Covering the unusual and dangerous stories are the responsibilities of a reporter, but hardly someone can go to the extent as Will Ripley has. He has covered many excellent stories, with his interview with the three American detainees in North Korea being a peculiar one. Besides his professional achievements, Ripley recently caught the headlines for his marriage with a gay partner.
Career and Progression:
Will Ripley joined KRGV News Channel 5 as a co-anchor in 2004 and worked with the network for some time. He then served as an investigative reporter and anchor for KUSA-TV in Colorado from 2012 to 2014 and moved to CNN in the February of the same year.
Ripley has covered some exceptional stories including the Ukrainian crisis, the crash of Malaysia Airlines MH17, the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight, the Sinking of MV Sewol and many others. He has also reported much news from Japan and around Pacific region.
His exclusive CNN documentary, ‘Secret State: Inside North Korea’ became the top-rated cable news program at the time of its premiere in the United States.
How Much is Will’s Salary and Net Worth?
Ripley hasn’t given the exact details of his financial status, but considering his hardships and achievements, we can suspect that he enjoys a hefty salary and net worth.
Similarly, he has received several awards including Edward R. Murrow awards, Steve Pieringer award by the Texas Association of Broadcasters and Lone Star Emmy award.
Married to His Gay Partner!
Before proceeding to his relationship, let us reveal that Will Ripley is an openly gay. He is currently sharing a beautiful relationship with a partner, Matt Love. In December 2017, Matt shared a sweet picture of them holding hands while flaunting their wedding bands, and made everyone curious about the new move.
Caption: Matt sharing the snap of their rings, posted on December 24, 2017
Similarly, on January 21, Matt again shared their picture making a grand revelation that the duo has been married for a month. Although he didn’t mention the exact dates of their wedding, the posts make it clear that the couple got hitched at the end of 2017.
Caption: Matt posted a snap with Will on their first-month marriage anniversary, posted on 21 January 2018
Short Bio and Wiki:
Belonging to white ethnicity, Will Ripley aged 35 was born in May 1981. Since he handles the CNN's Tokyo bureau; he is currently residing in Tokyo, Japan. He attended Manchester High school and later earned a bachelor degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri. He has not provided the details about his family, but they sure are proud of his achievements. Although his height is not exactly detailed, he appears quite tall in his photos.