Jo Ling Kent

Who is Jo Ling Kent and why she left Fox and joined NBC News?

Jo Ling Kent was born in 1984, in San Francisco, California USA, of part- Chinese descent, and is a journalist, best known for her work with NBC News. Prior to joining NBC, she was with the Fox Business Network.

The Net Worth of Jo Ling Kent

How rich is Jo Ling Kent? As of mid-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $1 million, mostly earned through a successful career in journalism. She has also served in other networks, mainly as a political and technology reporter. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

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Early Life and Education

Jo Ling was born into a family of mixed ethnicity, as her father was American and her mother Chinese. Her family later moved to Minnetonka, Minnesota where she would be raised, but later attended William Marsh Rice University located in Houston, Texas and completed a degree in History, Asian Studies and Policy Studies.

She continued her education Beijing, China at a research institution in Peking University, studyinged for a Master’s degree in International Affairs. Afterwards, she went to the London School of Economics and Political Science, completing another Master’s degree in 2009, then worked in China as a Fulbright Scholar, on a program which aims is to help improve relations, diplomacy, and competence by selecting American citizens to receive research or education grants and study abroad. Jo Ling researched domestic abuse and sexual harassment, specifically about the impact of legal aid on these cases.

Journalism Career

Kent began her career as a digital reporter for ABC News’ Beijing Bureau, during which time  she covered several high profile events, including the 2008 Beijing Olympics. She also went to Taiwan to do live coverage of their 2008 elections, and covered the Sichuan earthquake, plus reporting on civil unrest that was building up in Tibet. The following year, she would become an associate producer for ABC, a position she held for two years, while also working for NBC News as a Campaign Embedded reporter.

She soon left NBC, and moved to Connecticut in 2012 to join NBC News, in the role of an Investigative and General Assignment reporter. For her work covering the Newtown school shooting, she was awarded a Peabody Award, but the following year she left NBC to join the Fox Business Network (FBN) as a news correspondent. She worked there for three years, and even had a role with Fox News Radio, working on the podcast entitled “Fast Forward with JL”. She handled global technology reports and also conducted interviews for numerous high profile technological executives, interviewing such as John Legere of T-Mobile, Mary Barra of General Motors, and Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma among many others.

Leaving Fox Business Network and Return to NBC

Jo Ling suddenly left the Fox Business Network in 2016, amid numerous rumors – according to reports from co-workers, she sent an email that she was leaving and updated her LinkedIn profile to show that she is returning to NBC News. There were some rumors that Jo Ling was trying to do a quick move to Fox News Channel from Fox Business, and demanded it happen as soon as possible. The network initially had plans for her to become a big name on Fox Business, but she had apparently made big demands which led to her leaving.

She’s returned to NBC News as a news correspondent. She also works as a part of the board of directors of the Minnesota YMCA Youth in Government.

Is Jo Ling Kent Married?

It is known that Kent is married to journalist Scott Conroy, who is also an author, but best known for working as a senior political reporter for the Huffington Post, and has made numerous television appearances. It isn’t known how long the two knew each other or how long they were dating before marrying in 2015 in a ceremony held in Whitefield, New Hampshire at the Mountain View Grand Resort.

Jo Ling Kent on Social Media

Similar to numerous broadcast journalism personalities, Jo Ling is very active on social media through websites such as Twitter and Instagram, on which she gives updates to followers about the latest news events around the world. Her Instagram account is mostly personal, which showcases pictures, food and travel.

Sources and references:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisa_Ling
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm6122435/bio
https://www.facebook.com/shsbands/posts/491531590903024
https://twitter.com/jonbcnews?lang=en
https://www.instagram.com/jolingkent/?hl=en

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