Facts of Kyung Lah
|Birth Name||Kyung I. Lah|
|Date of Birth||27th August 1971|
|Birth Country||Seoul, South Korea|
|Net worth||$1.8 Million|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Height||5 ft 4 in|
|Education||Hoffman Estates High School|
CNN journalist, Kyung Lah grabbed the attention of millions after stepping into the danger during the 2011 Japan’s devastating 9.0 hectare of an earthquake. Since then, she is highlighting the unsung stories from the underground to the political instabilities.
Lah was born as Kyung I. Lah on 27th August 1971 in Seoul, South Korea. After the birth, she and her parents immigrated to Streamwood, Illinois for a better livelihood. When she became eighteen plus, she received dual citizenship in the United States and South Korea.
Lah is a graduate of Hoffman Estates High School since 1989. She, further, joined the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1989. After four years, she earned a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Journalism degree in 1993.
Salary & Net Worth
Kyung Lah pursued a full-time reporter for a television news station, WWMT-TV in 1994. She later joined KGTV station in 1995. After working for five years, she then served as a fill-in-reporter for WBBM-TV, KNBC-TV from 2000 to 2005. Since then, she has been working as a national correspondent for global breaking news covering network, CNN.
Kyung is earning substantially a considerable amount of fortune from her profession. On a similar way, a national correspondent at CNN usually garners $114,310 on average from the lower and higher percentile of $104,762 – $122,979. So, Lah’s yearly income probably listed on the same figure. As in the present time, she is maintaining a net worth of $1.8 Million as of 2020.
Throughout Lah’s journalism career, she received various honors and achievements. While she was working for ABC-affiliate news station, KGTV, she earned a regional Emmy Award for her outstanding live coverage on a current news story, Long Form.
Los Angeles, California-based journalist, Kyung found the perfect match for eternal life, Curtis Vogel, former NBC News producer and current vice president at Edendale Strategies. The couple married in an intimate ceremony while opening their hands to greet their beloved ones.
Following their quiet and beautiful nuptial, the pair became the parents after Lah gave birth to their first child in 2011. During the postnatal period, she took maternity leave from CNN to take care of their newly-born baby. In 2012, she returned to CNN with enormous energy to work with her colleagues.
Back in 2005, Lah allegedly started an extramarital affair with her fellow KNBC-TV field producer, Jeff Solo. But, their alleged relationship could not last long after KNBC-TV station find out and decided to fire Lah in March 2005. At that time, Jeff was also cheating his wife. Apart from this, there is no issue in Lah and Curtis’s conjugal life. Also, read about MJ Lee‘s married life.
Criticized for Speaking about the Increasing of Simulating Rape
The 48-year-old journalist, Kyung faced a controversial problem with the Japanese blogospheres after writing a blog about the subculture of people in Japan in 1998 and 2009. In her blog, she described that especially men are addicted to animated adult movies, which is causing a simulating rape against women in Japan.
On 29th June 2012, Japanese bloggers criticized her point of view about the increasing rate of simulating rape cases in Japan due to animated characters in adult video games. They also said that this is a case of blaming the Japanese culture from an outsider, who is working at the international level of broadcasting news.
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