Sharon Stevens worked as education reporter at both KSDK-TV and KTVI-TV. Her television career began at WGBH-TV in Boston, MA. A native Chicagoan and graduate of Northern Illinois University, Sharon began as a writer for her elementary school newspaper and later wrote for her high school, neighborhood and college publications. An award-winning journalist and community volunteer, Stevens was nominated for two Emmy awards and in 2010 received the Silver Circle Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS). Stevens also was honored by the Missouri Press Women, Associated Press, the National Association of Black Journalists, NABJ, where she also served as Vice-President/Broadcast and the Greater St. Louis Association of Black Journalists, the Missouri Association of School Administrators and the Gateway Classic Foundation. She also tutored and mentored hundreds of students locally and at North Carolina A&T State University.