Jason Kennedy (TV personality)

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Jason Kennedy
Robert Jason Kennedy

(1981-12-11) December 11, 1981 (age 37)
Alma materUniversity of Miami
Lauren Scruggs (m. 2014)

Jason Kennedy (born December 11, 1981) is an entertainment journalist and the host of E! News, at E! Networks, where he covers national celebrity news. Kennedy joined E! on air in 2005 and is a contributor to NBC's Today Show.[1] and host of the E! series, Live from E![1]

Born in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Kennedy grew up near that city, 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. Following his graduation from Westminster Academy (Florida),[2] 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.[citation needed]

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?"

Personal life[edit]

Kennedy began dating Lauren Scruggs in the Summer of 2013. Kennedy and Scruggs became engaged on May 30, 2014 in Lauren's Texas hometown.[3] The couple were married on December 12, 2014 in Dallas, Texas at the Four Seasons Resort and Club at Las Colinas.[4][5]


  1. ^ a b "Becomeahost.com/news". Become A Host. Retrieved November 28, 2012.
  2. ^ Jason Kennedy '00 Named 2016 Distinguished Alumnus. Westminster Academy, May 3, 2016.
  3. ^ Nessif, Bruna (30 May 2014). "Jason Kennedy and Girlfriend Lauren Scruggs Are Engaged- See The Ring!". E! Online. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Exclusive: Jason Kennedy and Lauren Scruggs Are Married!". eonline.com. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Jason Kennedy and Lauren Scruggs Are Married!". usmagazine.com. Retrieved 12 April 2017.

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