Having attended high school at Ayden-Grifton High, Sharon is no stranger to Eastern NC and was an anchor/reporter for a brief time in the region.
NAME: Sharon Johnson
TITLE: 6pm and 11pm Weekday Anchor
ALMA MATER: Ayden-Grifton High School, North Carolina A&T State University, Seton Hall University (graduate school)
PREVIOUS STATIONS: Sharon most recently comes from "Yeah, That Other Greenville" working at Fox Carolina and WYFF News 4 in Greenville, South Carolina. She also worked at WFMY News 2 in Greensboro, NC.
CHILDREN: Sharon has 2 talented children, a boy named Faron and a girl named Ramsey.
FAVORITE TV SHOW: Housewives of ANYWHERE!
FAVORITE BAND: Hootie and the Blowfish - Darius Rucker
FAVORITE BOOK: The Bible
FAVORITE FOOD: Surf and Turf
FAVORITE BEVERAGE: Mountain Dew
FAVORITE THING TO DO ON YOUR DAY OFF: Pajama and Movie Day with my kiddos
FAVORITE SEASON: Winter, hoping for snow!
FUN FACT: Sharon is intimidated by heights, but went skydiving 14,000 feet in the air. She says it's empowering to face your fears!
IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERTED ISLAND AND COULD ONLY TAKE ONE ITEM WITH YOU, WHAT WOULD IT BE?: Parkers BBQ Sandwiches! I've sure missed Eastern NC BBQ!
Sharon co-anchors the WITN News at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. and will also work on special reports.
Sharon is no stranger to Eastern Carolina, having attended high school at Ayden-Grifton High, she’s beyond thrilled to be back home. You may even remember her before getting into journalism when she was crowned “Miss Shad” at the annual Shad Festival in Grifton back in the '80s.
After high school, Sharon went on to study journalism at North Carolina A&T in Greensboro. Her career brought her back to the east, then took her to Greensboro, Greenville, South Carolina and now back here in Greenville.
When Sharon isn’t chasing a story, she’s spending time with her two children and is excited to now live much closer to more family members.
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