Who is Emma Vigeland?
Emma Vigeland was born on 18 April 1994, in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, USA, and is a producer as well as a political correspondent, best known for her work with The Young Turks (TYT) Network. She is the main host of the network’s political show called “TYT Politics/Rebel HQ”.
The Net Worth of Emma Vigeland
How rich is Emma Vigeland? As of mid-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $300,000, earned through a successful career in broadcasting, both behind the scenes and in front of the camera. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Education
Very little is known about Emma prior to her rise to fame as a broadcaster. She has not shared a lot of information regarding her family and childhood. It is known that she grew up in New Jersey alongside a younger sister, later moving to New York and settling there. She attended The Kent Place School which is an all-girls independent college located in Summit, New Jersey, and is considered one of the world’s top schools in preparing students to enter top American universities. They have around 600 students enrolled annually with a student-teacher ratio of 7:1.
After matriculating from high school, she enrolled at Lafayette College to complete a degree in Government & Law. It is a private liberal arts college based in Pennsylvania, with a small satellite campus in New York City. It was founded in 1826 and named after the famous General Lafayette who toured the country during that period. The college is considered a Hidden Ivy, meaning it is a smaller college that has education comparable to that of the Ivy League. She graduated from the college with honors.
Internships and Early Career Experience
Vigeland had been very passionate about politics since she was young, and pursued her passion throughout college, being a member of the Political Science Honor Society. She also did internships in several public offices, including at the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs located in New York. It is an office administered by the Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and Legal Counsel of the United Nations, providing a legal service to the other parts of the United Nations.
She also had an internship at Morvillo LLP before spending time as an intern at the office of Senator Kirsten E. Gilibrand, the junior US Senator from New York since 2009. She is a lawyer and politician who is a member of the Democratic Party.
After completing her college education, Emma began working at Mierop Design, a landscape and exterior design company, serving there as an office assistant, and then worked for Super Scoop Restaurant as a sales associate.
The Young Turks
In 2016, Emma became an intern for the company The Young Turks, and soon afterwards she was hired as a permanent part of the team. TYT is a news and commentary program with a primary presence on the website YouTube. It is the flagship program of the TYT Network which focuses on the creation of series covering current events. The program is known for its anti-establishment stance, while providing commentary on numerous segments of news. The program itself began on radio in 2002, before later finding a place on YouTube.
Eventually, its programs were also carried on its own website under the TYT Network. The show is also available on Pluto TV, Hulu, and Roku. The popularity of the program has helped the creation of two spin-off programs, one that aired on Current TV, and the other which aired on Fusion as a limited run program, covering the 2016 United States presidential election. The company and program has also been covered in the documentary “Mad as Hell”.
Aside from her work with TYT, Emma has also done voluntary work for the non-profit organization called Reading Is Fundamental, which aims to promote children’s literacy.
"The Bernie enthusiasm, honestly. I feel like it's just obvious if you're paying attention here."
— The Young Turks (@TheYoungTurks) February 4, 2020
Personal Life and Social Media
For her personal life, very little is known in terms of any of Vigeland’s romantic relationships. She has not been public about this aspect of her life, and many sources believe that she is single due to the lack of any evidence to prove otherwise.
She believes that one of the things needed to be done to change the current political climate is a campaign financial reform. She mentions that she is a political junkie, spending a lot of time learning the ins and outs of politics.
She is also a big fan of sports, following professional American Football and ice hockey. She’s also very interested in entertainment and awards shows, and a big fan of the television show “Game of Thrones”.
Similar to numerous broadcast personalities, she is highly active online through accounts on several major social media websites, using Instagram to post personal photos, including those taken from behind the scenes at work. She also takes a lot of photos while covering political events, and openly expresses her opinion on her account. She also has a Twitter account which she uses to express her opinions regarding current events.