当 CNN记者的直播被你国群情激奋的"民众""自发"打断时，相信全世界真的感受到了这场灾难是何其悲壮。据说，这名记者被打断的原因是他偷拍遗体，然而事 实上他连医院大门都还没有进去。又据说，这名记者被打断的原因是他强行采访家属，然而事实上他只是站在门口做一个总结性的陈述。
这 个被迫中断直播的记者名叫Will Ripley，毕业于密苏里大学，拥有新闻传播学学士学位，于2014年1月加入CNN，驻扎在CNN的东京分部，报道面覆盖整个东亚和东南亚。在加入 CNN之前，Ripley已经是一名有着15年新闻报道经验的资深记者了。2004年，当时年仅22岁的他就开始独自调查世界上最危险的贩毒集团之一 Los Zetas的犯罪活动。期间他受到过Zetas的死亡威胁，家人与朋友也离他而去。四年之后，为了表彰他的贡献，Ripley被授予了Steve Pieringer Award。
在如此多年的记者生涯中，能说一口流利的西班牙语的Ripley不仅经常性出入美墨边境和南美 毒品走私与黑帮械斗最猖獗的地方，而且还在福岛核电站爆炸后的灾难现场，尼泊尔地震灾区等一系列危险地带发出过一线报道，可以说只要有任何突发性灾难，就 会有他的身影。同时，Ripey多次造访北朝鲜，接触过大量朝鲜官员、民众，甚至是所谓的“间谍”。
Will Ripley is an award-winning correspondent for CNN, based at the network's Tokyo bureau. A journalist with 15 years of experience, Ripley is responsible for covering major news stories from Japan and across the Asia Pacific region.
Since joining CNN, Ripley has contributed to the network's coverage of major breaking stories, including the earthquakes in Nepal, the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525, the 2015 blizzards in the northeastern United States, the crash of AirAsia flight QZ8501, the Umbrella revolution in Hong Kong, the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, the crash of Malaysia Airlines MH17, the South Korea ferry tragedy, and the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines MH370.
Ripley is one of the few journalists to make repeat visits to North Korea. His exclusive reports, including a rare trip to the Kaesong Industrial Complex, interviews with American and South Korean detainees, and an unprecedented sit-down interview with a top North Korean official, made headlines around the world.
Ripley has reported extensively across Japan -- including the execution of two Japanese ISIS hostages, the Sony hacking investigation, the deadly eruption of Mt. Ontake, the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster, and Japan's ongoing social and economic issues.
Prior to CNN, Ripley spent three years as an investigative journalist and anchor for KUSA-TV in Denver, Colorado. He covered major stories including the Aurora theater shooting, catastrophic wildfires and floods, and the historic legalization of recreational marijuana.
Prior to his appointment at KUSA, Ripley spent seven years on the U.S-Mexico border as an anchor and investigative reporter for KRGV-TV in South Texas. He reported on drug cartels, border violence and illegal immigration. Ripley also traveled to South America where he reported on a surge in Mara Salvatrucha gang activity.
Before moving to Texas, Ripley worked for KRCG-TV and KOMU-TV in Missouri.
Throughout his career, Ripley has won numerous reporting accolades including four Regional Edward R. Murrow awards and a Heartland Regional Emmy award. He was honored by the Texas Association of Broadcasters with the Steve Pieringer award for outstanding valor in news coverage, which is given to journalists who exhibit bravery by going above and beyond the call of duty.
Ripley studied journalism at the University of Missouri in Columbia and is an accomplished cameraman and editor.