Jo Ling Kent (NBC News) Bio, Wiki, Age, Parents, Nationality, Husband, Baby, Salary and Net worth

Jo Ling Kent Biography and Wiki

Jo Ling Kent is an American journalist who is well known as the NBC News Correspondent and a former reporter for FOX Business Network, ABC, and CNN. Ling Kent has been heavily involved in some of the groundbreaking stories since the day she joined the NBC News team in 2016.

Jo Ling Kent Age

Jo Ling is 38 years old as of 2022. She was born on May 11, 1984, in San Francisco, California, in the United States. She  celebrates her birthday on May 11th every year.

Jo Ling Kent Height

The NBC News correspondent stands with an average height of 5 feet 6 inches and weighs about 60 Kg.  To add up to the looks, her flawless black hair and dark brown shining pair of eyes complete her aura. Sadly there is no information about the vital body statistics.

Jo Ling Kent Parents

Speaking about her parents, the beautiful journalist Jo was born in San Francisco, CA but brought up in Minnetonka, MN by a generous father David Kent, and a caring mother Shean Yen Janice Kent. She credits her family for playing a vital role in her life.

Regarding her ethnicity and nationality, Jo is half Asian or rather, she is half Chinese and half American and furthermore, she is quite good in Mandarin Chinese. Her mother Yen Janice comes from China while on the other hand, her David Kent was born on American soil. Besides that, Ling Kent is fluent in both English and France.

Jo Ling Kent Education

Digging into her academic records, Kent attended Hopkins High School from there, she became an undergraduate from Rice University and later she flew to London, England where she earned her degrees in international affairs from both the London School of Economics and Peking University.

Moreover, she attended and graduated from Peking University Law School Center via Fulbright scholarship. Immediately after graduating from campus, she moved back to her mom’s homeland, China where she worked as a writer and translator for ABC News in Beijing. A few months later, she joined CNN in Beijing as an associate producer before she graduates from the London School of Economics.

Jo Ling Kent NBC News Husband

Jo Ling Kent is married to her devoted husband Scott Conroy who is an author and an acclaimed reporter for HuffPost. The couple had their colorful wedding on August 22, 2015, surrounded by their dear loved ones. Regarding her children, Ling Kent and her husband Scott become parents for the first in 2018 and also in December 2020 after announcing their second child.


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Ling Kent’s journey to NBC News began back in 2008 after graduating college and joining ABC News in Beijing as a translator and a writer. From there, she got a job at CNN in Beijing as an associate producer. After sharpening her skills and getting to know much about journalism, she decided to move back to the USA, where she got hired by NBC’s affiliate WVIT in Connecticut working as a field reporter as well as a blogger.

Without backing down, Jo had best moments working as an embedded reporter covering the 2012 presidential election subsequently making the WVIT family win the Peabody Award for coverage of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. In addition, Ling Kent has once been responsible as a technology reporter for FOX Business Network back in 2013.

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Jo Ling Kent Salary

The average NBC  News salary for Correspondent and reporter is $150, 546 a year as of early 2021, which means Kent makes about the same salary for her work there. She  has an estimated net worth of  450, 000 dollars as of 2021.


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