Jo Ling Kent is a 35-year-old award-winning NBC News correspondent from Minnesota. With thousands of people working as journalists, it is very difficult to leave a mark of your own and get famous for what you do; Jo Ling Kent was capable of doing that with her work.
Kent is considered to be the world’s fastest-rising journalist because she’s already achieved so much at such a young age. She’s worked in some of the world’s major media houses like NBC, ABC, and Fox Business Network.
The empathy and truthfulness Kent put in her stories differentiate her work from that of other journalists’. She often gets praised for this quality by audiences and her fellow practitioners.
Kent has interviewed some of the world’s most famous business tycoons, such as Mary Barra (the CEO of General Motors) and Jack Ma (the co-founder of Alibaba). She has also covered groundbreaking stories from all over the world, such as the Sichuan Earthquakes, Taiwan Olympics, and the Newtown school shooting. Nowadays, she is covering stories relating to technology, the business world, and the economy. Aside from her work as a passionate journalist, Kent has worked as a producer and an on-air reporter for various networks.
Jo Ling Kent Bio: Age, Parents, Early Life
Jo Ling Kent was born in San Francisco in 1984 to David L. Kent and Shean Yen Janice Kent. She is half American and half Chinese. Shortly after her birth, Kent moved to Minnetonka, a town in Minnesota, where she grew up.
Jo Ling Kent Personal Details
Kent’s zodiac sign is Taurus, and her nationality is American. Her hair and eye color are both brown, as well. She is very cautious about her appearance and takes good care of herself. She has been able to maintain a perfect figure even after giving birth to her daughter. Her sense of style inspires viewers a lot because she is always seen well put together on tv and social media. She is fluent in Mandarin, English, and French.
Jo Ling Kent Education Details
Jo attended a local high school and excelled as a student. She was strong in both athletics and academics, so she served as a member of the student government and her school’s figure skating teams.
After graduating, Kent attended Marshall Rice University for her higher studies. In 2006, she completed her bachelor’s degree. In 2008, Kent decided to do her post-graduation in International Affairs from Peking University in Beijing, China. In 2009, Kent went to the London School of Economics for a master’s degree in Political Science.
Jo Ling Kent Career Details
Initially, Kent wanted to pursue many career paths, but she eventually ended up choosing what she could do best, journalism. She laid the foundation of her remarkable journalistic career when she was in China for her post-graduation studies. Her first job was at ABC News, where she served as a web reporter. While living in China, Kent covered all sorts of excellent and influential stories.
Later on, she went to work with NBC News as a general assignment reporter and an associate producer. Her motto was to first learn everything from behind the camera to prepare for a future of working in front of it.
In 2013, she left NBC News to join Fox Business News as a business news correspondent. After working for three years at Fox, Kent returned to NBC News as a correspondent. Since then, she has been covering influential and powerful stories from all over the world.
A Happy Wife And Mother
Apart from being a journalist, Kent is also a wife and mother. Kent married Scott Conroy on 22 August 2015. Their intimate wedding ceremony took place at Mountain View House in Whitefield, New Hampshire. Her husband, Scott, is a senior political reporter at The Huffington Post. On 29 December, 2018, Kent and Conroy had a baby girl and named her Mira Ling Conroy.
Jo Ling Kent Net Worth
Kent is paid handsomely for her journalistic efforts, so she has been able to accumulate a considerable amount of wealth. She is estimated to be worth around $500,000.
Jo Ling Kent Awards
- Kent won a Peabody Award for her outstanding coverage of the Newtown school shooting.
- She was also awarded a Fulbright scholarship for her research project based on the lives of domestically abused underprivileged women.