Sharon has been a practicing attorney in New York and New Jersey for 25 years, specializing in commercial and consumer litigation. A former Deputy Attorney General for the State of New Jersey, she is a magna cum laude graduate of Duke University and the Seton Hall Law School. Now pursuing her second career, she is an M.S. candidate and Carnegie Knight Foundation News 21 Fellow at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. Although her most recent reporting has been in the education sector, she also covers law, politics, business, sports and books. She lives in Monmouth County and spends her free time in gyms around the country, watching her three children pursue their hoop dreams.