Jo Ling Kent is a renowned American journalist and news correspondent who is working with NBC News. Being of Chinese descent, she has slowly but surely climbed the ladder in her career to where she is now through hard work and professionalism. To learn more about Jo Ling Kent’s career rise, husband, bio, body measurements, and height, read on.
Jo Ling Kent Bio
Kent was born Jo Ling Kent on May 11, 1984, in San Francisco, United States. She was born to her parents; David L. Kent, her father, and Shean Yen Janice, her mother. According to Jo Ling Kent’s bio, she belongs to the mixed ethnicity – Asian American ethnicity – as she is half American (from her father) and half Chinese (from her mother) but her nationality is American. Kent, who was raised in Minnetonka, Minnesota where she grew up with her family, attended Rice University, officially known as William Marsh Rice University in Houston, Texas, and graduated in 2006 with a BA in History, Asian Studies, and Policy Studies.
She went further to do her post-graduate studies in International Affairs at the Peking University – a Chinese research institution, located in Bejing – in 2008 before proceeding to obtain her Master’s degree at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in 2009. The journalist speaks French just alright but is fluent in English and Mandarin languages – thanks to her ancestry.
Before kicking off her career as a journalist, Kent worked as a Fulbright Scholar in China, with her area of concentration limited to researching cases that bothered around the impact of legal aid for underprivileged women in sexual harassment and domestic abuse. She started off her journalism career with ABC News as a digital reporter in Beijing Bureau. She handled the coverage of Beijing Olympics 2008 as a web reporter. But that was just the beginning. Kent also had live coverage of the 2008 Taiwan elections, the Sichuan earthquake, and civil unrest in Tibet.
Between 2009 and 2011, Jo Ling Kent worked as an associate producer in Beijing for ABC. Her job with ABC was well documented and it attracted the likes of NBC News who came calling and she began working as a Campaign Embed reporter for them, still in 2011. In 2012, she went to Connecticut to pick up a role as an Investigative and General Assignment reporter for NBC. For their strides, Kent and her team also received the Peabody Award when they covered the Newtown school shooting.
The American correspondent left NBC News to join Fox Business Network (FBN) as a news correspondent in 2013. She worked for Fox between 2013 and 2016, with a temporal role with Fox News Radio for about a year in 2015 in the podcast ‘Fast Forward with JL’. Kent also handled reports on global technology and to her credit, has also conducted interviews for the industry’s bigwigs such as John Legere, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of T-Mobile, Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors, Jack Ma, co-founder of Alibaba, Aaron Levie, who is also CEO of Box, and so many others. She has returned to NBC News and currently works as their news correspondent while also sitting as a member of the board of directors of Minnesota YMCA Youth in Government.
Is Jo Ling Kent Married? – Husband, Parents
Jo Ling Kent is happily married to a fellow journalist, Scott Conroy. Kent and Scott had been dating for a while before they finally walked down the aisle on August 22, 2015, in a grand ceremony which was held at the Mountain View Grand Resort in Whitefield, New Hampshire. The lovely couple is still yet to announce that they are expecting a baby neither has Kent been seen with a baby bump even though her fans have been long expectant for such news to filter through.
From her activities on social media, the NBC news correspondent seems to be really making the most of her alone time with her husband, which is without the distraction of raising kids for now, while both of them are fixated on building their respective careers. Scott Conroy, who is also a media personality, is a senior political reporter for the Huffington Post. And as mentioned earlier, Kent’s parents are David L. Kent and Shean Yen Janice.
Net Worth and Lifestyle
Jo Ling Kent is very active on all her social media accounts. Even though she is not on Facebook, she can be reached on her Instagram account (@jolingkent) or her Twitter handle, where she has more than 29,000 followers. She has more than 8,000 followers on Instagram (@JoNBCNews).
Although her annual salary is not available and with no other known business ties or connections, she is thought to have an estimated net worth of between $500,000 – $1 million.
Body Measurements – Height, Weight
Information regarding her body measurements and statistics is not available. There is no data with regards to her weight, height, breast and hip size, etc. but from her pictures, one could tell that blooming journalist maintains a correlative body mass and shape. Kent’s eyes are brown and she has black hair.