Kyung Lah Biography
Kyung I. Lah is a Korean media personality serving as a Senior National Correspondent for CNN based in Los Angeles. She previously worked at KNBC-TV in Los Angeles as a morning reporter and a midday anchor and as an on-air reporter for WWMT-TV in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and WBBM-TV in Chicago as well as a reporter for KGTV-TV in San Diego.
Kyung Lah Age
Lah was born on August 27, 1971, in Seoul, South Korea.
Kyung Lah Height
She stands at a height of height 5 feet 5 inches tall.
Kyung Lah Nationality
She is South Korean.
Kyung Lah Education
Kyung attended Hoffman Estates High School in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, and earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Kyung Lah Parents
Lah was born in Seoul, South Korea, and grew up in Streamwood, Illinois. When she was about 5 years old, her parents emigrated to the U.S. and settled in Streamwood, Ill., where they ran a convenience store. She has not revealed any further information regarding her parents.
Kyung Lah Siblings
Lah was brought up alongside her brother who is a lawyer.
Kyung Lah Husband
Kyung is married to Curtis Vogel, Vice President at Edendale Strategies in Los Angeles, California and previously served as a News Director at TDS Telecommunications LLC and also worked at NBC News as a Today Show Producer. He graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism.
Kyung Lah Children
Kyung and her husband have two children together with their first child born in 2011.
Kyung Lah CNN
Lah currently serves as a Senior National Correspondent for CNN based in Los Angeles and has covered the 2020 Democratic nomination for US President, assigned to covering Sen. Kamala Harris and Sen. Amy Klobuchar. She also covered the political and cultural impact of the surge of women candidates who ran for US Congress in 2018. She remains one of the political correspondents covering the 2020 campaign but has also dived into the breaking news of COVID-19 in the Western region and the national economic implications of the pandemic.
Lah has also covered major US & global events in the last decade, from the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School to missing flight MH370 from Malaysia and the downing of MH11 from Ukraine and also covered the tensions with North Korea from the Republic of Korea and Japan.
Before rejoining CNN US, Lah served as the Tokyo correspondent for CNN. In March 2011, she was in Tokyo as the 9.0 earthquake struck Japan. She remained in Japan covering the 15,000 killed in the tsunami and the world’s worst nuclear disaster in 25 years at the Fukushima nuclear power plant triple meltdown. She was the first US broadcast journalist to be taken inside the meltdown at the one-year anniversary of the disaster. Lah has reported extensively throughout East Asia, reporting stories of conflict and human struggle from China, Korea, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Pakistan. She previously served as a national correspondent for CNN Newsource based out of Washington, D.C. and reported on live breaking news events from the nation’s capital for approximately 800 CNN Newsource partner stations.
Kyung Lah Awards
Lah has received numerous awards including a local Emmy for investigative reporting, Best Criminal Justice/Legal Affairs Award from the San Diego Press Club, and recognition from the Associated Press and the Michigan Association of Broadcasters.
Kyung Lah Salary
She earns an average annual salary ranging between $104,762-$114,310.
Kyung Lah Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $2 million.
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