Will Ripley Wiki
Will Ripley is American, Chinese Correspondent for CNN, based at the network’s Asia Pacific headquarters in Hong Kong.
Will Ripley Education
He studied at the University of Missouri in Columbia and graduated in journalism , he is an accomplished cameraman and editor.
Will Ripley Age
He was born on May 09, 1981 in American. He is 37 years old as of 2018.
Will Ripley Husband
He is an openly gay. He is currently in a relationship with Matt Love. Their marriage was revealed in December 2017 through Matt’s shared tweet picture of them holding hands while flaunting their wedding bands. Their marriage date is not known for he didn’t mention the exact dates of their wedding.
Will Ripley Career
He begun his career on the U.S-Mexico border as an anchor and investigative reporter for KRGV-TV in South Texas for seven years. He reported on border violence, drug cartels and illegal immigration. He reported on a surge in Mara Salvatrucha gang activity in South America. He later moved to Texas, where he worked for KRCG-TV and KOMU-TV in Missouri.
At KUSA-TV in Denver, Colorado, he spent three years as an investigative journalist and anchor. He covered major stories including catastrophic wildfires and floods, the Aurora theater shooting and the historic legalization of recreational marijuana.
He was CNN’s Tokyo-based correspondent. He reported extensively across Japan and was among the first foreign journalists to interview Tokyo’s first female leader and first female governor of the Democratic Party. He has covered larger breaking stories including the execution of two Japanese ISIS hostages, the devastating floods in Joso, and the deadly eruption of Mt. Ontake, the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster, fashion, Japanese innovation, and technology.
He has more than 15 years experience, since 2014, he has traveled to North Korea 18 times, more than any American correspondent. He was named to Crain’s NewsPro ’12 to Watch in TV News’ for 2018, he has reported exclusively after nuclear tests and missile launches from Pyongyang. He was the first foreign journalist to visit North Korea’s satellite control center and was among the reporters granted unprecedented access to leader Kim Jong Un’s first Workers Party Congress. His exclusive CNN documentary “Secret State: Inside North Korea” was the top rated cable news program at the moment it premiered in the United States.
In China, he was among the first journalists to lively report from the massive chemical explosions in Tianjin. He has won numerous reporting accolades throughout his career, including a Heartland Regional Emmy award and four Regional Edward R. Murrow awards. The Texas Association of Broadcasters honored him with the Steve Pieringer award for outstanding valor in news coverage, which is given to journalists who go above and beyond the call of duty and exhibit bravery.
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