Saucy KTLA early morning anchor Sharon Tay talks about her career, beauty routine and philosophy on feminism and success.
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haron Tay's pouty lips and cat eyes have helped dispel the world weariness of Los Angeles news lovers since 1992 when she coasted down from her small-market stint as an investigative reporter in Monterey's KMST. The 1994 Malibu Fire and the Northridge Quake gave her a chance to showcase her up-close-and-infernal reporting skills. After spending a couple of years co-anchoring the ten PM news, Tay has recently set her alarm clock way up to quicken the hearts of bleary-eyed Angelenos as co-anchor of KTLA's early morning news. She also gets to dish up the human interest side of the city's cosmopolitan mix with her Minority Success Stories segments.
Tay was born in Singapore and grew up in Connecticut. Her plunge into broadcast journalism came at Boston University's College of Communications where she earned a B.S. in her chosen field. Her first TV job was producing and anchoring a weekly Boston area community-access news show. Tay has won an Associated Press award for Best Spot News and shared an Emmy with KTLA's ten o'clock news team for coverage of the Malibu and Northridge disasters. Tay was single when she made the move to L.A. at age 27, but now, at 34, she is married. She stands a commanding 5-1 in her nylons.
Despite Tay's obvious seriousness as a journalist, and her high-minded involvement in the city's civic affairs, from the very beginning viewers wondered more about the woman inside the suit, the personality behind the face, than the backstory behind the news she was reporting. So we asked her to take off her suit and let down her hair to answer some very personal questions.