Who is Ken Dilanian?
Ken Dilanian is an American television host and journalist who is famous for covering news in Iraq as a foreign correspondent. Currently, he works with NBC News as their off-air reporter in the investigative unit. His focus is mainly in national intelligence and security.
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Ken Dilanian Early Life, Age, Family, and Education Background
Ken was born in 1969, in Massachusetts, the USA, which makes him 50 years old, American by nationality, and is of white ethnicity. Details regarding his birthday and most of his childhood hidden from the public eye. However, it is known that his parents are both American. He has neither shared the names of his parents nor those of his siblings if he has any.
Ken Dilanian looking all sporty on location. pic.twitter.com/nwtj50vhy4
— Kyle Andrew Brown (@kylemillennial) August 6, 2018
As a young boy, Ken grew up watching news and journalists do their job. Some of the channels he loved watching as a young child include BBC, CNN, NBC and many others. His dream was to one-day work in the top news broadcasting networks. Regarding his education background, Ken went to the Williams College where he studied and graduated with a degree in political science and history in 1991.
Ken Dilanian Professional Career
Ken began his career as a journalist in Philadelphia. He received a lot of attention and appraisal for writing about Philadelphia’s child welfare system deaths, as well as covering news in Iraq. This also won him a Meritorious Journalism Casey Medal in 2007.
In April 2010, he started working as a reporter in Washington, D.C, bureau. He worked there for four years until May 2014, while at the same time working as a writer for the Los Angeles Times. He also worked with USA Today for three years, covering Congress and foreign policy.
Dilanian worked at the Philadelphian Inquirer for ten years, spending three of these years in Rome as a foreign respondent who would frequently take trips to Iraq. He would report on the ongoing war there working independently from Baghdad, as well as embedding with US troops. While in Philadelphia, Ken won numerous awards for his investigation into government dysfunction.
In 2016 he joined NBC News where he currently works. He is the NBC security reporter in their investigative unit that is based in Washington, DC. Ken reports for all the NBC’s digital and television platforms. He also makes regular appearances on “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt” as well as MSNBC.
Ken Dilanian Controversies
In 2017, L.A Times wrote that they were disowning Ken who had worked with them previously. The reason for this move was the emails that had been released about Ken, in which he is said to have shared stories with CIA press office before they could even get published. Ken’s intention was to get the CIA approval before such news was made public.
It is common for many national security reporters to check their facts with government organizations. However, these emails allegedly showed that Ken went beyond that. He not only shared stories before they were published but he also discussed with the CIA how they could twist public opinion of drone strikes according to their liking.
On one occasion, Ken is said to have re-written a lead as per the CIA’s dictates. According to the Los Angeles Times report, the CIA claimed that there was no collateral murder that took place in a drone strike in 2012 on Abu Yahya al-Libi, an Al Qaeda leader. However, this version of events was disputed by an Amnesty International report – according to them, eyewitnesses claimed that more than 15 people were killed during the drone strike.
Ken Dilanian Personal Life. Is He Married? Who is he in a Relationship With?
Being ranked among the most popular reporters and journalists, people are curious to know who Ken is involved with romantically. His love life seems to be as successful as his professional life. Although Ken has not divulged a lot of information regarding his love life, his Facebook page has a number of photos of his unnamed spouse and children.
From the look of things, Ken seems to have been married for quite some time now, and they have been blessed with two boys. He is assumed to have married before he rose to fame. Their union has passed the test of time and they seem to be doing just great. There is no information about Ken being involved in a romantic relationship before marrying his wife. He has also not been linked with any affairs in the past.
Ken Dilanian Net Worth
Ken has been in the media industry for a long time. He has managed to establish himself as a hardworking and a talented reporter who always has some important news to deliver to his viewers all over the world.
Ken’s job has seen him work with some of the most prestigious and renowned organizations. For this reason, he earns a good amount of income each year. Although he is yet to reveal his annual income details with the public, reputable sources estimate Ken Dilanian net worth to be not less than $1.5 million.