Who is Jo Ling Kent?
Jo Ling was born in San Francisco, California USA on 11 May 1984, so under the zodiac sign of Taurus and holding American nationality, and of Chinese descent – she is popular for being a news correspondent of NBC News.
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Growing up in the US
Jo Ling was raised by her father David L. Kent who is American, and her mother Shean Yen Janice who is originally from China – she spent most of her childhood in Minnetonka in Minnesota as her parents moved there shortly after she was born. Jo Ling rarely talks about her parents, and never mentions her siblings which make people believe that she is an only child.
After she matriculated from a local high school, Jo Ling enrolled at the William Marsh Rice University located in Houston, Texas and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in History, Asian Studies, and Policy Studies in 2006. She didn’t stop with her education there as she continued studying at the Peking University in Beijing, the capital city of China, then in 2009 she received her Master’s degree in Political Science. from the London School of Economics.
Becoming a journalist and building her career
Jo Ling started working during her studies in Beijing – she was a Fulbright Scholar and was researching matters related to how legal aid affects women who are victims of sexual harassment and/or have suffered domestic abuse.
Her first ‘real’ job was for the ABC News station, as she worked as their digital reporter in the Bureau of Beijing – she covered some important events during that time such as the Beijing Olympics in 2008, reported live during the Taiwan elections in 2008, covered the Sichuan earthquake, and the civil rights disturbances in Tibet. In 2009, she was promoted to the position of associate producer at ABC and remained part of the team until 2011, when she moved to Connecticut in the US and started working as a general assignment reporter for NBC News. Jo Ling was praised for her reporting skills, and she and her team managed to win the prestigious Peabody Award for their coverage of the Newtown school shooting.
In 2013, she left NBC and became part of the Fox Business Network – she mostly worked as their news correspondent and stayed with them until 2016, while she was also working for the Fox News Radio’s podcast “Fast Forward with JL” in 2015 and 2016. While she was part of the FBN team, Jo Ling interviewed some of the most popular people in the field of technology including the CEO of T-Mobile John Legere, the CEO of General Motors Mary Barra, Jack Ma who is the co-founder of the popular e-commerce company Alibaba, and the CEO of Box, Aaron Levie.
After leaving FBN, she went back to work for NBC News and is still working for them as a news correspondent while she is also serving on the board of directors of Minnesota YMCA’s Youth in Government. When advising young people who want to start their careers in journalism, Jo Ling tells them to ‘just get out there and do it. Be humble. And meet as many people as you can.’
NBC News is the subsidiary of the popular American broadcasting TV network NBC – NBC News is operated by NBCUniversal Broadcast, Cable, Sports and News which is part of the NBCUniversal.
The program was first launched on 21 February 1940 and its current president is Noah Oppenheim – its offices are located in New York City in the Rockefeller Center. “The NBC Nightly News” are operated by the NBC News and it is the best rated newscast in the US, while NBC News also operates the “Meet the Press” Sunday morning program which is the longest running TV series in the history of the US.
NBC News is also operating the MSNBC cable news network which airs 24 hours a day – in 2017, NBC News bought 25% of Euronews, the European news network which airs 24 hours a day as well.
Love life and marriage to Scott Conroy
Jo Ling seems to be happily married to Scott Conroy – they had been dating for years before exchanging their vows on 22 August 2015 at a big ceremony organized at the Mountain View Grand Resort in Whitefield in New Hampshire. They were married for nearly four years and initially focused on their career and decided not to have kids, but were ready for a family in 2018 as Jo Ling gave birth to their daughter in December – she took her baby girl together with Scott to Taipei in Taiwan where she had an opportunity to meet her great-grandparents who are 100 years older than her.
Scott is also part of the broadcasting industry, and works as a senior political reporter for the Huffington Post. He is the author of “Vote First Or Die” and “Sarah From Alaska” books, while he is also credited with making the “New Hampshire” seven-part Huffington Post’s original documentary series, which follows the life of the people involved in presidential campaigns in New Hampshire – Scott has also worked for Real Clear Politics, and was an embed reporter for CBS News.
— Jo Ling Kent (@jolingkent) September 12, 2018
Jo Ling is very good at languages and speaks English, French, and Mandarin. She and her husband are both big animal lovers, and they have a dog named Stella which they adopted from a dog shelter – they both love to travel and often visit famous places around the world together.
Appearance and net worth
Jo Ling is currently 34 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes but her height and weight are not known. According to authoritative sources, her current net worth is estimated to be over $1 million, and is steadily rising.
Social media presence
Jo Ling is quite active on two of the most popular social media platforms on the Internet – she launched her Twitter account in November 2008 and has so far gathered over 33,000 followers and tweeted around 22,300 times. Her Instagram account is followed by nearly 11,000 people while she posted around 2,400 pictures.