January 22nd, 2014

CNN Appoints Will Ripley as Tokyo-based Correspondent

CNN International today announced the appointment of Will Ripley as the network’s Tokyo-based correspondent.

A journalist with almost 15 years of experience, Ripley will be responsible for covering major news stories from Japan.

“Will is a tenacious, dedicated, courageous reporter – exactly what we look for at CNN,” Executive Vice President and Managing Director of CNN International Tony Maddox said. “We are thrilled to welcome him to the CNN family as we continue to strengthen our coverage in the Asia region.”

Ripley has spent the last three years as an investigative journalist and anchor for KUSA-TV in Denver, Colorado. Prior to that appointment he spent seven years on the U.S-Mexico border as an anchor and reporter for KRGV-TV in South Texas. He reported on drug cartels, border violence and illegal immigration. Before moving to Texas, Ripley worked for KRCG-TV in Missouri.

Throughout his career, Ripley has won numerous reporting accolades including four Regional Edward R. Murrow awards and a Heartland Regional Emmy award. Ripley studied journalism at the University of Missouri in Columbia, is an accomplished cameraman and editor, and speaks fluent Spanish.