Jason Kennedy (TV personality)
Kennedy on the set of E! News in 2009
December 11, 1981 |
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, U. S.
|Alma mater||University of Miami|
Jason Kennedy (born December 11, 1981) is a correspondent at E! Networks, where he covers national celebrity news. In 2012, Kennedy was named co-anchor of "E! News Weekend" and host of the E! Online web series, "Live from E!" 
Born in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Kennedy grew up near that city and attended Westminster Academy, where his love for television news became apparent, even in his pre-teen years, when he spent countless hours chasing local news trucks and taking taxis to breaking news scenes for a mock-news show he produced and reported, from a studio he created in his own home. The studio was outfitted with 20 televisions, four cameras, a news desk and an editing station. Kennedy went on to attend the University of Miami, where he received several awards, including the Associated Press Award for Best News Feature in the state of Florida.
Following his graduation from the University of Miami, he moved to Los Angeles in 2004 and landed a job anchoring segments for Open Call on the TV Guide Channel. Since joining the E! Networks team, Kennedy has been a weekend anchor for E! News, hosted the Daily 10 show, and has hosted the "Last Bride Standing" special for E! and covered the death of Anna Nicole Smith in early 2007, near his South Florida hometown. Beginning in May 2008, Kennedy hosted his first Primetime show called Dance Machine on ABC. Kennedy was named one of People Magazine's "Hottest Bachelors of 2008" in June 2008. Kennedy was named one of ten young stars who will become a leader of the Broadcast industry, in the Los Angeles Times article "Clark Trek: Who Will Become The Next Dick Clark?"
Kennedy is furthermore well known for his extremely passionate Christian beliefs, and leads a bible study frequented by many young celebrities hoping to rehabilitate their images. Kennedy got engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Lauren Scruggs May 30, 2014.
- "Becomeahost.com/news". Become A Host. Retrieved November 28, 2012.
- Nessif, Bruna (30 May 2014). "Jason Kennedy and Girlfriend Lauren Scruggs Are Engaged- See The Ring!". E! Online. Retrieved 30 May 2014.