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Kaj Larsen Biography

Kaj Larsen is an American journalist, correspondent, and producer born in Santa Cruz, California. He has worked for Vice News, CNN, Now This News and Current TV. Larsen worked for the Vanguard international news documentary investigative reporting show on Current TV beginning in 2005.

From 2010 to 2011, Kaj produced the documentary series LOCKUP Maricopa County and LOCKUP RAW for MSNBC. He also became a producer and correspondent for CNN until he was laid off in 2012 after CNN abolished their investigative news departments. Larsen then became a correspondent for VICE News and hosted the series VICE on HBO.

He has also covered international and domestic conflict, including stories about waterboarding, Ebola outbreaks, drug trafficking, Boko Haram, Somalia, and the militarization of the Arctic.

Kaj joined the United States Naval Academy where he played water polo, but he then transferred to the University of California, Santa Cruz after two years. He aspired to be a Naval Aviator, having taken flying lessons growing up.

Larsen graduated with a degree in political science from the University of California at Santa Cruz. He then received a master’s degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School. At Harvard he was awarded a fellowship from the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy. Larsen was also a a joint fellow at Tufts University Jebsen Center for Counter-Terrorism studies.

He worked on US Navy Pirate Hunters, a one-hour special for Spike TV, and Lockup, the MSNBC show about life in an American prison as a producer. Larsen has had an Emmy nomination, a Peabody nomination, two Telly Awards and also several Golden Cine Awards. He is also a two time national champion open-water swimmer, he placed third in the Escape from Alcatraz duathalon.

Larsen helped launch The Mission Continues, providing fellowships to veterans, and continues to serve on the group’s board of directors. He is also close friends with politician and former Navy Seal Eric Greitens as both served together in Iraq.

Kaj Larsen Age

Larsen was born in Santa Cruz, California. He has however not disclosed his year of birth.

Kaj Larsen Family

Larsen was born to a former U.S. Marine father.

Kaj Larsen Navy Seal

He is a combat veteran Navy Seal who served in the War on Terror during Operation Enduring Freedom. He stayed in the US Naval Reserves earning the rank of Lieutenant Commander after his five-year active duty service. Larsen was then assigned as a Maritime operations officer at Special Operations Command Africa.

Kaj Larsen Current TV

Kaj Larsen is a former correspondent and producer for the cable and satellite television network Current TV. He worked for the network from 2005 to 2012, covering a wide range of stories and issues both in the United States and around the world.

During his time at Current TV, Larsen served as a correspondent for several of the network’s documentary series, including Vanguard and The War Room with Jennifer Granholm. He also produced and reported on breaking news stories, political events, and international conflicts.

Larsen left Current TV in 2012 to pursue other opportunities, but he has remained active as a journalist and media personality. He has worked as a correspondent for Vice News and as a host and producer for the History Channel, among other projects.

He was also the senior correspondent and host of Current TV’s The Current Election and has consulted on Aaron Sorkin‘s HBO fictional news program The Newsroom.

Kaj Larsen CNN

He joined CNN as a correspondent for the Special Investigations and Documentary Unit in 2010. There, he covered the drug war in Mexico, the floods in Pakistan and WikiLeaks.

Kaj Larsen Vice

He began working as a bureau Chief for VICE News is 2014. 276 school girls were kidnapped by Boko Haram in Nigeria the same year. He then traveled to Nigeria to embed with the Nigerian military and report on Boko Haram’s effect on the region.

He documented the conflict between the Nigerian Army and Boko Haram by observing firefights and interviewing victims as well as combatants on both sides in a series of reports for VICE and VICE HBO. Larsen left Vice News in 2016.

Kaj Larsen Salary

Larsen is believed to receive a good amount as his annual salary though the exact amount is not yet disclosed.

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