Kent Shocknek Biography, Age, Family, Wife, Filmography and Net Worth

Kent Shocknek Biography

Kent Shocknek is an American actor who began acting after a lengthy career as a television newsman. Because of the length of his journalism career, the duration of his broadcasts, and breaking news events, by the time of his retirement from news, he earn credit with having logged more hours anchoring newscasts than anyone else in Los Angeles

Kent Shocknek Age

Schoknecht was born on 2nd of December 1956, Berkeley, California, U.S. He is 62 years old as of 2018.

Kent Shocknek Family | Young

There is no information about his family and how he was raised up. Kent has not shared any information about his parents and with their occupation, he has also not shared any information him having siblings or elder brothers and sisters

Kent Shocknek Wife | Children

There is no information about him having been married, he has not shared any information about him having married and has opted to keep silent about his personal life. He has also not shared any information about him having dated before.

Kent Shocknek Career

Kent began his career at  Shocknek’s first TV reporting job was in Sioux City, Iowa (KCAU-TV), followed by a three-year stint as anchor and Space Shuttle reporter in Orlando, Florida (WFTV). In 1986, Shocknek anchored the start-up of L.A.’s first TV morning news program, “Today in L.A.” on KNBC-TV. Over the years, he broadcast—often single-handedly—such marathon events as the Los Angeles riots, O.J. Simpson murder trial, and natural disasters, including earthquakes that more than once shook his studio while he was on the air.

He made national news headlines anchoring the 1986 launch and explosion of Space Shuttle Challenger; and a strong aftershock to the deadly 5.9 1987 Whittier Narrows earthquake. The threat of falling studio lights forced Shocknek to take cover under his set’s anchor desk for several seconds as he continued reporting about the ground- and studio movement.

After helming the KNBC program for 15 years, Shocknek moved to morning newscasts at KCBS-TV (CBS2-TV in Los Angeles) in 2001. There, L.A. Confidential magazine named him one of L.A.’s top three anchors. He anchored live the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center, and subsequently reported live on the War in Iraq, Michael Jackson’s funeral, presidential inaugurations; plus Southern California’s seasonal wildfires and frequent high-speed freeway chases.

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Together with his morning coanchor Suzie Suh moved to prime-time spots on Los Angeles CBS TV-owned station KCAL9, anchoring the #1-rated newscasts, “KCAL9 News at 8 and 10 PM.” The City of Los Angeles proclaimed January 10, 2014, as “Kent Shocknek Day,” in honor of Shocknek’s decades of dedicated service. In a move that surprised viewers, he retired from daily newscasting in late 2014. His final newscast – including a 10-minute career retrospective and farewell video featuring L.A. newsmakers and Hollywood celebrities – aired September 26, 2014. Various local governments and agencies, including the City and County of Los Angeles, as well as the State of California, have honored him for his work.

Shortly after Shocknek retired from news anchoring, the short film “The 6 O’Clock” premiered online, starring Shocknek as the male lead in the role of a highly focused individual, who may not be the person the audience believes him to be. He has acted in major Hollywood film productions, working for directors Steven Spielberg, Adam McKay in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Barry Levinson, and Justin Lin, among others. In television, Shocknek has marked more than a dozen appearances as newsman “Guy Ross” in the crime procedural dramas, NCIS (TV series) and the NCIS spin-off series, NCIS: Los Angeles. He also has appeared several times in Criminal Minds, and the Amazon series, Bosch.

Shocknek’s voice is almost as well known as his image; he began writing and delivering the 60-second daily radio commentary Just A Minute with Kent Shocknek on CBS all-news radio station KNX-1070 AM in Los Angeles, in 2003. Later, he launched Premiere Magazine Live!, a weekly national radio show about movies, in approximately 50 markets countrywide, with his wife Karen, using the on-air surname Walters, working as co-host.

Kent Shocknek Net Worth

Kent estimated net worth is under review, there is no information about his net worth or salary but he is said to have been earning a huge salary from his work.

Kent Shocknek Filmography

  • 1985 A View to a Kill fisherman extra, uncredited
  • 1993 Blossom himself NBC TV
  • 2004 Envy newscaster Barry Levinson, director
  • 2004 The Terminal newscaster Steven Spielberg, director
  • 2004 Anchorman: the Legend of Ron Burgundy network reporter Adam McKay, director
  • 2004 First Daughter contentious reporter Forest Whitaker, director
  • 2004 Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: the Lost Movie network reporter video
  • 2005 The West Wing anchorman NBC TV
  • 2005 xXx: State of the Union newscaster Lee Tamahori, director
  • 2006 Commander in Chief news anchor Ben ABC TV, 3 episodes
  • 2006-07 Shark TV reporter CBS TV, 3 episodes
  • 2007 Primeval newscaster
  • 2007 Disturbia news anchor D.J. Caruso, director
  • 2008 Monk TV reporter USA Network
  • 2008 Superhero Movie news anchor
  • 2008 ER news reporter NBC TV
  • 2008 Fragments hospital reporter Rowan Woods, director
  • 2008 Grave Misconduct TV reporter TV movie
  • 2008 Eagle Eye newscaster D.J. Caruso, director
  • 2008 Dirty Sexy Money Channel 10 reporter ABC TV
  • 2008 The Unit TV newscaster CBS TV
  • 2008 Parasomnia himself William Malone, director
  • 2008 The Sarah Silverman Program TV reporter/anchor Comedy Central
  • 2009 Meteor WNN overnight anchor TV mini-series, 2 episodes
  • 2009 Imagine That financial reporter Karey Kirkpatrick, director
  • 2009 Washington Field David Sumner TV movie
  • 2009 Medium newscaster CBS TV
  • 2009 Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Battlenizer USA release 2017, voice
  • 2009-10 Flash Forward Hansen ABC TV, 4 episodes
  • 2009-10 True Jackson, VP himself Nickelodeon
  • 2010 CSI: NY reporter CBS TV
  • 2010 The Company Men Rittenour John Wells, director
  • 2010 The Chosen One newscaster Rob Schneider, director
  • 2011 Fast Five news anchor Justin Linn, director
  • 2012 The Mentalist newscaster CBS TV

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