Will Ripley Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Gay, CNN, Salary, and Net Worth

Will Ripley is an American Correspondent and News Reporter working for CNN in Atlanta, Georgia. He is excited to work with the CNN news crew.

Will Ripley Profile

Will Ripley is an American Correspondent and News Reporter working for CNN in Atlanta, Georgia. He is excited to work with the CNN news crew.

Will Ripley Education

Ripley graduated from Manchester High School and then attended the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism. He graduated from the university with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism. While at the university, he worked for Vox Magazine in Columbia, Missouri, and The Columbia Missourian as a photographer and reporter. It was in high school that Ripley developed an interest in journalism. While in high school, he worked for MHS-TV, his high school TV station as a News Director.

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Will Ripley Career

Ripley serves at CNN as a Senior International Correspondent based in Taipei, Taiwan. He has secured an exclusive interview with President Tsai Ing-wen. Also, he has covered the growing tensions between Beijing and the island. Ripley has also provided extensive coverage of the economic crisis in Sri Lanka, where he secured an exclusive interview with Wickremesinghe (acting President) in the year 2022.

Before being based in Taipei, Ripley was based in Hong Kong, China. There he covered multiple major series such as the Tokyo Olympics, Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai, the protests in Hong Kong, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Before Hong Kong, he was based in Tokyo where he covered the deadly floods in Joso;  the devastating eruption of Mt. Ontake; the execution of 2 Japanese ISIS hostages; and the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster. 

Ripley has over 2 decades of journalism experience. He has traveled to North Korea 19 times and with that, he is the first American television correspondent to do so. He has also provided an exclusive report from Pyongyang after nuclear tests and missile launches. Ripley was the only American journalist in North Korea when Otto Warmbier (a United States prisoner) was released a few days before his death in the year 2017.

Before Ripley joined CNN, he worked in newsrooms across the U.S. for about one and a half decades. He began his career as a student reporter in Connecticut. This was before going to work for KUSA-TV in Denver, Colorado; NewsChannel 5 – KRGV-TV in Texas. Ripley has interned at WTIC-TV in Hartford, Connecticut, and has worked as a freelancer at The Weather Channel where he did on-camera work. He has also worked in Missouri. 

Quick Facts About Ripley

Age41 years old as of 2022
SpouseMatthew Love
Net Worth$1 Million

Ripley has earned multiple awards and honors in his journalism career including Best Single News Story Award at the Asian Academy Creative Awards in the year 2018. This was for his coverage of the destruction of the North Korean remote Punggye-ri nuclear test site. At the Asian Academy Creative Awards, he was awarded an award for best exclusive CNN documentary, “Secret State: Inside North Korea.” Ripley also holds a Heartland Regional Emmy award and 4 Regional Edward R. Murrow awards. The Texas Association of Broadcasters recognized Ripley with the Steve Pieringer award for outstanding valor in news coverage.

Will Ripley Age 

Ripley is 41 years old as of 2022. He was born on May 9, 1981, in Manchester, Connecticut, United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 9th of May every year.

Will Ripley Height

Ripley stands at a height of approximately 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m).

Will Ripley Family

Ripley was born to his loving parents, whose names are unknown at the moment. His father works as a farmer. Information regarding Ripley’s siblings is currently under review. However, the information will be updated as soon as it’s available.

Will Ripley Partner

Ripley is openly gay. He is married to Matthew Love. They tied the knot on December 23, 2017. He often posts his partner on his Instagram Page. Ripley revealed their marriage in December 2017 in his tweet where he posted a pic of them holding hands and flaunting their wedding bands. When Ripley is not at work, he likes going on hikes with Matt as well as with their dog. 

Will Ripley Salary

Being one of the top journalists for CNN, he earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.

Will Ripley’s Net Worth

Ripley has an estimated net worth of $1 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a Correspondent and News Reporter.

Will Ripley CNN

At CNN Ripley works alongside;

  1. Phil Mattingly
  2. Suzanne Malveaux
  3. Patrick Oppmann
  4. Ryan Nobles
  5. Paula Newton
  6. Chad Myers
  7. Jeanne Moos
  8. David McKenzie
  9. Oren Liebermann
  10. Alex Marquardt
  11. Miguel Marquez
  12. Athena Jones
  13. Laura Jarrett
  14. Kristen Holmes
  15. Paula Hancocks
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