as of mid- 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Tay’s net worth is as high as $1.5 million, while her salary is an impressive $300,000. Her net worth is bound to increase in the future, assuming that she successfully continues her career.

Do You Know About Sharon’s Personal Life, Divorce, Marriage, Dating?

When it comes to her personal life, Sharon hasn’t shared much about her most intimate details, though the media has managed to find out about her failed marriage to a Chinese American stockbroker, who was eight years older than her, although information regarding his name and when the two married and separated hasn’t been made available to the media. Since then she has remained single, according to reports, and focused on her career. Hopefully, she changes her mind and starts sharing details from her personal life, and makes it easier for her fans to learn about her life.

Internet Popularity

Since launching her career, Sharon has become popular on social media platforms too, especially Twitter and Instagram, though she is no stranger to Facebook as well. Her official Twitter account has over 18,000 followers with whom she has mostly shared her career details, such as the announcement of her morning show at CBS, among other posts. Sharon is also quite active on Instagram, on which she has close to 14,000 followers and has made this social account more personal, sharing pictures of herself, and also posting inspirational messages.

Sharon can also be found on Facebook, but she is yet to build a fan base on this social network, as she only has a 3,500 followers. So, if you aren’t already a fan of this prominent journalist and news anchor, then this is a perfect opportunity for you to become one, just skip over to her official pages.

General Info

Full NameSharon Tay
Date Of BirthOctober 15, 1966
ProfessionJournalist, Presenter, Actor, Newscaster
EducationBoston University


MoviesFast Five, Eagle Eye, Independence Day
TV ShowsMSNBC at the Movies

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1Is fluent in Spanish and Cantonese.
2Morning Anchor for Channel 5 News in Los Angeles [2005]
3Co-Anchor of KCAL9 NEWS @ 8PM AND 10PM. [2012]
4MSNBC [2005]
5Immigrated to the United States at age seven.
6Used to host a program called "Making It: Minority Success Stories".
7Former co-host for a weekly show on the new National Geographic Channel called "The Human Edge."
8Was born in Singapore to Chinese parents and grew up in Connecticut.
9She spent her sophomore year at the International School and then returned to the United States to complete her high school education in Massachusetts.
10Member of the Asian American Journalists Association.
11Her family settled in Connecticut for several years before relocating to the Philippine Islands.
12Has a Bachelor of Science degree in broadcast journalism.
13Came to KTLA 5 in Los Angeles in 1992 at age 27.
14Former Anchor for the KTLA morning news.
15Graduated from the Boston University College of Communications with a Bachelor of Science Degree in broadcast journalism.



The Pretender2000TV SeriesReporter
Buddy Faro1998TV Series
Mr. Murder1998TV MovieNews Anchorwoman
Hurlyburly1998TV Reporter
No Strings Attached1997Newscaster
Independence Day1996Reporter
KTLA Morning News1991TV SeriesEarly Edition Co-Anchor (1999-2004)
Nightcrawler2014Sharon Tay
NCIS: Los Angeles2012TV SeriesZNN Reporter
Fast Five2011News Anchor
True Blood2008-2009TV SeriesNews Anchor / News Show Moderator
Family Guy2009TV Series
The Pink Panther 22009Newscaster
Eagle Eye2008Newscaster
Las Vegas2004-2007TV SeriesReporter / Reporter #2 / Reporter #1
MSNBC at the Movies2005TV SeriesHost
The Division2003TV SeriesJoyce Chang
Human Edge2001TV SeriesHost


End of Watch2012special thanks


True Jackson, VP2009-2010TV SeriesHerself
Shark2007TV SeriesHerself
Howard Stern2001TV SeriesHerself
The Howard Stern Radio Show2001TV SeriesHerself
Human Edge2001TV SeriesHerself
KTLA 5 News at 101997TV SeriesHerself - Reporter / Anchor

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