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Sharon Mittelman has been with the network since 2004, anchoring hourly newscasts and reporting stories. She is also a CBS News Radio writer and editor.
Mittelman came to CBS from Wilmington, Delaware, where she was morning drive co-anchor at CBS affiliate WILM radio and a reporter for WHYY-TV. She was nominated for an Emmy award in Spot News in 2003 by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. She also earned three first place awards from the National Federation of Press Women in 2003 for radio anchor, newscast, and presentation.
Prior to her work at WILM and WHYY, Mittelman was a reporter and anchor for Channel 2/First State News in Wilmington, Delaware. Mittelman covered the widely publicized murder trial of prominent Delaware attorney Tom Capano, who was convicted of killing Governor Tom Carper's appointments secretary, Anne Marie Fahey. She was the only reporter covering the trial to get an on-camera interview with a juror who revealed details of the jury's death penalty deliberations. Mittelman appeared on Court TV, reporting on the Capano trial, and other high profile court cases, including the John DuPont murder trial, and the Brian Peterson/Amy Grossberg baby murder sentencing. She covered more than a half-dozen executions in Delaware, witnessing two.
While at Channel 2, Mittelman won a number of awards, including first place in TV Investigative Journalism in 1999 from the Society of Professional Journalists. In 1996, she won a national award, the Russell L. Cecil Medical Journalism Award, for her series on arthritis. She had previously twice won the Northeastern Region for that same award. She's been honored for her TV reporting by SPJ, Associated Press, American Women in Radio and Television, American Cancer Society, National Federation of Press Women, and Delaware State Education Association. For five years, Mittelman co-hosted the televised Arthritis Foundation's National Telethon. Mittelman also wrote feature stories for the Gannett newspaper in Wilmington, "The News Journal".
Mittelman started her journalism career as a producer and reporter for CBS affiliate WBOC-TV in Salisbury, Maryland, and as a news anchor for WSBY-AM/WQHQ-FM, also in Salisbury.
Mittelman holds a Master of Science degree from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, where she was a member of the national journalism scholarship society, Kappa Tau Alpha. She also has a BS in Communications from the University of Illinois.
Originally from Chicago, Mittelman now resides in Manhattan.