Molly Ball

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journalist (1987)
Sun Sep 15 2019
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With Beautiful curly hair, Molly Ball easily recognized in any gathering of journalists. Molly is a famous national political correspondent for Time. She is also the writer for The Atlantic and Politico. 

Further, Molly Ball is a 2012 Tonner prize winner for her Excellence in Political Reporting. In May 2019, she received a Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency in 2018. 

Early Life of Molly Ball

Molly Ball was born on April 20, 1987, in Denver, Colorado as Molly Ball under the birth sign Taurus. She holds American nationality and belongs to a Caucasian white ethical background.

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Snap: Childhood image of Molly Ball Source: pocketnewsalert

Molly was born to German parents and spent most of her childhood in Colorado. Her parents are retired college professors.

Schooling and Career

The Colorado native schooled at Cherry Clerk High School in Englewood. After completing high school, she obtained a degree in English and Literature at Yale University in 2001. 

Molly worked as an editor on the Yale Herald since 1999. After graduating from Yale University, she became a reporter for Cambodia daily. After that from 2004-2006, Ball joined Las Vegas Sun, a daily newspaper as a general assignment reporter.

Later, in 2009 she moved to the University of Michigan where she worked for 10 months until May 2010. And from 2010 to 2011 she toiled as a national political reporter for, Politico. As of 2019, Molly Ball is a writer for The Atlantic. 

Image: Molly Ball as a political writer in The Atlantic, live on CNN
Image: Molly Ball as a political writer in The Atlantic, live on CNN Source: newsbusters 

She has also made her appearance as analyst, writer on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and on many other news agencies. 

Spouse: David Kihara

Molly is married to her husband David Kihara. However, the exact date and place of their marriage is unknown. Molly's husband David is a senior editor at Politico and is also a famed journalist. 

Snap: Molly Ball and her spouse David Kihara
Snap: Molly Ball and her spouse David Kihara Source: wallpart

Her husband David is a former R-J cops reporter and has also worked as a managing editor for the website of WJLA, the ABC affiliate in D.C.

Mother of two Children 

American journalist, Molly has two children from her marital relationship with David Kihara. Their first child,a son named Benjamin Kihara was born in 2009, while the younger daughter named Miriam Kiahara was born in 2013.

Body Stats and Social Media Profile 

Molly is a tall and beautiful journalist. However, the exact height and weight details are not known. But she looks stunning in her black curled hair and dazzling brown eyes. 

Similarly, Molly is also not active in social sites. She did not have her Instagram and Facebook accounts. But she has her twitter account followed by 134k people on 35k tweets. 

Awards and Achievement 

Talented journalist, Molly is a winner of a Tonner Prize in 2012, for Excellence in Political reporting. Similarly, she was also awarded by Sandy Hume Memorial Award for Excellence in Political Journalism. 

Likewise, Molly also received Lee Walczack Award for Excellence in Political Analysis. Further, she even won Sigma Delta Chi Award for Online Column Writing. 

Net Worth and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire

An average salary of a journalist in America ranges from $25.5k-$71.7k per year. So as a political correspondent, she probably earns about $50,000 annually. Besides, she is also a writer for The Atlantic and Politico through which she earns $30,000 annually. Summing up, she earns about $100,000 in a year.

Molly's net worth as of 2019 is estimated to be $500,000.

In addition, she was also a contestant on Season 5 of the U.S syndicated version of the show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire in 2007. She won $100,000 in the show.

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