Sharon Ito

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Sharon Ito
Sharon Tomiko Ito

(1960-09-03) September 3, 1960 (age 58)
ResidenceSacramento, California
EducationUniversity of the Pacific
OccupationNews Anchor
EmployerKXTV 1985 - 1990
KCAL 1990 - 1993
KRBK/KPWB 1993 - 1996
KXTV 1996 - 2012
Spouse(s)George Warren
Children1 Daughter

Sharon Tomiko Ito (born September 3, 1960 in Sacramento, California) is a Japanese-American journalist who worked in broadcasting for 30 years.


Sharon Ito was born in Sacramento, California. She graduated from Sacramento's Hiram Johnson High School in 1978 and later from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. Sharon was recognized with multiple awards during her career including a "Golden Mike Award" from the Los Angeles Radio-TV News Directors Association for her work during the Los Angeles riots in 1992. She was also recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists (Sacramento chapter) for feature reporting. She was active with the Sacramento chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA).

After working at radio stations KJOY Stockton and KGNR in Sacramento, Sharon began her TV career at KXTV News10 in Sacramento in 1985 as a producer and news reporter. She left in 1990 to join Disney's startup television station KCAL-TV in Los Angeles as a reporter and in 1993 came back home to KRBK-TV/KPWB-TV, now known as KMAX CW 31 in Sacramento. In September 1996, she returned to KXTV as weekend anchor and weekday reporter. In April 2002, Sharon switched spots with weekday morning anchor Alicia Malaby and anchored News10 Good Morning from April 2002 to March 2007 with Dan Elliott. In May 2007 KXTV launched an online project on called Live_Online, with Sharon interviewing newsmakers and interacting with viewers. Sharon retired from broadcast news and left the station on March 25, 2012.

In 2013 Sharon joined Sacramento State University's College of Continuing Education where she works in communications and public affairs.


Sharon lives in Sacramento and is married to former KXTV News10/ABC10 reporter George Warren. They have one daughter.


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