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Sharon Carpenter is an award­winning broadcast journalist and producer who currently serves as a host for REVOLT TV after she was hand­picked by Sean “Diddy” Combs to anchor his innovative new music network. She has built a stellar reputation for her on­air work, both in entertainment and hard news, at outlets including the BBC, CBS, Black Entertainment Television (BET) and WPIX. Before joining REVOLT, Carpenter was a host and producer for music mogul Russell Simmons’ pop culture website, GlobalGrind. She is also known for co­creating and appearing as a cast member on VH1’s hit reality show, The Gossip Game.

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From London, Carpenter moved to New York City to study at Pace University graduating Magna Cum Laude with a BBA degree in business management. After getting her start in broadcast news as an associate producer for WWOR­TV, she quickly advanced, landing a producer position at BET Nightly News. Soon thereafter, Carpenter transitioned to working on­camera using her expertise in business and finance to provide in­depth reporting for CBS MarketWatch. Carpenter then rejoined BET as one of the network’s signature anchors to host its daily news briefs, news specials and deliver breaking news on the top­rated entertainment show, 106 & Park.

She has interviewed a diverse range of A­list subjects, including Oprah Winfrey, Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Lindsay Lohan, Will Smith, Carrie Underwood, Mick Jagger, Beyoncé, Jay­Z, Rihanna, Johnny Depp, former Secretary of State Colin Powell and Senator Cory Booker.

Though Carpenter focuses on pop­culture, distilling the latest in both mainstream entertainment and cutting­edge trends, she is also known for her hard news coverage; especially international issues, financial news and politics. When rap icon Wyclef Jean announced his plans to run for president of Haiti she scored his first television interview which ran on BBC outlets across the globe. In her live coverage of President Obama’s historic election win, she provided expert commentary and analysis from Senator John McCain’s headquarters. Carpenter played the lead role in BET’s coverage of Michael Jackson’s death, reporting live from Los Angeles and anchoring the network’s key special reports.

While at BET, Carpenter also anchored and produced Beauty Blackout, a groundbreaking documentary that explores discrimination in standards of beauty.

Carpenter and television producer Tone Boots sold VH1 their innovative concept for 2013’s The Gossip Game; she also agreed to appear on the reality show as a cast member. The series followed the lives and careers of seven media personalities covering New York’s fast­paced entertainment beat. The Gossip Game became one of VH1’s top rated, non­scripted series of the season. She continues to develop various other television projects under her banner, Carpenter Media LLC.

Carpenter has received four awards from the New York Association of Black Journalists (NYABJ) as well as a Telly Award. She makes guest appearances on a variety of national platforms, including The Wendy Williams Show, VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live, The Biography Channel and OWN. She has been featured in such publications as the New York Post, New York Daily News, OK Magazine, Us Weekly, Right On! and the London Evening Standard. Carpenter was also prominently highlighted as a major ‘influencer’ in Vibe Magazine’s top­selling “Juice issue” with President Barack Obama on the cover.

Carpenter resides in New York City and serves as an Ambassador for GEORGE, the co­brand of the prestigious British Charity, St. George’s Society of New York.


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