Kyung Lah Biography
A native of Seoul, South Korea Kyung Lah is a South Korean-American journalist and CNN correspondent based in Los Angeles.
She graduated in 1989 from Hoffman Estates High School in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. In 1993, she earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign.
Kyung Lah CNN
Late 2005, Lah joined CNN Newsource as a Washington, D.C. based correspondent. In November 2007, she became CNN’s Tokyo based correspondent with a Japanese interpreter always accompanying her.
Lah later left her post in Japan on 27th June 2012, for a position at the CNN bureau in Los Angeles where she works to date. On January 21, 2017, she spoke on CNN about the 2017 Women’s March as Donald Trump takes office.
This was about women taking part across the United States to send a message to Trump. she also spoke about the UC Berkeley Protest that happened around 5 pm. She has covered a wide range of stories at CNN.
Lah has also written extensively about Japanese subculture, specializing in men who have married animated characters and video games that simulate rape. As a result, Lah has been criticized by the Japanese blogosphere for focusing on the irregular outliers of Japan, rather than the hard-hitting news that was expected from her as a reporter for an international broadcasting company.
Kyung Lah WBBM-TV
Lah began her career as a desk assistant and field producer at WBBM-TV in Chicago in 1993. In 1994, she moved to WWMT-TV in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where she became a reporter.
In 1995, She left WWMT-TV for KGTV-TV in San Diego as a reporter. In January 2000, she moved back to WBBM-TV in Chicago as an on-air reporter. Lah later moved to Los Angeles in 2003, to take a job at KNBC-TV where she was a morning reporter and a midday anchor.
However, in March 2005, Lah was fired from KNBC-TV over an alleged affair with her field producer Jeff Soto. They were both married at the time and Lah’s husband worked within Los Angeles.
Kyung Lah Age
Lah was born on August 27, 1971, in Seoul, South Korea. She is 49 years old as of 2020.
Kyung Lah Husband
Lah is married to her husband Curtis Vogel, a TV producer. The couple has a child together who they welcomed in 2011. In 2005, she was alleged to have an extramarital affair with her field producer, Jeff Soto and this led to her being fired from KNBC-TV.
Kyung Lah Height
Lah stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches.
Kyung Lah Salary and Net Worth
Lah earns around $57,768 in a year. She has an estimated net worth of between 1-5 million.
Kyung Lah Hurricane
In 2017, in hurricane hit Miami Lah has filmed warning residents of the strong winds and heavy downpour battering the city. She was filmed struggling to stand and being thrown back by the strong winds.
Lah narrowly escaped being hit by a signpost that came crashing down as she jumped backward. She warned people to be aware of the things happening around them. The storm left more than one million homes without power.
Kyung Lah Awards
In 2015, Lah received a News and Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story – Long Form.
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