Will Ripley Biography
Will Ripley is an American Chinese journalist working for CNN based in Taipei, serving as an International correspondent. prior to that, he was working at KRGV-TV in south Texas serving as an anchor and investigative reporter for a period of seven years.
Will Ripley Age
Ripley is 41 years old as of 2022. He was born on May 9, 1981, in Manchester, Connecticut, in the United States.
Will Ripley Height
Ripley stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches tall.
Will Ripley Family
Ripley has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if he has any siblings.
Will Ripley’s Husband/Partner
Ripley is openly gay and married to Matt Love. Their marriage was revealed in December the year 2017 through Matt’s shared tweet picture of them holding hands while flaunting wedding bands.
Will Ripley’s Net Worth
Ripley has an estimated net worth of between $500,000-$1 Million which he has earned through his successful career as an International correspondent.
Will Ripley Salary
He earns an annual salary ranging from $50,000 – $ 90,000.
Will Ripley Education
Ripley completed his high school level at Manchester High school. Later on, he enrolled at Missouri campus where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.
Will Ripley Career
Ripley is an Award- winning Senior International Correspondent for CNN, based in Taipei. Moreover, he has led the recent coverage of Taiwan, securing an exclusive interview with President Tsai Ing-wen. Additionally, he is reporting on the growing tensions between the island and Beijing. Moreover, Will has reported on the ongoing economic crisis in Sri Lanka, securing an exclusive interview with the acting President Wickremesinghe in 2022. Prior to moving to Taipei, Ripley was based in Hong Kong.
Where he reported on some of the biggest stories from the region in recent years, including the Tokyo Olympics, and the coronavirus pandemic. The stories also include Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai, and the Hong Kong protests. Previously, he was CNN’s Tokyo-based correspondent. Where he reported on the execution of two Japanese ISIS hostages, and the devastating floods in Joso. Will also report on the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster, and the deadly eruption of Mt. Ontake.
Furthermore, he has traveled to North Korea 19 times since 2014 — more than any American TV correspondent. Additionally, Ripley has reported from Pyongyang after missile launches and nuclear tests and was the only American journalist in North Korea. While U.S. prisoner Otto Warmbier was released just days before his death in 2017. Before joining CNN, he was working in newsrooms across the United States. Moreover, he started as a student news reporter in Connecticut before heading to Missouri, Texas, and Colorado.
Will Ripley Awards
Moreover, Will has won some accolades including Best Single News Story at the Asian Academy Creative Awards. In 2018 he reported on the destruction of the remote Pieringer nuclear test site in North Korea. Additionally, Ripley also received the award for Best Documentary at the Asian Academy Creative Awards for his exclusive CNN documentary Secret State
In addition, he has also been awarded four Regional Edward R. Murrow awards and a Heartland Regional Emmy award. On top of that, Will was honored by the Texas Association of Broadcasters with the Steve the Pieringer award.
Will Ripley’s Social Media Platforms
He is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. He has over 55k followers on Instagram, over 32k followers on Facebook, and over 93k followers on his Twitter accounts.