FOX Business Network (FBN) has hired Jo Ling Kent from NBC’s owned and operated station WVIT (Hartford), announced Kevin Magee, head of the network.

Starting May 1st, Kent will serve as a business reporter for FBN covering breaking financial news and international market moves. She will be based out of FBN’s headquarters in New York.

In making the announcement Magee said, “Jo is an extremely accomplished reporter.  Her experience overseas will help our audience understand international markets and economies.”

While at WVIT, Kent covered local businesses as a general assignment and investigative reporter. Prior to that, she was a campaign embed reporter for NBC News, covering the 2012 presidential race. Before joining NBC, she covered the Chinese economy, human rights, Taiwan trade and environmental issues as an associate producer in CNN’s Beijing bureau. She got her start in television working as a web reporter for ABC News where she covered the Beijing Olympics, 2008 Taiwan elections, unrest in Tibet and the 2008 Sichuan earthquake.

In 2006, Kent founded the Annual International Women’s Day Benefit, an organization dedicated to creating mentoring and education programs for girls in the United States and China. To date, the organization has raised tens of thousands of dollars through fundraising events across the country.

Kent holds two masters degrees in international affairs from both the London School of Economics and Peking University, in addition to a BA from Rice University. She is a U.S. Fulbright Fellow to China, specializing in the effects of legal aid for underprivileged women in the criminal justice system under China’s preeminent women’s activist lawyers. She originally helms from Minnesota and is fluent in Mandarin.

FOX Business Network (FBN) is a financial news channel delivering real-time information across all platforms that impact both Main Street and Wall Street. Headquartered in New York—the business capital of the world—FBN launched in October 2007 under the leadership of FOX News Chairman & CEO Roger Ailes and is now available in more than 60 million homes in major markets across the United States. Owned by News Corp, the network has bureaus in Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, DC and London. On the web at


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