With distinctive curly hair, Molly Ball easily gets identified in any gathering of Journalists. In the course of her career, she has covered national political stories as they unfolded. Her resolve and commitment to leave no stone unturned in her career earned her Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting following her outstanding 2012 Presidential campaign coverage. Learn more about the bio, age, height and other interesting facts about this talented journalist below.
Molly Ball – Biography (Age)
The actual date of birth of Molly Ball is unknown, as well as her family background and her early life. However, it is an already known fact that she was born in Denver, Colorado to German college professor parents. Although she is an American by virtue of her birth, Molly Ball also shares German bloodline through her parents. Most of her childhood was spent in Colorado; she admitted to having been trained to be culturally illiterate as she was often forbidden from watching television as a kid.
The Denver native schooled at Cherry Creek High School in Englewood and graduated in the year 1997. After high school, she enrolled at Yale University where she acquired a degree in English Language and Literature. While there, she served as a senior editor of the University’s publication, Yale Herald; a position she held till 1999. As a result of her incredible performances, she was named the editor of Yale Literary Magazine before graduating in 2001.
Working assiduously to see her young dream come to reality, Ball’s foray into the world of Journalism started right from her 5th grade as she affirmed. She reportedly started a newspaper in her neighborhood in suburban Denver while working for Hartford, Connecticut bureau of New York Times as a reporter on a part-time basis as a varsity student.
In the summer of 1999, Molly Ball started an internship at Toledo Blade in Toledo, Ohio and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the Summer of 2000. The following year, she joined Washington Post where she equally interned in the capacity of a reporter working with a highly experienced and qualified team where she whetted her skills in journalism.
Molly Ball’s first official job as a graduate was in 2001 after she got hired as a correspondent by Cambodia Daily. There, she mined her trade for two years before she went off to join Las Vegas Sun serving as a general assignment journalist from 2004 till 2006. She once again changed moved to Las Vegas Review-Journal in February 2006 and there, she served as a political reporter until August 2009.
The year 2009 saw her bag the prestigious Knight-Wallace Journalism fellowship at the University of Michigan. As a result, she relocated to Ann Arbor, Michigan where she got her pens to work for few months before landing herself, a job with Virginia based Print media, Politico covering top national political news from 2010 to 2011. Since 2011 to date, she has been working as a staff writer for The Atlantic in Washington D.C.
Her opinions and views on national politics are always sought after, she has appeared as a political analyst on several media outfits including CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, NBC’s Meet the Press, CBS’s Face the Nation, and PBS’s Washington Week, just to mention a few.
For her contributions to Journalism, she has been decorated with several awards and recognition. Some of them include the Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting (2012), Lee Walczak Award for Political Analysis and Sandy Hume Memorial Award for Excellence in Political Journalism.
Additionally, Molly Ball participated in the popular TV game show, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire where she won $100,000 in 2007. She is also very active on social media where uses her handles to keep her numerous fans updated on the latest political happenings and other details of her daily life.
Is She Married, Who is Her Husband?
Molly Ball has been married for many years now and is a proud mother of two adorable children. She is happily married to a man named David Kihara. Although there are no much details with regards to their relationship, the couple has been together for so many years. Their union has produced two children – a son, Benjamin (b. 2009) and a daughter named Miriam (b. 2013).
Her husband, David Kihara is a renowned journalist who works as a senior editor at Politico. His journey into journalism dates back in his days at Seattle where he used to write for the Stranger. He has also worked for the likes of Village Voice (New York), Cambodia Daily, Las Vegas Sun, The Las Vegas Review-Journal, TBD.com, ABC7/WJLA, and Washington Post. His reports on child welfare issues earned him the Nevada Press Association Service Award.
Molly Ball’s Height
Molly Ball is a very tall and gorgeous lady. However, the exact details of her height, weight, and body measurement are not known. In addition to her slim bodybuild, she rocks black curled hair with a pair of brown eyes.