Veteran journalist Akiko Fujita has covered major stories throughout Japan and Asia. She is currently the anchor and correspondent of CNBC, showing no signs of slowing down as she continues to attain greater heights in her career.
Akiko Fujita Bio, Age
Born in 1979, Akiko Fujita celebrates her birthday every 9 September as per her bio. She holds the nationality of an American and belongs to Asian ethnicity. She grew up in a family of five; her parents and two siblings, Shinichiro Fujita and Oishii Chantilly.
Akiko Fujita enjoys a family holiday with her Fujita Family on 31 December 2018 (Photo: Akiko Fujita's Instagram)
Her grandfather Morio Ikeda was born on Hawaii’s Big Island, raised by immigrants from Fukuoka, Japan. When the Tokyo World War II broke out he was present there, working as an engineer due to which he was unable to return to America.
His stay in Japan might be faith as he met Akiko's beautiful grandmother there. Akiko always wondered why her grandparents never moved back to America. Later after her grandfather's demise in 2012, her mother found his important documents which contained his high school report cards, high school diploma, passenger list from the S.S. Monterey, ship ticket to California and many more.
She found the actual answer why her grandfather never moved back to America. The turning point in his life was The Great Tokyo Air Raid which killed 100,000 Japanese which included his friends which made him stay in Japan.
Akiko, age 39, graduated from the University of Southern California, where she studied Broadcast Journalism and International Relations.
Married / Husband
Even though she is a very known face of media, Akiko has still managed to keep her personal life low key. However, it is known that she is not married yet or even dating anyone. She might be very focused on her career than thinking of settling down after getting married to a husband.
Coming from the Asian race, Akiko is very charming, attracting many fans with her personality. Talking about her height Akiko once posted a picture with Congolese American Basketball player, Dikembe Mutombo who stands at the height of 7 feet 3 inches and she seems a lot shorter in height than him which makes her quite short in stature.
Akiko Fujita CNBC & Salary
Upon her graduation, Akiko worked at KIFI-TV as a reporter. She later worked in the Pacific Northwest as a general assignment reporter for KOMO-TV and NorthWest Cable News, where her work was recognized with an Emmy nomination. After that, Akiko worked at Tokyo-based correspondent for ABC News, where she covered the 2011 tsunami and nuclear disaster in Japan. She brought viewers to live, breaking developments on the ground as the catastrophe unfolded.
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She traveled to many places to cover major stories. She has taken her passion of storytelling all over the world. As of now, she is an anchor and correspondent for CNBC, based in Hong Kong. She also co-hosts Squawk Box Asia every morning, interviewing primary business and political leaders throughout the region.
As an employee of CNBC, she draws an average salary of $117K per annum.