Quick Facts of William Anderson Ripley

  • Full NameWilliam Anderson Ripley
  • Date of Birth1981 /05 /09
  • NicknameWill
  • Marital StatusMarried
  • BirthplaceColumbia, Missouri, USA
  • EthnicityWhite
  • ReligionChristian
  • ProfessionCNN Correspondent
  • NationalityAmerican
  • Active Year2014-present
  • Eye colourBlue
  • Hair colourBlonde
  • BuildSlim
  • SpouseMatt Love (2017-present)
  • EducationUniversity of Missouri in Journalism
  • Online PresenceTwitter, Instagram, Facebook
  • HoroscopeTaurus

Will Ripley is an American political correspondent for CNN. Further, Ripley is an award-winning  Chinese correspondent for CNN, based at networks’ Asia Pacific headquarters in Hong Kong. Moreover, he is only an American reporter, who has traveled to North Korea for 19 times since  2014. As of now, Ripley is a regular host of the show like Talk Asia.

Before joining CNN, he worked as an anchor and investigative reporter for KRGV-TV in South Texas of the US-Mexico border for seven years. Apart, Ripley came into a highlight for his marriage with a gay partner. To find out more about his personal and professional life read the whole article.

Born in Columbia, Missouri, USA

Will Ripley was born as a William Anderson Ripley on May 9, 1981, in Columbia, Missouri, USA. He grew up with his parents in Columbia, Missouri along with his siblings. He holds an American nationality as well as Chinese nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. Moreover, he openly accepts his sexual orientation as gay.

He attended his college at the University of Missouri in Columbia. Further, he gets a graduate in journalism. While reading journalism, he also worked as a reporter and photographer for The Columbia Missourian and Vox Magazine. After, completing his graduation, he joined KRGV-TV’s News Channel5 in South Texas of the US-Mexico border. He worked as a morning news co-anchor for seven years and even won the Lone Star Emmy Award for best morning newscast.

As a CNN Correspondent

Well, 38 years old, talented reporter, Ripley joined CNN in 2014 after he left his job at KUSA-TV as an investigative anchor and reporter in Denver, Colorado. However, he joined his career as a correspondent from Tokyo, Japan. But, later he went to work as a correspondent for CNN, based at networks’ Asia Pacific headquarters in Hong Kong. Further, he became famous for being only a television journalist to interviewed three American detainees in North Korea. Moreover, he was the first foreign journalist to visit North Korea’s satellite control center.

Check out the video of Will Ripley’s journey to North Korea.

He also contributes to coverage of the Ukrainian crisis, the crash of Malaysia Airlines MH17, the sinking of MV Sewol and many more. He has won numerous awards for his outstanding works. As per now, we can see him as a guest anchor for CNN Newsroom live From CNN’s Hong Kong. He is a regular host of the program such as Talk Asia.

Partner- Matt Love

Since he openly accepts as being gay. Currently, he is sharing a happy married life with his gay partner, Matt Love. Further, he is married to his best friend. But, back on December 23, 2017, his partner, Matt shared a picture with a sweet caption of them holding hands by featuring their engagement rings. As this news came, all his fans were curious about there relation and when they will get married.

Will Ripley with his partner Matt featuring their wedding rings.
Will Ripley with his partner Matt featuring their wedding rings. Image Source: Instagram

And just after sharing their wedding rings in December, his partner, Matt again shares a picture making it clear that they are married on January 20, 2018. Matt shared a picture with a sweet caption of celebrating a one-month marriage anniversary. However, they haven’t revealed the exact date of their marriage yet.

Will and Matt celebrates their first month marriage anniversary.
Will and Matt celebrate their first month’s marriage anniversary. Image Source: Instagram

As per now, the couple is enjoying their happy married life without any sign of separation and spilled up. Further, the couple shares a strong bond and mutual understanding. Nevertheless, the couple seems so happy being together and often shares the picture of hanging out together holding hands. Besides, both of them are focused on their career building also.

What’s His Net Worth?

The award-winning correspondent, Ripley might have collected a hefty amount from his career as a CNN Correspondent. Further, his net worth might be around $1 Million like MJ LeeErin Hawksworth, and  Stephanie Sy. Although exact information of his earnings is unknown, the average salary of a CNN correspondent is around $93,474-$202,623. 

More to that, he might also get a bonus for his hard work. Nevertheless, he also a reporter and host for a host like Talk Asia which might also help to uplift his income. as of now, he is living a lavish life with his partner in Hong Kong, China.