Jason Kennedy Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 15 Aug, 2017
Facts of Jason Kennedy
Date of Birth: 1981 , December-11
Age: 36 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Jason Kennedy
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Lauderdale
Ethnicity White
Profession News anchor
Married Yes
Married to Lauren Scruggs (m. 2014)
Education University of Miami
Awards Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Entertainment News Program, MORE
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Synopsis

Jason Kennedy is entertainment correspondent for E! and a host of E! News Weekend, where he covers national celebrity news. He also reported exclusively on the death of TV personality and model Anna Nicole Smith, while working for E! In the year 2008, he also hosted ABC’s short-lived Dance Machine game show.

Early Life and Education

Jason Kennedy was born on December 11, 1981, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, U.S. He was raised up in his Lauderdale hometown with his parents. As a child, he discovered his love for television news and he spent countless hours chasing local news trucks and taking taxis to breaking news scenes for a mock-news show.

The studio was outfitted with 20 televisions, four cameras, a news desk and an editing station. Upon his graduation from Westminster Academy, he went on to attend the University of Miami and earned several awards including the Associated Press Award for Best News Feature in the state of Florida.

Regarding his ethnicity, Jason is of mixed ethnical background and he belongs to American nationality. 

Professional Career

Following his graduation, Jason Kennedy went to Los Angeles in the year 2004 and landed a job, anchoring parts for Open Call on the TV Guide Channel. After a year, he began working for E! as a weekend anchor and hosted the Daily 10 show.

During this time, he also reported on the death of television personality and model Anna Nicole Smith, near his South Florida hometown.

Jason hosted his first Primetime show Dance Machine on ABC in May 2008.

Personal Life

Jason Kennedy is a married person. He is married to his longtime girlfriend Lauren Scruggs. The pair tied their knot on December 12, 2014. They held their wedding ceremony at the Four Seasons hotel in Dallas, Taxes along with their families and friends.

The couple met when his friend Giuliana Rancic introduced Laura to him. On May 30, 2014, it was announced that Jason was engaged to Lauren. The couple recently celebrated their two year wedding anniversary in December.

Jason and his wife Lauren are still acting like newlyweds. According to People.com, Lauren lost her left eye and arm in a plane propeller accident in the year 2011. After that, she made a miraculous recovery, and her journey received national attention.

The couple is living happily with each other.

Net Worth and Salary

Jason Kennedy is the anchor of E! News, at E! Networks. He has an estimated net worth of $4 million, which he has accumulated from his journalism career. Further to add, his wife Lauren has also earned a good amount of net worth from her prolific career. Her current net worth is $1 million. As a journalist, Jason also earns a handsome amount of salary from his work on various networks.

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