Meet Sharon Epperson: CNBC Financial Correspondent and the Next GOP Debate Panelist

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CNBC correspondent Sharon Epperson
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The massive GOP lot of candidates vying for the presidency will be moving their political herd on Wednesday to CNBC, where they will be grilled by a cast of characters including senior personal finance correspondent Sharon Epperson.

Wednesday's debate theme is "Your Money, Your Vote," and according to Bustle, "the focus of the night will fall on jobs, taxes, the national debt and the economy."


After the recent Democratic debate, hosted by CNN, among whose moderators many noted the absence of women of color, CNBC's Epperson was a logical choice, with her depth of knowledge in finance.

Epperson, a member of the Lambda Upsilon chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority—which includes notable members Star Jones, Phylicia Rashad and Rep. Shelia Jackson-Lee (D-Texas)—"graduated from Harvard in 1990 with a bachelor's degree in sociology and government. She began her interest in journalism at the Harvard Gazette, the school's official news outlet," Bustle reports.  

Epperson joins a spirited group of panelists that includes primary moderators Becky Quick, John Harwood and Carl Quintanilla. Rick Santelli and Jim Cramer of Mad Money will round out the bunch. 

The news site notes that Epperson began her career with CNBC in 1996 and is an adjunct professor with the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia.


Read more at Bustle

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