Jo Ling Kent is a well-known correspondent and journalist who hails from the country of the United States of America. Jo Ling Kent is known for her role as a journalist on the NBC News Channel. Apart from this, Jo Ling Kent also is instrumental in covering the country of China at the Fox Business Network and Jo Ling Kent also reports on the sector of global technology.

Personal Life

Jo Ling Kent was born to David L.Kent and Shean Yen Janice Kent in the year 1984. Jo Ling Kent was born in the city of Minnetonka, located in the state of Minnesota, in the United States of America. It was here that she spent a great deal of her early life and childhood.

Jo Ling Kent’s father, David L.Kent is American while her mother, Shean Yen Janice Kent is Chinese. Therefore, Jo Ling Kent belongs to the American-Asian ethnicity. Jo Ling Kent is fluent in English and Mandarin, additionally she knows how to speak in French as well.

Jo Ling Kent was a student at the Rice University. It was here that she earned her bachelor’s degree in the field of history and policy studies. It is reported that Jo Ling Kent, in Beijing, is a Fulbright Scholar.

Following which, Jo Ling Kent earned her master’s degree in the field of Science in International Affairs. After gaining her master’s degree Jo Ling Kent was a student at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Jo Ling Kent is married, on the 22nd of August, in the year 2015, she married Scott Conroy, who himself is a political reporter and works for The Huffington Post. They got married at the Mountain View Grand Resort in Whitefield, located in New Hampshire. Jo Ling Kent’s in-laws are the famous Lynn F. Conroy & James B. Conroy.

As of 2018, there are no signs of divorce & child or pregnancy with regard to the couple.


Jo Ling Kent began her career by working in the country of China, researching and providing legal aid and support to victims of domestic abuse, especially underprivileged women. Post this, Jo Ling Kent stepped into the field of journalism by working as a digital reporter at ABC News, in their bureau at Beijing. Soon she got a great response and started working for NBC News, initially as the Campaign Embed Reporter and then moved on to various other roles.

Last Modified: 04 Jun, 2018

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