Jo Ling Kent is a well known American journalist, who’s currently working for NBC News as a correspondent. She began her career in journalism from a young age, which is why she was able to find success so early on in her adult life. Her rise to fame in journalism has left many people wondering about Jo Ling Kent’s net worth. To find out more about this renowned newscaster, take a look at our Jo Ling Kent wiki.
Born in 1984 to parents Shean Yen Janice Kent and David L. Kent in San Francisco, Jo Ling is of mixed ethnicity; her mother is of Chinese descent and her father is American. Growing up immersed in both cultures, she is multi-lingual; she is fluent in English, Mandarin, and French.
Jo Ling Kent attended Rice University and completed her undergraduate degree in history and policy studies. After graduating from Rice, she attended Perking University where she earned a master’s degree in science in international affairs. She also attended the London School of Economics and Political Science. After completing her education at these institutions, she went to China as a Fulbright Fellow specializing in the effects of legal aid on underprivileged women and victims of domestic abuse.
Launching her career in journalism, she first landed a position as a web reporter for ABC, covering the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the Taiwan Olympics, and the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. After working as a web reporter for the network, she became an associate producer for ABC in 2009. In 2011, Kent became a Campaign Embed reporter for NBC News, and then went onto become the network`s Investigative and General Assignment reporter in 2012. After leaving NBC, Kent joined the Fox Business Network and worked as a correspondent for them from 2013 until 2016. Currently, she is a correspondent for NBC. Jo Ling Kent’s Twitter, like any good journalist, is always filled with headlines and stories she’s broken.
She Learned from the Best
It`s obvious that Jo Ling Kent, age 33, is passionate about her job, having done it for years in different roles, and in different parts of the world. When asked what her favorite part of her job is, she said it was, “Working with a smart and savvy team of journalists, breaking stories and interviewing business leaders like General Motors CEO Mary Barra and Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma. I also love meeting with startup founders and getting to know their stories.”
Her Campus also asked Kent about how she was able to make the transition from producer to on-air reporter, seemingly without a flaw. While she admitted she was less than professional at the beginning, her supportive co-workers really helped guide her: “When transitioning from being a producer to an on-air reporter, I worked in Hartford for NBC Connecticut. I had almost no idea of how to be a good local reporter. At the beginning, I was objectively terrible. Thankfully, because I worked at such a great station with supportive colleagues, I learned from the best and tried to make progress quickly.”
Her Husband is Also a Reporter!
In the midst of fostering her journalistic career, Jo Ling Kent still made sure to find time for a personal life. She and Scott Conroy tied the knot on August 22, 2015. Jo Ling Kent’s husband works as a senior political reporter for the Huffington Post. Their ceremony took place at the Mountain View Grand Resort in Whitefield, New Hampshire, and the two have been enjoying wedded bliss ever since. While the couple does not have any children yet, Jo Ling Kent’s pics on Instagram prove that she’s been enjoying her time alone with her husband, and her high-powered career as a news correspondent.