Who is Jo Ling Kent?
Jo Ling Kent is an American award-winning tv journalist. The TODAY show, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, and MSNBC were among the programs she appeared on while working as the business and tech correspondent for NBC News.In June 2020, Kent was covering the George Floyd protests in Seattle, Washington, when a flash-bang grenade from the Seattle Police Department struck her live on air. Her clothes was partially burned by the gadget, but she sustained only minor injuries.
Jo Ling Kent Age
Ling is 38 years old as of 2022. She was born on May 11, 1984 in San Francisco, California, USA.
Jo Ling Kent Height
Kent stands at an average height of 5 feet 5 inches.
Jo Ling Kent Parents
Kent’s parents are Shean Yen Janice Kent and David Kent. She is a native of San Francisco, California. She was raised by her parents in Minnetonka, Minnesota.
Jo Ling Kent Education
Ling was an undergraduate at Rice University and earned graduate degrees in international affairs from both the London School of Economics and Peking University.
Jo Ling Kent Ethnicity
Ling is half Chinese and half American. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.
Jo Ling Kent Husband | Baby
Ling is married to Scott Conroy. They have been together in marriage since 2015. Scott works as an author and reporter at HuffPost. The welcomed their first daughter named Mira Ling Conroy in 2018 and their second daughter named Delancey Mei in April 2021.
Kent received a COVID-19 vaccination shot live on television in April 2021 while reporting on the vaccine and pregnancy. Before Delancey was born, Jo startled Hoda Kotb by announcing live on television that she was expecting her second child, a baby girl.
Savannah Guthrie helped Jo Ling in sharing her “special” news on a December 2020 broadcast of The Today Show. As soon as they heard Jo’s good news, Hoda and Savannah congratulated her and Hoda clapped happily.
Jo Ling Kent Wedding
Kent and her husband hosted their wedding ceremony on August 22, 2015 at the Mountain View Grand hotel in Whitefield, New Hampshire, USA. Their wedding was officiated by William M. Gardner, the secretary of state of New Hampshire and a justice of the peace.
Jo Ling Kent Salary
Ling earned an average salary of $87,304 at NBC. She worked as the business and tech correspondent for the station.
Jo Ling Kent Net Worth
Ling has an estimated net worth of $800,000. She generates her income from her career as a journalist.
Jo Ling Kent Leaving NBC
Kent has worked as a journalist for NBC News since 2016. In June 2020, she was covering the George Floyd protests in Seattle, Washington, when a flash-bang grenade from the Seattle Police Department struck her live on air.
She revealed her decision to move on via a tweet after officially announcing her departure from the station. Most of her present and former coworkers sent their best wishes to her, though she has not yet revealed what that future entails.
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Which High School did Jo Ling Attend?
Jo was a student at Hopkins High School.